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The Yankee Officer and the Southern BelleA Journey of Love across Africa

The Yankee Officer and the Southern Belle

A Journey of Love across Africa

Nell Robertson Chinchen
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It began like a fairytale-amidst mint juleps and magnolias in Mississippi. But as their love grew, its fruit flourished and spread to a most unlikely place-across the mission fields of Africa. The Yankee Officer and the Southern Belle is the vivid recollection of how God called Nell and Jack Chinchen from the comforts of their "perfect" life to a risky, lifelong journey they would never regret. More than forty years ago, the Chinchens arrived in Liberia, West Africa, as missionaries. They had left family, thriving ministries and a successful business. Their new life in the jungle would bring perils: tropical diseases, witch doctors, fire and even rebel invasion. Yet joy overflowed in their faithfulness to God's call-training pastors, teaching children, pioneering medical ministry. And their work wouldn't stop at the boundaries of their bamboo mission station. As the ministry expanded, God led the Chinchens to establish African Bible Colleges and Radio ABC, sending the Gospel across the continent. Looking back now, as the Chinchens live and work in Malawi, Nell is certain about the author of her story. "Africa," she says... "the place that God had written on my heart before the foundation of the world."

Nell Robertson Chinchen

About Nell Robertson Chinchen

Nell and Jack Chinchen left the comfort of life in the United States to become missionaries in Liberia, West Africa. This is their story.


  • Author: Nell Robertson Chinchen
  • Release Date: May 2012
  • Pages: 184
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781845509217
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: Biography


"The Chinchen's are the real deal. The many thousands of lives that they have touched are testament to the calling that God has placed on them. Africa and the world are richer for their obedient service to our Lord. This is a must-read for all who love to see the Hand of God at work today!"

John B. Sorensen, President, Evangelism Explosion International

"From my perspective over many years, I know of no more faithful and effective mission ministry than African Bible Colleges. This book is an inspiring story of God at work in the lives of a family willing to follow Him in faith to the ends of the earth.

Robert C. Cannada, Chancellor Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary
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