From Paradise Lost to Paradise Gained

From Abandonment to Hope

by Joyce Etrata Wachsmuth



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/14/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781664237735
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781664237742

About the Book

Sometime in our lives we are faced with difficulties that are beyond our control. This is a story of two individuals who were resilient in facing these challenges and who relied on God for their strength and hope. This memoir is about my mom and dad who lived in Hawaii. My mom was taken from her home and raised in an orphanage in Hilo, Hawaii. My dad was told by his dad, “I disown you”.
Brokenness and pain are part of the normal Christian life. Suffering and Joy can be friends! Jesus knew that the suffering he would go through on the cross was for our joy in living in freedom from the penalties of sin.
The stories of my mom and dad are part of the Big God Story. They have influenced the lives of future generations!

About the Author

Joyce was born in Ookala, Hawaii.  She graduated from Pacific University in education and speech therapy.  She is married to Doug Wachsmuth for over fifty years and has three married children and eight grandchildren.  She has been on staff at Greater Portland Bible Church for over 30 years.  She has served in children and women’s ministry.  Presently, she is associate pastor over assimilation and the 55plus community.  She is a retreat and conference speaker.