Sophia Russell

For the Joy

21 Australian missionary mother stories on cross-cultural parenting and life

Edited by Sophia Russell & Miriam Chan

From the desert to the mountains, from remote far-flung places to some of the most populated cities in the world, For the Joy brings together 21 unique perspectives on what it’s really like being a mother on the mission field.

“I love the stories in this book! Share it with your friends, especially those who find themselves in far-flung, bewildering places.”
Naomi Reed, author of My Seventh Monsoon

“This is a set of stories that need to be told.”
Evelyn Hibbert, Leading Multicultural Teams

“I am thankful that I now have a much greater understanding of what the missionary mums that I regularly partner with in prayer are experiencing on the field.”
Lesley Ramsey, Editor of What Women Really Need

For the Joy is published by Anglian Aid, with all proceeds going towards their work helping vulnerable communities overseas. You can purchase a copy from The Wandering Bookseller, Koorong and Reformers Bookshop.

For the Joy is also published internationally and available as an e-book by William Carey Publishing.