PublishAmerica Presents Mama Ulunda, From Alabama to the African Congo by Jennifer E. Turner

Frederick, MD, March 10, 2007 --( PublishAmerica is proud to present Mama Ulunda, From Alabama to the African Congo: A Tribute to Miss Annie Parker Her True Story of Courage and Self-Sacrifice by Athens, Alabama’s Jennifer E. Turner. Mama Ulunda is the true account of an amazing lady who decided at the age of eight years old that she would become a missionary. The story follows her early family life in rural Lawrence County, Alabama, her education, and her incredible journey to the African Congo in 1927. Annie spent twenty-five years with the Batetela tribe, working, teaching, and ultimately devoting her life to this remarkable tribe of gentle people. Annie’s story is a journey of faith, courage, and self-sacrifice that lasted a lifetime. Annie never gave up on her dream, although the obstacles were numerous. The African people named her “Mama Ulunda,” which means the tallest, strongest tree in Africa. They saw from the beginning what a strong and faithful person she was. Annie lived up to her name and served the African people to the best of her ability, always giving God the credit.

Jennifer Turner grew up in the Morris Chapel community of Lawrence County in north Alabama, a couple of miles from where Annie Parker was raised. Jennifer is a 1990 graduate of Athens State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She enjoys genealogy, gardening, and writing. This is her first book.

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Shawn Street