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April 16, 2020
7:30 PM
Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
Photo: Author Monica Shaw
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The Rainwater Secret

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Listen to Monica Shaw discuss her book, "The Rainwater Secret."

"The Rainwater Secret," began as a personal journey to investigate the life of her great aunt who became a missionary later in life. 

After the death of her mother, Anna embarks on an adventure as a volunteer with the Medical Missionaries of Mary to teach the leper children in Africa. Life as Anna has known it, is forever altered as she discovers that sick, disfigured, and disabled are banished to the jungles. Babies are abandoned to die on roadsides, children are chased away to live by whatever means they can find.  

Anna’s daily life is an adventure as she traverses a hostile landscape with few passable roads, rickety bridges threatening to fall apart and propel its occupants onto the jagged rocks far below.
Despite the adversities, Anna manages to encounter love and family in this environment. Follow this adventure through disease, torrid heat, strife, death and determination to turn a few acres of land into a loving home for the outcast lepers of Africa.