by Vivian Johnson
Zetta is a short biography of a lady who, after living in difficult circumstances in Central Africa and losing family members, her hearing, and her sight, blossomed in her eighties into an ever-learning, always-mentoring, fun-loving person. Zetta not only proved that there is life after eighty, but also that life can be fulfilling and useful to age 101.
Zetta lived a life she felt God had wanted; at a very young age, she already knew she wanted to be a missionary nurse. After meeting her future husband, Lester, and falling in love, they left for Africa so they could serve those in need. Zetta survived her young son Jimmy’s unexpected death at the age of fifteen months and her oldest son Les’s death at the age of fifty, and she still only grew in faith and hope in all of her heartaches.
This heartfelt story of one woman’s courageous and selfless lifestyle will remind us that God desires for us to help those in need.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, Vivian Johnson also received her R.N. and B.S. from Montana State University and was licensed as a gerontological nurse practitioner. She is a member of the American (and WA state) Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and belongs to the University Presbyterian Church. She has another book published, Care Planning System for Long Term Care, which she co-authors with Helen S. Morrow, A.R.N.P., Ed.D.
Vivian was inspired to write this book after “hearing the positive responses of people from age 3 to age 103 who heard the stories or read the draft and then asked when it would be published.”
(2007, paperback, 36 pages)