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Sunburned Faces Paperback – October 25, 2001
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About the Author
Jeneil Palmer Russell and her husband Brandon are currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, where Brandon is an Army pilot. Jeneil works as a computer programmer at the medical center on Fort Bragg. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1997. During her college years, she got the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia, and work at a medical mission in Addis Ababa.
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Top customer reviews
The book is written in journal form by a young college student. It was easy to read and well written. Her words created vivid images in my mind and often left me feeling desperate, lonely, and helpless - all things she felt while she was working at the orphanage.
The book captured her deep love of God and her complete trust and unending faith in Him.
I highly recommend it!
What I like the most about Sunburned Faces is that it's as if Jeneil is right there with you. It's funny because as I've been reading it, I've gone longer without calling her. I forget that I haven't talked to her because she writes just like she speaks and it's like you're right there listening.
She is so honest. She does not try to impress you with all the brave things she has done. She does not try to make you believe that she is someone that she is not. She simply states the facts, for good and for bad. I love this humility. She makes you believe that you can do something brave. And that God will work it for good in your life.
I love my friend to life, but that's not why I recommend her book. Sunburned Faces causes you to step back, to get perspective. It grounds you. It makes you realize what's really important. It makes you cry. And it definitely makes you laugh. (Thanks for all the poop details, Jeneil!) It truly makes you wonder and ask questions about things you take for granted. And to ask forgiveness for ever taking anything for granted. To really question your purpose and whether you're fulfilling God's important will for your life.
Since Jeneil came back from Ethiopia, she has worked and prayed to get this book published. It has been a long and frustrating road. But it has never been for her own glory. She wants to tell her story so that you can experience what changed her life. The proceeds from this book will not go to buy her more things. She only wants to pour the money back into Ethiopia to help more children. I am so glad that Sunburned Faces is now available to everyone and I pray that it makes a difference in others' lives as it has in mine.
Read Jeneil's journal of her time in Ethiopia and get ready to be challenged and blessed!
You will no doubt do a major reality check on your own wants and needs... and believe me, your desires will be challenged as you read on... and realize the things that you already have, and take for granted. We really are a country of people that are obsessed with material things, always wanting bigger and better things. You will probably feel very selfish as you read about how the people in Ethiopia live from day to day. People young and old are very sick without the medical care that is needed... for them to survive. They are hungry, without the food that they need... to survive. They are totally dependant on mostly volunteers to clean, nurse and feed them .
The Author of this book is truely amazing in many ways... she never asks God for anything material for herself, only for His guidance and a clear picture of His Will.
Being a very young woman in a place where she knows no one... cannot turn around and just go home when the going gets tough... shows remarkable strength, belief and her trust in God.
Also amazing to me, and most likely many others... is the fact that she doesn't have any desires to get rich off of her book... she will send all proceeds from her book right back to where her story comes from. She is definately the most unselfish young woman that I have ever known through the reading of a book. As you read "Sunburned Faces" you too will feel that you know her personally.
Janeil Palmer Russell, Thank you for sharing your experiences with the world.
Janice A. Russell
(No relation to Jeneil, with the exception of being one of God's children)