Darjeeling Disaster by Ida Lee
Published in Darjeeling
Published in 1912
A challenging missionary story which took place at the turn of the 20th century. A missionary family in India lost six of their seven children in a landslide. The book is written by the godly mother, who recounts the event and its effect on their lives.
They continued serving the Lord on the mission field and established an orphanage as a memorial to their deceased offspring. The children were serious about their walk with the Lord, and the quotations from their diaries are very stirring.
This unique book is particularly challenging in the following areas: (1) The godly, Christ-centered family life; (2) the zeal of the children to follow God’s will; (3) the family’s careful separation from the world; (4) their sacrificial Christian service and perseverance in the work of Christ in the face of extreme trials; (5) their compassion for the lost.