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Design of My Journey

An Autobiography

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This edition was published in by Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, VTR Publications, Nuerenberg in Fresno, CA USA, . Nuerenberg, Germany.

Written in English

403 pages

This book is the story of Prof. Hans Kasdorf's life, told in his own words. According to his friend, Prof. Elmer Martens, it is more than an autobiography; it is a generational marker. Martens continues: "The reader is immersed in cultures--Russia, Brazil, and North America. Insights from this educator and missiologist, along with pithy quotations, punctuate the volume. Anecdotes of God's providence and grace inspire. Here is engagement with a leader of spiritual stature whose faith and piety were forged on the anvil of difficulties. Here also is largely chronicled the history of a people and a denomination" (back cover).

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An Autobiography

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This book is the story of Prof. Hans Kasdorf's life, told in his own words. According to his friend, Prof. Elmer Martens, it is more than an autobiography; it is a generational marker. Martens continues: "The reader is immersed in cultures--Russia, Brazil, and North America. Insights from this educator and missiologist, along with pithy quotations, punctuate the volume. Anecdotes of God's providence and grace inspire. Here is engagement with a leader of spiritual stature whose faith and piety were forged on the anvil of difficulties. Here also is largely chronicled the history of a people and a denomination" (back cover).

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Design of My Journey

An Autobiography

This edition was published in by Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, VTR Publications, Nuerenberg in Fresno, CA USA, . Nuerenberg, Germany.


Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Vorword xi
Recognition with Gratitude xiii
Introduction xv
Part I: Providence and Provision (1928-1930)
1. The Land That Rocked My Cradle 3
2. The Year of Great Turning 9
3. Escape from Slavgorod to Moscow 15
4. Under Siege in Moscow 20
5. From Siege in Moscow to Safety in Moelln 28
6. Developments in Germany 35
7. Voyage Across the Atlantic 43
8. By River, Rail, and Road to Our Destination 51
Part II: Formative Years of Childhood and Youth (1930-1949)
9. The Place Where I Grew Up 61
10. A Profile of Our Jungle Land 71
11. Pioneering Ventures on a Jungle Farm 78
12. Insights from Old Letters 88
13. Former Dwellers and Foreign Settlers 97
14. Shaping Influences in Early Years 101
15. Memories from the Lighter Side 108
16. On the Ordinary Edge of Daily Life 114
17. Dogs and Cats and Snakes and Rats 120
18. Of Birds and Butterflies 125
19. Valleys Deep and Mountains High 131
20. Customs and Culture, Colony Style 139
21. Christian Celebration with Tradition 149
22. My Youthful Dreams in Jeopardy 157
23. When Lightning Struck Our Village 164
24. Modest Tributes to My First Mentors 171
25. Farewell, Heimatland, Farewell 177
Part III: Learning the ABC of My Life's Mission (1949-1962)
26. First Months in Canada 188
27. Winkler Bible School 193
28. Beyond the Prescribed Curriculum 199
29. Two Are Better Than One 207
30. Winnipeg to Chilliwack 212
31. Long Road to Blumenau 218
32. Back to Serve My Heimatland 224
33. Rewarding Missional Service 234
34. Mission Interrupted 241
Part IV: Detour in Academia (1962-1976 [1978])
35. Summer School and Tabor College 248
36. University of Oregon 255
37. Facing an Alluring Crossroad 262
38. College Teaching and Seminary Studies 268
39. Lengthening the Service Cords 276
40. Deepening Missiological Stakes 284
Part V: On the Missiological Service Road (1973-2003)
41. Full-Time Seminary Teaching 296
42. More Studies While Teaching 304
43. The Seminary Decade of Mission 311
44. Committed to Servanthood in Mission 319
45. The Rite of Passage Called Retirement 325
46. Giessen and Frankenthal 332
47. Concluding Reflections 339
Selected Bibliography 345
Glossary 349
General Index 352

Edition Notes

Series
AFEM -- Mission Specials, eds., Klaus W. Mueller, Bernd Brandl, and Thomas Mayer
Copyright Date
2004

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OL21611640M
Internet Archive
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9783937965079
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