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Gene Anderson: Trailblazer to Tedim / Anderson, Donna Faye / Paperback / LSI

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This book reveals Gene Anderson, a Spirit-led champion, as he related to people through God’s perspective. Genuine and approachable—with determination and incredible mental and physical tenacity—he unreservedly embraced both awesome adventures and heartbreaking difficulties with zeal and grace.

During the 1952 year-end meeting of the Burma Seventh-day Adventist Union in Rangoon, the chairman stated, “We have had workers in lower Burma for years, but never have we sent anyone to upper Burma.” He continued with a question, “Is there someone here who feels a burden to take our message to this remote region?”

Gene immediately rose to his feet. “I am willing to go,” he said, “if this meets with the committee’s approval, and if the Lord wills it.” Sitting beside Gene was Elder Robert Pierson, division president, who responded to him, “Brother Anderson, you have before you the greatest challenge open to anyone in the Southern Asia Division today!”

Some have described Gene Anderson as fatherless, homeless, and penniless in his foundational years. Outwardly, this seemed to be an accurate analysis, but it did not recognize the character qualities of this remarkable man. Instead of being bound by his early misfortunes, he consistently followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit and sought the wisdom of godly mentors. His daily appointments with God were the source of his strength for each day’s work.

We think of missionaries as superheroes—spiritual giants. Their stories inspire us to rise higher. Gene Anderson—Trailblazer to Tedim draws us into the Andersons’ incredibly challenging life as pioneers in Burma. At the same time, Donna Faye reveals their personal and home life, reminding us that missionaries are ordinary people with an extraordinary God who just might use us too for the frontiers of unreached people groups that still remain.

—Scott Griswold, former missionary to Cambodia and Thailand, and currently directs Reach the World Next Door with ASAP Ministries

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About the Author 

Donna Anderson

Donna Faye Anderson currently resides in California with her husband David. They have shared many adventures, including unforgettable trips all over North America and several international journeys.

During her junior year at PUC, Donna Faye and her roommate were accepted as student missionaries to the Seventh-day Adventist Mission Academy in Koror, Palau—a Micronesian island in the South Pacific. This experience provided a great opportunity for her to grow spiritually and to share Jesus’ love with her students, twelve of whom decided to be baptized during the school year.

Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:38–39: “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (NKJV).

Donna Faye spent the first year of her retirement writing this book. It brought back many heartwarming memories, along with tears and laughter. She can hardly wait to see Gene and Lois when Jesus comes and tell them she wrote a book about them!

 

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  1. Inspirational! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    The book, Gene Anderson—Trailblazer to Tedim, is an inspiration! Following God’s leading, Gene Anderson, his wife Lois, and their children exemplified faith and courage as they traveled far from their home to do the Lord’s work. What a pleasure to get to know the Andersons and the people they touched for the Lord in the Chin Hills! Readers will find themselves looking forward to witnessing the day when Christ returns to re-unite these long-time friends!

    Thank you, Donna Faye, for sharing the family’s legacy of devotion and life-long friendships!
    —Lynal Ingham, Associate Superintendent of Education Northern California Conference


  2. Brings to Life Mission Experiences 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    Donna Faye Anderson chronicles the life of her father-in-law, Gene Anderson, and his family with emphasis on both the challenges and the deep satisfaction of establishing a Seventh-day Adventist presence in the Chin Hills, which was known for its many adherents to animism.

    After establishing a mission center in the community of Tedim, the Andersons’ stay in the Chin Hills was cut short when government officials instituted a policy requiring local leadership for religious institutions. Nonetheless, the Seventh-day Adventist work in the region flourished and continues to this day with many Sabbath-keeping Christians populating the area of the Chin Hills.

    The book brings to life with descriptive word pictures of mission experiences, including many stories of answered prayers. Readers discover the means God used to introduce the villagers to the biblical doctrine of the seventh-day Sabbath. It is also fascinating to see how the Lord used Pastor Anderson, who was experienced in pastoral work and teaching, to provide much needed medical attention to the native people.

    Donna Faye adds delight to her account of the mission work with many anecdotes of the Anderson family life, including Gene’s wife, Lois, and their boys, David, Leslie, and Daniel. While this book focuses on Pastor Anderson’s role, it is even more an account of God’s marvelous leading and His use of a faithful missionary family to bring the everlasting gospel to the precious people of northern Burma.
    —Paul Hawks, retired pastor of the Ukiah Seventh-day Adventist church


  3. Beautiful Story 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    This is a beautiful story of a family who loved Jesus. Gene and Lois were true pioneers to the people of the Chin Hills. Their trust in God is an inspiration to all of us.
    —Barbara Morrison, former missionary to Hong Kong


  4. The Andersons have a tremendous history in the Lord’s work. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    I was amazed at the minute details that were gathered after so many years since the stories happened. Much credit goes to the parents who wrote journals and diaries and verbally kept the experiences alive.

    I especially enjoyed the chapters when the family reached the Chin Hills. The Andersons have a tremendous history in the Lord’s work.
    —Dan Bentzinger, pastor/evangelist


  5. Inspiring stories of God's leading 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    I was impressed with the positive and loving Anderson family. Each member was happy and excited about being missionaries. Every new experience was a great adventure.

    It was amazing to read how people in the remote villages of the Chin Hills learned about the Sabbath from reading the Bible and made the decision to keep the day holy even though they might be the only one doing so. They wanted to know what God said in His Word.

    I found inspiring stories of God’s leading throughout the book.
    —Virginia Siemens, Donna Faye’s roommate in college and student missionary soulmate in Palau, accompanied husband as a missionary to Lebanon, Cyprus, Ethiopia, and Kenya


  6. I came to the end of this interesting and inspiring story wanting more! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    I came to the end of this interesting and inspiring story wanting more! The Andersons’ pioneer work in the Chin Hills may be one of the last stories of what it meant to be part of the “early mission work” in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. They were truly the “entering wedge” as certainly as J.N. Andrews’s mission to Europe, or the Robinsons to Africa, the Westphals to Peru, or Anna Knight to India. This story should certainly be recommended reading for young people interested in their own “pioneering adventure.”

    The Andersons’ adaptability to deprivation, the challenges of “making do” or doing without, and their willingness to engage with a culture so different than their own, in order to share the good news of Jesus, is a story that must be told.
    —Ted Mackett, MK (missionary kid) to India, and David’s classmate at Vincent Hill School in Mussoorie, India


  7. Inspire us to rise higher 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2022

    TEACH Services received the following review:
    We think of missionaries as super heroes—spiritual giants. Their stories inspire us to rise higher.

    Gene Anderson—Trailblazer to Tedim draws us into the Andersons’ incredibly challenging life as pioneers in Burma. At the same time, Donna Faye reveals their personal and home life, reminding us that missionaries are ordinary people with an extraordinary God who just might use us too for the frontiers of unreached people groups that still remain.
    —Scott Griswold, former missionary to Cambodia and Thailand, and currently directs Reach the World Next Door with ASAP Ministries


Other Details

Binding:
Paperback
Printed:
2022
Pages:
268
Edition:
1st
ISBN:
9781479614219
Dimensions:
6 x 9

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