God did amazing work in the Belgian Congo, Zaire, and He continues to work through His own people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The world knows the land of Mary’s ministry by these three names. But they are one and the same country in the center of Africa. Mary wrote to her family every week, (and her parents wrote every week) then later, every month to her sisters. It is from Mary’s 1,050 letters from January 1953 to July 1992 that this book was written. Evacuations because of political unrest and wars were opportunities to trust God more and to learn new skills.