Who is Granny Holdeman?

This summer we taught children in 5-Day Clubs the mission story from CEF Press about Ti-Fam. A story about a little girl who lived in Haiti, her father was a Voo-Doo witch doctor. I think Ti-Fam was a fictitious character but the missionaries who helped her actually lived.

Granny Holdeman retired as a nurse in Florida and joined her missionary daughter and son-in-law, the Turnbulls, to serve in Haiti as a missionary nurse. Her motto was, “Don’t retire, refire, because Jesus said, ‘occupy until I come.'” Evidently she liked to make peanut brittle because I found a postcard with her photo and recipe. I am sure she used the delicious vanilla that Haiti offers. Granny Holdeman served the mountain people of Haiti until her death in 1979.

Click here to view a picture of Granny Holdeman and a copy of her peanut butter recipe handwritten by her!


About Debbie

Thank you for visiting WeeCanKnow.com we want to provide you with tools, resources, and inspiration for children's ministry. Please give us comments and feedback to let us know how we can better our site. Help us get the word out by liking, sharing, and pinning our blogs. We exist because: "It is not the will of our Father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish" Matthew 18:14.
This entry was posted in 5-Day Club, Missions, Testimonies and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.