I just want to say that his story inspired me as a young Bible College student studying missions. Today the impact continues as I share the story of the Peace Child, and Don's story to my own students in the Introduction to Global Missions class that I teach. These students lives continue to be impacted by his story as they are exposed to what God did through him, and the concepts that Don taught through the book, Eternity in their Hearts! I am forever grateful!
My siblings and I were raised in Hong Kong as missionary kids. We grew up in a home where cross cultural missions were part of our daily life. I graduated from high school in 1974 and returned to the States to go to college. A few short years later, I bought a copy of "The Peace Child" and read it in one sitting. Then when "Lords of the Earth" came out, I immediately bought a copy. A few years later when "Eternity in Their Hearts" came out I added it to my personal library. Don visited southern California once during the 80's and I went to see him speak at one of the churches in Riverside but I don't remember the name of the church. Afterwards, I introduced myself and thanked him for his work. I am grateful for Don's influence on my thinking and understanding about missions. I am passing his legacy on to my children as we are currently reading "The Peace Child" as part of our homeschooling. I thank God for his and Carol's lives and I look forward to them introducing me to their Sawi brothers and sisters in heaven some day!