Wilderness Detour

Author: Frances L. Amos

ISBN 978-1-58939-715-6

140 Pages

In a strange country unable to speak the language, with an unconscious husband who had suffered a brain injury she began a totally different way of relating to God.

There had been several years of enjoying short time voluntary missionary construction trips. The author and her husband were seeing new places, meeting new people and learning new lessons. While complacent and comfortable with their life style, and considering themselves a proper Christian couple, a split-second accident changed their lives. The detour into the wilderness had begun.

With candor, honesty, and humor, the author takes you with her as she learns how to cope with the experiences she had always hoped would not happen to her.

Readers interested in short-term mission work should be fascinated with the travels. More importantly, it is a must read for anyone dealing with a loved one suffering with brain injury. Lastly, the reason for sharing the experiences and the final lessons learned should be a balm of healing for anyone struggling with a wilderness detour of his or her own. That will include everyone!



The author has spent almost her entire life in West Virginia. After graduating as valedictorian of her high school class of 1947 she spent more than two years in nursing training, leaving in 1949 to marry her husband. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

While her one son and three daughters were growing up she worked in a physicians office, was a licensed real estate saleswoman, worked in the office of a tire dealer, and spent two terms as a Republican committeewomen.

When her children were almost grown she and her husband purchased his grandparents' farm. She began raising Mastiffs and Chinese Sharpei dogs. Two hundred pound Mastiffs have been part of the family for more than twenty years.

Her husband began his own mechanical contracting business in 1976. She managed the office, purchased material, and did all the bookkeeping. After they retired from the business in 1986 they began their travels with missionary teams.  

Note: Any profit derived from the sale of this book after publishing costs, will be donated to the missions that have played such a large part in the author's life.

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