Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

by Geoff Benge Author

(From Amazon): "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 out loud 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.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
3rd - 8th
Geographical Setting
Historical Setting
1887 - 1961
Y W A M Pub


  • 1 Danger in the Darkness
  • 2 Searching for Something
  • 3 Something Better
  • 4 A Real, Live Missionary
  • 5 Assiout
  • 6 Fareida
  • 7 Plague
  • 8 Land Across the Nile
  • 9 Bricks
  • 10 Losses and Gains
  • 11 Rebellion
  • 12 A Sad Goodbye
  • 13 Unexpected Blessings
  • 14 Blessings and Loss
  • 15 Holes in the Desert
  • 16 A Shipload of Supplies
  • 17 I Stayed with the Work God Gave Me to Do

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