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Staff Profile – Catherine

Staff Profile – Catherine

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

Hi, I am Catherine Mackenzie and I am the Children’s Editor at Christian Focus Publications. I oversee the editorial and illustrations for the children’s books, while also doing some editorial occasionally for the women’s list and biography.

What is your favourite thing about what you do?

I love the freedom this job gives me for creativity. I think one of the best things in life alongside reading a good book is making one.

What is one thing about you that other p

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Very Present Help in Trouble – Ruth Hege, c.1905–?

Very Present Help in Trouble – Ruth Hege, c.1905–?

Diana Lynn Severance

With the Simba rebellion many foreigners left the country. Ruth and Irene made preparations to evacuate, but before the helicopter came the Jeunesse attacked, on 25 January, 1964. The Jeunesse, armed with clubs, hatchets, arrows, and knives, broke into their house, looting and taking whatever they chose. The drug–crazed youth then dragged the women outside. Irene was shot in the neck with an arrow, which she pulled out, saying ‘I am finished’ as she fell to the ground dead. Ruth also had an arrow w

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Tentmaker Training Tentmakers – Ruth Siemens, 1925–2005

Tentmaker Training Tentmakers – Ruth Siemens, 1925–2005

Diana Lynn Severance

Lying on the hospital bed after three surgeries and with only one functioning lung, Ruth knew no missionary agency would accept her. It seemed the end of what she thought God had planned for her. Ruth came to a personal faith in Christ and was baptized when she was thirteen. She early became strongly interested in missions by listening to the many missionary speakers at the Mennonite Brethren Church where she grew up as well as reading numerous missionary biographies.

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Staff Profile – Peter

Staff Profile – Peter

Margaret Roberts

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Peter and I coordinate book cover design and assist marketing through media production.



What is your favourite thing about what you do?

Drinking tea… Oh, and seeing a book go from a digital to physical form!



What is one thing about you that other people think is unusual?

I think most Scottish people up here think I am very strange, but its just because I have adopted various things from three different cultures into one person and somehow that’s normal t

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