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The Earless Man from Chile

Mission Stories of Healing and Resilience

Elena Huegel

124 pages
Christian Board of Publication
As a third-generation missionary, Elena Huegel is an adult "Third Culture Kid," someone who spent a significant part of her life outside her parents' culture. Elena's experiences as a missionary in Paraguay and Chile provide the stories in The Earless Man from Chile. Testimonies of faith from the Pentecostal Church of Chile and Shalom Center are at turns humorous, tragic, and inspiring, particularly in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Elena's own spiritual growth challenges us to heal relationships with God, ourselves, each other, and all of creation. These stories are part of an endless thread connecting the teller and the reader to create new possibilities for healing and resilience.
Author Bio
Elena Huegel has served since 1994 with Global Ministries, the common overseas witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. She grew up in Mexico as the daughter and granddaughter of Disciples missionaries. Elena began her work with Global Ministries as a long-term volunteer and intern, and currently serves as full-time staff with the Pentecostal Church of Chile. She ministers to others as the chaplain at the Shalom Center, an environmental education, peace education, and spiritual development project she helped to establish in the foothills of the Andes Mountains and as the coordinator of the Roots in the Ruins: Hope in Trauma program.