2019-2020 Children's NMI Mission Books

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All-Reader Books

A Boat for Panama by Kim Davis

God used the children of the Colorado District to answer the prayers of a need for a boat to share the gospel in Panama and in the lives of the indigenous people of Kuna. While this is a true story, the characters from the family and church in the USA are altered to draw children into the story and empha­size how God uses people of all ages to bring others to Christ.

Mama’s Song by Anna Derbyshire

Michael is a boy in South Sudan, Africa. His mother sings her children a song about trusting Jesus that influences Michael in a profound way throughout his life. Michael Gatkek currently serves as USA/Canada coordinator of Sudanese Nazarene Ministries, founder/president of African Relief Ministries, and founder of Nuer Christian Mission Network.

Nally-Enska’s Dream Comes True by Lynne Chambers

This book is fiction but based on facts and highlights the transformation of an underprivileged village in the mountains of Haiti through child sponsor­ship. This transformation is achieved through the local Nazarene congregation, which launches a school, and through a missionary who introduces musical instruc­tion and instruments.

Advanced Books

After the Storm by Cheryl Crouch

This book is based on a compilation of true sto­ries. While at a Mavericks game, a tornado takes out Hayden’s home, the parsonage, and the sanctuary of their church. During the difficult aftermath, Hayden is deeply moved by the response of the church.  A year later, when Hayden hears hurricanes are headed for Houston, he joins with his church, district, and region to gather Crisis Care Kits. With God’s help, CCKs make it all the way to Puerto Rico—in a surprise twist involving the Mavericks.

The Case of the Lost Lamb by Wes Eby

This book is a sequel to the children’s missions book for 2018-19, The Case of the Missing Cross. It is based on true Nazarene missions work in the Navajo Nation. It includes factual information about some places and the cul­ture of the Navajo people. While information about tentmaker missionaries is true, the Elvin and Yazzie families and the plot about the lost lamb and subplots have been added and fiction­alized to make the story more readable for children.

The Mystery of the Orange Wristbands by Tami Brumbaugh

This is a fictional account of the true story of teams serving in Indianapolis through One Heart Many Hands and Shepherd Community Church. A young family is evicted from their apartment, so they cram their belongings into their car. The car breaks down in Indianapolis, and the family finds shelter in an abandoned house. The teams from One Heart Many Hands serving in the neighborhood lead the family to the hope and help they need.




2018-2019 Children's NMI Mission Books

Order from The Foundry Publishing at 1-800-877-0700. 

All-Reader Books

Flat Brother by Genelle Cope 

Two eight-year-old boys, one from the United States, one from Nicaragua, are introduced through a child sponsorship program. They begin writing each other, and experience God’s love through the program’s far-reaching impact. This story is fiction based on facts about the child sponsorship program through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and Feed the Hungry. 

High-Flying Strangers by Lynne Chambers 

When members of a small Nazarene church in the US learned about student pilots in their area, they began to pray for a way to reach them. Today a number of student pilots from this Creative Access Area have come to know Christ through the ministry of this local church. This book is based on a true story, but the names have been changed for security reasons. 

Night of the VooDoo Invaders by Lynda T. Boardman 

This story takes place in Gros-Morne, Haiti. The main plot focuses on the Zamor family and the persecution they endured from the voodoo community. It demonstrates God’s provision and protection for their family. The story also relates the experiences of a youth missions trip to Haiti with a different approach from Work & Witness. They used soccer camps and the JESUS Film as opportunities to share their Christian faith.

Advanced Books

Beware of the Blue-Ringed Octopus by Tami Brumbaugh 

A young boy in Papua New Guinea is bitten by a blue-ringed octopus while spearfishing in the Bismark Sea. Nursing students perform CPR as they rush him to the Nazarene Mission Hospital in Kudjip. Even an intrusion by a machete-wielding man cannot deter God’s plan to provide physical and spiritual healing. This story is fiction based on facts about the Nazarene Mission Hospital, the Nazarene College of Nursing, and the Dooley family. 

Brookelyn’s Dream Comes True by Cheryl Crouch 

This book is based on a true story. Brookelyn and her brothers were part of Southern Nazarene University’s Commission to Mexico trip when Brookelyn was 14 years old. They served at a retirement center and ended up starting a new church! Brookelyn loved it so much, she longed to go back to the mission field. God opened her eyes to the opportunity to serve with the Hispanic congregation meeting in her own church building. 

The Case of the Missing Cross by Wes Eby 

This book is based on true Nazarene missions work in the Navajo Nation. It includes factual information about some places and the culture of the Navajo people. While information about tentmaker missionaries is true, the Elvin and Yazzie families and the plot about Alfred and the stolen cross have been added and fictionalized to make the story more readable for children. 

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