by E. Anna Nixon
As a young boy, Ezra DeVol was fascinated by watching his parents perform surgery in Luho, China. But unlike his brother and sister, he remained silent when their mother, just prior to her death, asked, Who will go? He later responded to the call of Christ to missionary service. Ezra and his wife, Frances, worked as a team in surgery and in the home as they served together in China, India, Nepal, and the United States. Their immediate family of two daughters and two sons encountered experiences that caused geographic and emotional separation. The pain and joy in the life of this family offer a challenge and a moving witness to the grace of God.