Miracles in the Midst of War

A faith adventure

Paula O'Keefe

(1 customer review)


A gripping, inspiring, true story of God at work in Russia and war-torn Chechnya in the 1990s.

Paula O’Keefe, a petite, slender, British girl, fresh out of university, sets off alone, into the unknown, to obey the call of God. Unwittingly she steps into a major revival sweeping the former Soviet Union. After seventy long years of oppression, communism has finally fallen and doors to preaching the gospel have swung wide open. Thousands are turning to Christ.

Then God leads Paula to a region devastated by war. You will discover that right in the midst of great pain and suffering, Jesu...

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1 review for Miracles in the Midst of War

  1. Michael Townson (verified owner)

    I have almost finished this remarkable book about the gruelling but immensely rewarding work,of Paula and her believing friends – friends of the living God, bringing life into domain of death. The most inspiring accounts I have ever read of true trust in Jesus who answered prayers repeatedly. There is none like Him!

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Paula O'Keefe

Paula O'Keefe

Paula O’Keefe is the founder and international director of Living Waters Healing Communities. Born in Seattle, USA, to an Irish-American father and a Brazilian-British mother she grew up in England, meeting the Lord at a young age. In the early 1990s, as a recent graduate in Psychology and Russian and a newly qualified teacher, Paula moved to Russia. Twenty years flew by as she ministered in Southwestern Russia and war-torn Chechnya. She custom-built and set up a Trauma Counselling Centre which later blossomed into a healing community. She brought up four homeless children, who now call her ‘Mum,’ and along the way, God restored Paula from childhood abuse and trauma. Paula has ministered in over twenty countries, taking Russian teams to share the gospel amongst cannibals in Mozambique, in remote villages in the Himalayas, and to counsel orphans and war victims in Sri Lanka. Together with her mum, she is now doing missions from her base in Spain. In her free time she enjoys hiking, swimming and biking, whipping up nourishing meals, making a joyful noise to the Lord on her instruments and WhatsApp’ing friends and family all over the world.

Chapter 1 Dancing in the Face of Terror
Chapter 2 History of Chechnya and Surrounding Region
Chapter 3 Let the Little Children Come to Me
Chapter 4 Moulded by the Master Potter
Chapter 5 My Calling into Missions
Chapter 6 Called to Russia
Chapter 7 Early Days in Russia
Chapter 8 Falling in Love with Russia
Chapter 9 Chechnya Calling
Chapter 10 First Glimpse of Chechnya
Chapter 11 Our Underground Church
Chapter 12 The Bible Comes Alive
Chapter 13 Everyday Life in Chechnya
Chapter 14 Mila’s Family
Chapter 15 Loving the One in Front of You
Chapter 16 The Calmer of Storms
Chapter 17 One Supernatural White Christmas
Chapter 18 Corporate Prayer and Fasting
Chapter 19 Refugees, Tiny and Ancient
Chapter 20 Peace in the Midst of Danger
Chapter 21 Joy in the Midst of Persecution
Chapter 22 A Fighter Touched by God’s Love
Chapter 23 God Works in Mysterious Ways
Chapter 24 Money Raining Down from Heaven
Chapter 25 Conflict and Celebration
Chapter 26 Transformed by Love
Chapter 27 The Eventful Journey Home
Chapter 28 Ethnic Conflict
Chapter 29 The Least of These
Chapter 30 He Rides Across the Heavens to Help You
Chapter 31 The Gift of a New Home
Chapter 32 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Growth
Chapter 33 The Ellel NETS Training School
Chapter 34 Don’t Pass Us By
Chapter 35 Tent Refugee Camp
Chapter 36 Aid Distribution in the Refugee Camps
Chapter 37 Close Brushes with Death
Chapter 38 Critical Incident Debriefing at Le Rucher
Chapter 39 Reunited with Friends after the Second War
Chapter 40 Grateful for Small Mercies
Chapter 41 Hadizhat’s Story
Chapter 42 It’s Friday – But Sunday’s Coming!
Chapter 43 Treasures Hidden in the Darkness
Chapter 44 The Call

Appendix 1 A Psalm of Thanksgiving
Appendix 2 Do you know Jesus Personally?

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