"Colin and Edna McDougall have made a valuable contribution to the understanding of why and how faithful men and women took the Lord's admonition to make disciples seriously. This is a fascinating account of the planting of the Church in Dahomey (now Benin) in West Africa and the costs involved both to the missionaries and to the church they established. It is informative, moving, realistic, challenging and well written. I recommend it to all who are interested in God's desire that no one should perish." Clyde Cook, President, Biola University.
"Few lifestyles are so completely different from today's Christian as those who first took the Gospel to the unreached peoples of Africa. With the heart of a devoted son and disciple of Christ, Colin McDougall has documented the lives of those who gave all to reach the peoples of Benin-the pioneer missionaries of Sudan Interior Mission." Ed Underwood, Senior Pastor, Church of the Open Door.
"I read with great interest the life story of two of God's choice servants, Stewart and Edna McDougall-their heartaches, trials and victories-as they served the Lord in Dahomey/Benin. The thrilling results of their ministry is evidence to all that their labor was not in vain. For anyone interested in the growth of the Church in Africa, it is a must read." Robert L. Foster, former International Director of Africa Evangelical Fellowship.
"This reader-friendly record belongs in the library of every home and church that takes seriously the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. The story of SIM church planting in Dahomey spells out the historic roots of an epic movement that has made an astonishing difference in an African nation. It is animated by colorful anecdotes that transport the mind into living episodes. Frail humans grappled to unlock an obscure language and culture. Isolated from the familiar, some with developing families and in a context of poverty of the basic resources, they trusted God. . . . My spirit is enriched. Yours will be, too." Howard Dowdell, Founder: Canadian Centre for World Mission.