Jill Kinsey's Book
Africa Hears with Her Eyes
A book by Jill Kinsey, Missionary
(Review: Courtesy The Portugal News)
What took Jill Kinsey from Carvoeiro to Africa?
Jill Kinsey moved the Algarve in December 1980 and bought the popular ‘O California’ restaurant in Carvoeiro and ran it for six years. What made her sell up and move to Africa to work with AIDS orphans? Her new book ‘Africa Hears with Her Eyes’ makes a fascinating read.
Missionary Jill Kinsey takes us on a journey into the heart of Africa capturing the very beat of life in post war-torn Mozambique. She delves into the lives of orphans left traumatized alone and in abject poverty. The back-drop is Inhaminga and through Jill we experience village life - the simplicity, the lack of basic resources and the evils and horrors of witchcraft. Jill identifies herself as a black woman in a white body and her portrayal of love for all people and customs soon makes it clear why the book is entitled ‘Africa Hears with her Eyes’. She understands and empathizes with these precious people.
The are precious in God’s sight and Jill constantly focuses on how she survived her mission through prayer and the wisdom God provided. Many are called, but few are chosen. Jill was both called and chosen for the job in hand. Jill willingly shares her gift of wisdom with those of us who live in the privileged part of this world.
But behind all this, Jill has another, un-saintly, story to tell through her courage in introducing the reader to her sullied past. Each chapter ends with a snippet from her former life of disgrace and unforgivable mistakes. Through these honest confessions, we learn how God changes people, forgiving them through His work at the cross and teaching them His most important lesson - how to love!
This book gives an insight into the life of a wild young wife and mother. We read how God turned Jill’s life around and how He used her to change the lives of thousands of people in a distant land, fearlessly overcoming the wiles of the evil one through prayer.
Africa Hears with Her Eyes is available from amazon.co.uk in paperback (£9.39/€11.95), and Kindle (£3.13).