Title: Jeter Women–Lives of Courageous Faith, Sacrifice, and Service
Author: Betty Jeter Jernigan
Publisher: Mountain Crest Books
Jeter Women–Lives of Courageous Faith, Sacrifice, and Service (book review)
Betty Jeter Jernigan is a married lady who was born into the Jeter family line filled with missionaries. She and her husband are currently missionaries to recruiting and training Emergency Service Chaplains through the Assemblies of God.
Led by the Holy Spirit she undertook to draw up stories covering five Jeter women since 1883 up through 2013. The five women she writes about are: Callie King Jeter, Theola Tucker Jeter, Ernestine Jeter Doan, Louise Jeter Walker, and Gertrude Dudte Jeter.
With each of these women Betty looks at some of their childhood, young life, work, missions work, marriage, family life and death. Some of their stories are very funny, some very sad, but all are encouraging. Each one shows great amounts of faith, while also having fears and discouragement in troubles and challenges. Some were kicked out of nations because of their work, others were under times of severe war in the immediate area where they were living.
It is amazing to read about the number of lives that they touched for God in many different ways all over the world.
Many of the stories show how much faith these women had put in trusting God and His Word with their entire lives. They often sacrificed a lot to be able to do what God asked of them, putting aside their own lives to reach others.
Betty points out that each of these women had met their full potential in God for His mission for each one on this earth, whether they lived a very short life, as Theola, or a long life, as Gertrude.
I have personally met Gertrude and two of her sons, both missionaries today. She was a great woman of God. I also personally know Betty and her husband Dr Robbie Jernigan.
I highly recommend reading this book if you love true stories, stories of missionaries and faith building stories. It will challenge your faith in God and being all that God has called you to be.