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David Trobisch: The Adventures of Pumpelhoober

$ 12.00
ISBN 0-9663966-4-2



The Adventures Of Pumpelhoober 
by David Trobisch

"A Pumpelhoober is someone who has bad luck. I, too, often have bad luck, and that is why everyone calls me Pumpelhoober. My father is German and speaks German, my mother is American and speaks English but with my luck I was born in a country in Africa, where everyone speaks French."

A humorous book for children of any age.

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David Trobisch, who went to kindergarten in Cameroon, Germany, and Missouri, is Professor of New Testament at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine.

Walter Trobisch: I Married You 

Set in a big city in Africa, covering only a few days of Walter and Ingrid’s life, the story develops in a surprising and suspenseful way. Through the struggles of the people they are trying to help, both find themselves facing unexpected challenges to their own marriage. Nothing in this book is fiction. All the stories have really happened. All of the conversations have really taken place. The people involved are still living today. The setting of these events is Africa, but the problems dealt with are relevant to all parts and to all cultures.

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Harry Sky Kindle Edition

$ 18.00
ISBN 0-9663966-6-9


Eleanor Anderson: Miracle at Sea, the Sinking of the Zamzam and Our Family's Rescue 

$ 16.00
ISBN 1-931475-05-9

New Revised Edition

In 1941 more than 140 missionaries had embarked on the ill-fated Egyptian liner Zamzam in New York. Among the passengers was Mrs. Danielson with her six children who planned to join her missionary husband in Africa. The vessel was sunk by a German raider off the African coast. Eleanor Anderson, one of the surviving Danielson daughters, tells the story of the family's miraculous rescue.

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See also the reprint of the 1941 publication:
ZAMZAM: The Story of a Strange Missionary Odyssey. By The Augustana Synod Passengers. Edited by S. Hjalmar Swanson, D.D.

ZAMZAM: The Story of a Strange Missionary Odyssey
By The Augustana Synod Passengers. Edited by S. Hjalmar Swanson, D.D.

A reprint of the 1941 edition. 15 black and white photographs. With an epilogue by Eleanor Anderson.

ZamZam 1941 cover
 $ 18.95
ISBN 978-1-931475-35-8

Excerpt from the introduction by S. Hjalmar Swanson:

The S. S. Zamzam left New York (Hoboken), March 20, 1941, for Suez, via Trinidad, Pernambuco, Capetown, and Mombasa. it was declared a neutral ship. Its passengers were chiefly missionaries bound for Africa.

Twenty Protestant denominations as well as the Roman Catholic Church were represented among its passengers of missionaries. These missionaries were bound for thirteen different areas of provinces in Africa. Probably never before had a ship left our shores for the "Dark Continent" with such a host of Christian ambassadors.

Excerpt from the epilogue by Eleanor Danielson Anderson:

The Zamzam story lives on! Beginning in 1991, fifty years after the Zamzam’s sinking, survivors and families have gathered for reunions six times. That list of survivors, with their storehouse of memories, has dwindled drastically with the passing of time. By the year 2008 only two of the known twenty-nine living survivors had been adults on the Zamzam. The story is still told at church and community programs, often accompanied by newspaper articles. Newer media include a website (www.Zamzamship.net), a DVD/video titled “Zamzam: A Missionary Odyssey”, and the book, Miracle at Sea by Eleanor Anderson (Quiet Waters Publications). The republishing of this 1941 book is another testimony to interest in the Zamzam story. 

Zamzam materials are now being preserved at the ELCA Archives in Elk Grove, IL; the Billy Graham Center Archives in Wheaton, IL; and the Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Several survivors keep collections, too.

As Zamzam research continues, more is being learned about the Canadian survivors, the internment camps, the German officers and crew, the motives which prompted the sinking, the Egyptian crew and more. Indeed, the story goes on!   

John E. Hult: Growing Up in the Ozarks

John E. Hult was born to missionary parents on the slope of Kilimanjaro in 1924. The family moved to Missouri in 1928, where John lived until he was drafted into the US Army in 1943. In this book he tells the story of his childhood and how his parents and their ten  children made it through   the drought and depression years.

Dr. John E. Hult graduated from Washington University Medical School, St. Louis. After a tour of duty as an army medical officer in Germany during the Korean War he completed his pediatric training and studied tropical medicine at Tulane University. From 1957-1961 he served as a medical missionary to Tanganyika. 

John Hult is the author of  "Daktari Yohana."

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ISBN 1-931475-04-0


John E. Hult: Daktari Yohana, an American Pediatrician in East Africa

This book is a compilation of stories which grew out of the author's four years as a medical missionary to Tanganyika from 1957-1961.

"A humorous, educational, and  touching account. If you love Africa, you will love this book."

Dr. Hult graduated from Washington University Medical School, St. Louis. After a tour of duty as an army medical officer in Germany during the Korean War, he completed his pediatric training in Denver and studied tropical medicine at Tulane University. From 1961-1986 he practiced pediatrics in Denver. For seventeen years he cared for needy children at the Westside Neighborhood Health Center. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Emeritus Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

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John Hult is the author of "Growing Up in the Ozarks."

ISBN 0-9663966-5-0


Walter Trobisch: I Loved a Girl

"This deeply moving, direct story has become a classic with its frank answers to frank questions about young love. It is translated into more than fifty languages."

ISBN 1-931475-01-6

M..., January 8


This letter comes to you in my place. I’m too ashamed to go to see you. Besides, I don’t have the money for the trip, because I’m no longer a teacher. I’ve been fired.

Last Friday, I loved a girl--or, as you would put it, I committed adultery--at least that’s what the whites call it and the Church, too. But the girl wasn’t married, nor had any bride-price been paid for her. Consequently she didn’t belong to anyone and I don’t understand who it is that I have wronged. I myself am unwed and I have no intention of marrying the girl. I don’t even know her name. So, the way I see it, the commandment "You shall not commit adultery" does not apply in my case. That’s why I can’t understand why the Church deprives me of Communion by putting me under discipline for six months.

One of my pupils told on me. And now I don’t know where to turn.

Sir, you baptized me and taught me at school. You have counseled me often and know how I became a Christian. You know me even better than my own father does. I’m terribly sorry to disappoint you, but at the same time I tell you frankly, I don’t feel very guilty. I’m ashamed because of all the talk about it, but I’m still a Christian.

I dare to tell you openly what I think even if you get angry. Aren’t the desires of my body supposed to be satisfied? Aren’t my sex organs given me to be used? Shouldn’t you take advantage of that which is available? Why is it a sin to use what God has made?

Since everyone condemns me, I do not expect an answer.

I will stop now. There’s nothing more to be said.


Your unhappy François

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