Betty was born in Scotland in 1920. She and her later to be husband Andy did their missionary training in Glasgow, before they went as WEC missionaries to Senegal where they married in 1948. Her husband became known as ‘Handy Andy’ when he made the ‘Have Faith In God’ sign, which reached across the college gate in Hyndland to welcome generations of students!
Betty and Andy Macindoe were part of the first team of WEC missionaries in the Fuladou area of Senegal. Betty, being a trained nurse, was instrumental in setting up medical clinics, and along with her husband they were involved with literature distribution and teaching classes. In 1952 the family moved into the Casamance, the southern part of the Senegal, where they served as Field Leaders for many years.
In 1964 they returned to the UK to start a new faith work in Scotland. The couple had five children. After Andy's death, Betty moved to be near her daughter in Lincoln. She died in 2013 and was buried beside Andy in Glasgow.
Betty has written several books, including The Desert Blossoms (CLC, 1956), Spotlight in Senegal (WEC Press, 1964), Only One Life (WEC Press, 1968) and Hudson Taylor: God's Man for China (Hodder & Stoughton Paperback, 1974). She wrote two biographies about her fellow WEC missionaries: Only One Life: the story of John Haywood (WEC Press, 1968), and Going For God: the story of Bessie Brierley (Hodder & Stoughton, 1972) which has been translated into various languages. She also wrote Children Crossing (WEC Press, 1973) about The Elms, WEC's home for missionaries' children in Arbroath, Scotland.
Where to find Betty Macindoe online
Going for God
by Betty Macindoe
The incredible, faith-inspiring story of Bessie Brierley, a waitress from the slums of London's East end who became a pioneer missionary in Portuguese Guinea, now Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.
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