CELEBRATION OF FAMILY: LETTERS OF ANDREW MURRAY TO HIS CHILDREN
Celebration of Family: Letters of Andrew Murray to his children is a short series, commemorating the 192nd birthday of Dr Andrew Murray (May 9th 2020).
“Mijn werk, door God mij toevertrouwd, is een hartbrekend werk. Als wij denken aan die kleinen die onecht zijn … dier moeders … het vooroordeel tegenover die kleinen … dan staat ons hart van droefheid stil.”
Episode 3 Emmie
Emmie Murray about her work in Magdalena Home for unmarried and desolate women.
While the young Emmie and Mary are in the Netherlands, the only communication with their parents is through letters. Andrew’s letters reflects his interest in the details of their lives; but also how he shares information on work, family life, and gives spiritual and practical guidance. Once back, Emmie joins the Salvation Army, and asks her father’s opinion of General Booth’s character. To this Andrew replied:
“That he can go to the deepest sunken drunkard; to the lowest fallen woman, and say: ‘Brother, sister, God can help you’.”
Emmie took this to heart, trusting God unconditionally in her ‘reddingswerk’; always praising and thanking Him for his goodness – even when she contracted the 1918 flu.
Cecile Murray-Louw, Laurinda Hofmeyr & Isabelle Murray (Murray descendants)
RESEARCH & MATERIAL
Isabelle Murray DRC Archives, Stellenbosch.
EPISODE 3 -10 | Children