“Do you mean to say you have no food for tomorrow?” the Egyptian man sputtered. “Well, yes,” Lillian replied. The man exclaimed, “How awful! Will you be able to sleep tonight?” One of the orphan girls laughed and said, “Why, Mama never has any food for tomorrow, and she never loses sleep over it!”
When Lillian Trasher founded Egypt’s first orphanage, others thought that a lone American woman with no means of support would surely be killed or starve to death. But Lillian – certain of God’s guidance – stood by her earlier promise to Him, “If ever I can do anything for You, just let me know – and I’ll do it.”
In the midst of poverty, war, and deadly epidemics, Lillian faced each day with a heart of trust, modeling the life she hoped her children would someday live in their own homes. During fifty tumultuous years, the Mother of the Nile cared for thousands of desperate children, with unwavering faith that God does indeed look after the orphans. (1887-1961).
This book brings the land, culture, and even some of the politics of Egypt to life, during years of internal and external strife in Egypt. Even while Lillian endures much, she always trusts the Lord to provide.