Dr. Memsaab

Stories of a Medical Missionary Mom

by Phyllis Irwin, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 22/06/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781452025384
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781452025391

About the Book

Travel a mountain road to a village for a medical clinic, trek along the Indus to visit a former patient, visit a Princess to do a pre-natal check, or watch as very sick patients are brought in to the hospital by local "ambulance" ,a roped frame bed carried on the shoulders of four men. These stories and many more are related in Doctor Memsaab, as the author draws from diaries, old letters, and memories the story of her life as a medical missionary in the foothills of the Himalayas. She was also a wife and a mother of three active youngsters. The reader gets a glimpse of how she managed these roles as she tells how she and her husband made time for family life with a simple picnic or playing games, and by including the children in the ministry when possible. Whether treating a poor villager or the wealthy elite, the desire was not only to heal physically, but also to treat spiritual needs by demonstrating the compassion and love of Christ, and whenever feasible, presenting the Gospel of salvation through Jesus.

About the Author

Phyllis Irwin, M.D., grew up in a small southern Indiana town, a long way from the Northwest Frontier Province in Pakistan where she spent most of her adult life. Challenged in her pre-med years at Asbury College to missionary work abroad, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from Indiana University School of Medicine. She and her husband Russ served 39 years with The Evangelical Alliance Mission. She worked at Bach Christian Hospital, ministering to the medical and spiritual needs of the Muslim populace. Phyllis was for many years the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, retiring in 1995 to live in Noblesville, Indiana. She and her husband continue to be active in their home church and in speaking and teaching opportunities.