In The Heart Of A Pearl, There Is Always Some Grit – Alma Turnbull

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Pearl first arrived in Africa in 1953 after spending time in Belgium for language study and medical certification. The next 49 years were fruitful. In 2002, because of a broken hip, she arrived back in Toronto with the realisation that her days as a missionary nurse were over. She was thankful for the time she spent on ministry in DR Congo, but had difficulty grasping the reality that her days of service in Africa were over. The following acronym describes the qualities evident in Pearl’s life — Persevering, Enduring, Achieving, Resilient, Loyal. Her earnest wish was that she would be allowed one last visit to work with the people she loved. Because of her medical emergency Pearl had been airlifted to Nairobi, so never had the opportunity to say goodbye to her “family” in Tchabi, DRC. In 2007, she spent 10 days with them, even with a surprise celebration on her 87th birthday! She kept in regular contact with Mandro via email and was  thankful for the privilege of working in  that part of Africa.

 

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