Ethiopian Adventure (3)

December 4, 2014  |  By  | 


CHAPTER(ONE:((THE(WAY(IT(BEGAN( ! ! As#the#ship#left#New#York#Harbor,#it#glided#past#the#7igure#of#the#Statue#of#Liberty.#Mom#and#Dad# pointed#it#out#to#their#two#daughters,#Rebecca#(Becky),#six#,#and#Ruth,#four.##Since#our#parents# had#often#read#Bible#stories#to#us,# Ruth#remembered#the#story#of#the# destruction#of#Sodom#and# Gomorrah.#Lot’s#wife#had#disobeyed# God#and#looked#back#longingly#at# the#cities#while#7leeing,#and#was# then#transformed#into#a#pillar#of# salt#as#punishment.##My#sister# refused#to#look#back#at#the#Stature# of#Liberty,#thinking#if#she#looked# back#on#America,#she#would#turn# into#a#pillar#of#salt!# ! The#year#was#1952#and#our#family# of#four#was#headed#out#for#a#threeO week#journey#across#the#Atlantic#cean#to#Africa#on#board#a#Dutch#freighter.#We#joined#eight# other#passengers.#The#twelve#of#us#were#going#to#Ethiopia#as#missionaries.# ! My#parents,#Mary#Jane#and#Wilson#Spahn,##felt#that#God#wanted#them#to#serve#Him#in#the# country#of#Ethiopia.##Mom#and#Dad#met#at#seminary,#married,#and#had#Rebecca,#their#7irst#child.## Dad#had#been#a#pastor#in#northwestern#Florida#after#he#graduated#from#seminary. ETHIOPIAN ADVENTURE 

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