Mingling with Muslims

Mingling with Muslims : Making Friends and Teaching English in Bangladesh

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Watching the news, we may think that Muslims are cruel, blood-thirsty fanatics, but Muslims come in many different persuasions. The welding apprentices studying English with Elaine in Bangladesh were suspicious at first (Are you going convert us?), the men at Dhaka University and her hotel were craving American green cards (Beautiful lady, you marry me, yes?) but she soon won their hearts as she taught English and shared their lives. Over five years, she learned that, like any other culture, there are many variations. You'll be right with her, waking at 5 am as many mosques call you to prayer, then sweating in rickshaws, hiking in tea plantations, closing your eyes at four-lanes of traffic on two-lane highways, choking on thick air pollution. Also attending an opulent, quarrelsome Muslim wedding and a simple friendly Christian wedding, getting your hands decorated with henna, delighted with surprise birthday cakes from students and friends, and weeping over street urchins and maimed beggars. You'll be amazed at how many people can be stuffed into such a small geographic area, probably the most crowded country in the world after Singapore. How does a Christian woman stay true to her faith in a country that forbids proselytizing? She tells of her own experiences with God. Planting seeds.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514207400
  • 9781514207406

About Elaine Olelo Masters

Elaine wanted too see the world beginning when her mother taught her to say, "Buenos dias" at the age of four. Her mom explained that people in Mexico say that to each other every morning. Fascinated, she set out learning about the world and in her teens, cautiously dated only boys who had the same desire. True to plan, she married a man who joined the Foreign Service. Subsequently, they lived in many different countries. She became a Christian at the age to 12, and received the empowering of the Holy Spirit with the Jesus People Movement when she was 40. Since then, she has focused on bringing the Light of Jesus into dark places, setting people free of fear and superstition. She is now a "snowbird," spending summers in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and winters in Honolulu, Hawaii."show more

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