Martha Hawn VanCise
“Soon after I graduated from high school in Indiana I left home and never stopped running until I got to LaPaz, Bolivia.” I didn’t leave due to a dislike of home, but rather a desire to serve God in countries that had little exposure to Christianity.
With my husband, David, and daughter, Meribeth, I lived and worked in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Haiti. Shorter mission projects took me to Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Indonesia. In Florida I worked with immigrants for fifteen years in the English as a Second Language Program at Indian River State College.
Fifty years after leaving home, I returned to Indiana where my writing ministry continues through the blog www.signpostsonhightrails.com. Writing has always been a part of my life. Published first while a middle-school student, I have written for publications such as Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Alive Now, Networker, Builder News, The Tribune (Ft. Pierce, FL), Moody, Power For Living, Saturday Evening Post, The Christian Reader, Light & Life, Standard, The Upper Room, Woman’s Touch, Holiness Today (Herald Of Holiness), Women Alive, Emphasis, Evangelical Friend, John Milton Magazine, Fruit Of The Vine, Living Streams, God’s Revivalist, Union Gospel Press, Into All the World, and for the Dialog Series (Beacon Press). My stories are also in Most Inspirational Stories and a Chicken Soup book.
I have written one book: Successful Mission Teams: A Guide for Volunteers (two editions) and co-written two other books Construction Industry Guide to OSHA and Run to the Roar: Stories About Facing Tough Challenges Head-On. My ghostwriting projects include Spiritual Formation by Dr. Larry Houck and Make That Baby Happy by Barbara Walker.
You’ll find my blog at www.signpostsonhightrails.com
Run to the Roar: Stories about Facing Tough Challenges Head-On