Sunday school prize-giving suggestion for 10-12 year olds
Christian Focus are now reissuing this popular series of books which were prepared as stories for broadcasting in the 1940s when Dr White and his wife returned to Australia from their missionary work in Tanzania. His experiences in the mission hospital, equipped with only early, basic equipment, are woven into the adventures which provide an insight into rural African life still influenced by witchcraft. Dr White's medical skills are paralleled by his skill in introducing his patients to a Saviour who is able to forgive their sin.This particular book tells the story of Tembo a young African who arrives at the mission hospital at death's door with TB and malaria. He was not only cured physically but spiritually through the kind and patient care of the Christian doctors. Freed from superstitious fear, Tembo plays his part in the battle against a vicious leopard who has already claimed the lives of villagers. Christian Focus wisely give a brief historic update of the work and point out that the mission hospital is now staffed largely by African doctors.