JIM AND VIOLA HALBERT served as missionaries for 29 years, mostly in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) of West Africa. Viola wanted to be a missionary from the time she was five years old. Jim made his commitment as a teenager. Initially they pioneered in an area previously unreached by the gospel. They saw the Senoufo tribe churches grow from one believer to over 10, 000. Their experiences included Africans being delivered from evil spirits and an African boy being made a human sacrifice. Viola was active in teaching children and women as well as providing a ministry of hospitality. Jim frequently served as a speaker at missionary and African conferences and camps. He was also a leader in nationwide and continentwide inter-mission cooperative ministries. He was knighted by the Ivoirien government for eminent services rendered to Cote d'Ivoire. Ivory in Our Hearts contains photos and maps, an 18-page index, and a foreword by Dr. Clyde Cook, president of BIOLA University.... 3500 marchers representing the various ministries of the Mission, such as churches; Bible training school; womena#39;s, childrena#39;s, and youth movements; literature; and medical work. ... Note the special 50th anniversary fabric, from which hundreds of believers had their dresses and shirts made. ... Following the speeches, the Secretary of State gave medals to five African pastors and five missionaries.
|Title||:||Ivory in Our Hearts: the Special Work of God in Our Lives|
|Author||:||Viola & Jim Halbert|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2006-02|