Joseph Kenneth Corson from New Jersey, met the love of his life, Sarah Murphree, at Asbury College in Kentucky. Although very different in backgrounds, temperaments, tastes and talents, they married, have four children and have lived happily together for more than 50 years. Expanding their culture’s normal limits, they lived as global citizens seeking to follow the call of God on their lives to bring hope to suffering people. After being caught in the crossfire of five revolutions, a volcanic eruption, a category five hurricane, living in a palm thatched hut in a jungle near the headwaters of the Amazon, in urban slums in various countries and across five states and seven countries, they are now living in Wedowee, Alabama.They came home to start SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology), a training institution whose motto is Sharing the Love of God in Practical Ways. Christian workers from more than 90 countries have come to SIFAT to study ways to help their people in need.Youth groups from many states and from Canada and Puerto Rico have participated in SIFAT’s Learn & Serve experience.More than 10,000 school children in the last three years have gone “Around the World in a Day” in SIFAT’s simulated Global Village where Social Studies come alive and they are challenged to use their own lives to make this world a better place. SIFAT’s Short-Term Teams for Long-Term Development have taken thousands of North Americans to South America or Africa to learn and to serve with our brothers and sisters there. Many universities send their students to study at the unique Galilee Campus near Lineville, Alabama.
This book recounts a love story, not of youth and passion that grew cold over the years, but a true love that has grown deeper with their life’s experiences.Out of these experiences, thousands of others have found purpose and inspiration to follow Christ into some of the hard places of our world.