Children Like Me on Land and Sea

Children Like Me on Land and Sea

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  • 286 pages
  • 0.97 lbs

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Dear children,

I have not seen my father carried away by the constables or felt the bitter cold of winter in the Alps. I have not seen storms on the Atlantic or searched for a lost brother in the tall prairie grasses of the Midwest. I have not made bricks for a farmhouse or threshed wheat with a Frick steam engine. Have you?

These are the stories of Mennonite boys and girls from long ago, stories of children who suffered because of their parents' faith, stories of children who grew up to love and appreciate that faith.

This faith is tried in many ways. Sometimes faith means giving up home and friends, sometimes it simply means hard work, and sometimes it means making wrongs right. But this faith always gives peace to the heart and hope of heaven.

Years bring changes. We do not farm with horses as these boys did. We freeze our sweet corn instead of drying it. We attend Christian day schools instead of public schools. Yes, many things have changed. But our God is the eternal. He has not changed in the slightest way. And His Word endures forever. Although our Bibles are English instead of German, as Madleni's was, the message is just the same.

May God bless you as you read these stories.

Sister Joanna

Contents

  • 1. Father's Treasure
    • Part 1. Fears Come True (January 12, 1709 - Switzerland)
    • Part 2. Tidings From Berne (February 1, 1709)
    • Part 3. Across the Ocean (March, 1710)
    • Part 4. The Message (Late Summer, 1710)
    • Part 5. By the Steinsberg Tower (Late Winter, 1711 - The Palatinate)
    • Part 6. The Glowing Description (Summer, 1716 - To Pennsylvania)
  • 2. The Trobbing of Drums (Early 1700s - Alsace)
  • 3. A Day to Be Thankful (1749 - The Palatinate to Philadelphia)
  • 4. A Home for Hans
    • Part 1. Aboard the Queen of Denmark (1751 - The Palatinate to Philadelphia)
    • Part 2. Flight at Night
    • Part 3. Outside the Door
  • 5. To Live for Others
    • Part 1. The Empty Cellar (1815 - Franconia)
    • Part 2. Sticky Buns Tell Tales
    • Part 3. A Carriage and a Cow
    • Part 4. Father Goes Away
    • Part 5. The Missing Bible
  • 6. The Lost Pig
    • Part 1. Roaming Thoughts (1835 - Ontario)
    • Part 2. A Wrong to Right
  • 7. The All-seeing Eye (1860s - Indiana to Missouri)
  • 8. A Book for Henry (1861 - Franconia)
  • 9. Brothers and Bricks
    • Part 1. Tracks in Clay (About 1865 - Virginia)
    • Part 2. First of All
  • 10. A Lesson for Johann
    • Part 1. Something to Do (1875 - Russia to Minnesota)
    • Part 2. Gerhard's Story
    • Part 3. Johann's New Friend
  • 11. Heaven Draws Near (October 14, 1877 - Russia)
  • 12. Menno and the Sleigh Bells (1877 - Pennsylvania)
  • 13. Little Brother's Foot (1887 - Virginia)
  • 14. A Mysterious Way (1905/06 - York County, Pennsylvania)
  • 15. A Warm Sleigh Ride (1910 - Franconia)
  • 16. The Car That Didn't Stop (1917 - Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
  • 17. God Gives Strength (1930s - Washington County, Maryland)
  • 18. Grandmother's Sled Ride (1930s - Washington County, Maryland)
  • 19. When the Whistle Blows
    • Part 1. "Keep Her Hot, Little Boy" (1940 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
    • Part 2. The Fire Burns Low
    • Part 3. Day of Troubles
    • Part 4. Little Elmer Laughs Along
  • 20. A Cup and a Mirror (1940s - Wayne County, Ohio)
  • 21. Going to Weaverland (1940s - York County, Pennsylvania)
  • 22. Thousands of Sentences (1950s - York County, Pennsylvania)
  • 23. The Week of the Blizzard
    • Part 1. The Menacing Wind—Sunday (1996 - York County, Pennsylvania)
    • Part 2. Frightening News—Monday
    • Part 3. Icy Fingers—Tuesday
    • Part 4. More Worries—Wednesday
    • Part 5. The Slippery Hill—Thursday
    • Part 6. Twelve More Inches—Friday
    • Part 7. The Week Ends—Saturday
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