In The Hardest Place, Helen Miller introduces powerful, passionate Warren & Dorothy Modricker. As part of Warren's team her personal knowledge brings this biography alive. She saw their strengths and weaknesses and shares their love for the Somali People.
This is the story of reaching a culture damaged by sin and colonization, embittered toward one another by Communism and shattered by the remaining tribalism.
Both God and faith are alive and well in this book.
Brian Seim, Director, SIM Culture Connexions
Helen Miller has captured the vision, passion and sacrifice of Warren and Dorothy Modrickers' lives. They gave all their energy and gifts to bring the gospel and the written Word to the Somali people. Their children are also "heroes" in this account and deserve our thanks. The Modrickers' story represents that of many other pioneers who gave their love and energy to open the way for the gospel in unreached places. You will be awed and challenged as you read this account. One day Somali brothers and sisters will be singing in the eternal choir that gives praise to the Lamb!
Dr. Jim Plueddeman, former General Director of SIM International
Through grade school and high school, Helen Miller had a strong desire to write. With the passage of time, that desire was supplanted by the desire to go to Africa and minister to Muslims. After high school, she enrolled in Multnomah School of the Bible, graduating in 1956. She sailed for Somalia in 1962. While there she met John Miller, who would become her husband. They served in Somalia until 1972, followed by stints in Ethiopia (1974-76) and Kenya (1977-89). They moved to Caronport, SK, where Helen returned to school and revisited her desire to write. After graduating with a BA in 1991, the Millers moved to Toronto to minister with Somali people. The Hardest Place is Helen's second book.