Love Has a Face

Mascara, a Machete and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan

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Unforgettable Memoir of a Woman Bringing the Love of Jesus to the Orphans of Sudan

Termites for dinner. Bombs in the backyard. A nation torn by decades of war still on the brink. Can one life really make a difference here?

Born without her left hip and leg, Michele Perry is no stranger to seeming impossibilities. So when she arrived in war-torn Southern Sudan--with little more than her faith in God's promises--she did what everyone told was crazy: she opened a home for orphaned children in the middle of guerilla warfare territory and has now become "mama" to over one hundred little lives.

With a deft pen, she recounts unforgettable stories of life in the bush, stories that capture the reader with the stark realities of living in a war zone—and the power of God's love to transform them. Her own story is just as compelling as the ministry she is living. From working in the slums of India to finding her home in war-ravaged Africa, her life has been a journey deeper into the supernatural power of God.

Captivatingly honest, readers will be swept up in one woman's poignant, spellbinding journey of love and the glimpses of God's tender grace and mercy in the midst of a broken and hurting world.


"Love Has a Face will cause the compassion of Jesus to well up within you and splash on others. A must and mentoring read!"
--Sid Roth, host, It's Supernatural! television,

"It is appropriate, when recommending a book, to commend the content to the readers, but there is more to it than that, methinks! When we commend a book, we are also commending the author in character, integrity, ability as a writer and so forth. But I wish to go even further. I am commending to you the very fingerprints of God upon Michele's life and the flow of God in, on and through her. Michele is a remarkably capable author who expresses herself with incisive, engaging skill, weaving life into the stories she tells in a way that invites you not only into her story but into the life behind the story. And more than that, Michele herself is a story, written by God's hand, infused with God's light, pulsating with God's love and radiant with God's joy and power. I commend to you my friend, whose heart will capture yours as you read this book."
--Dr. Tom Wymore, simple/house church coach, The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel

"It has been a joy and privilege to know Michele for all these years and watch what God has accomplished through her. How should I describe her to you? Extraordinary love, courage, commitment, obedience, sacrifice--Michele is a great example of how God can take an ordinary person to accomplish the extraordinary. Her life should be an inspiration to all of us! She doesn't allow the circumstances to determine her destiny, but pursues God and embraces His love in such a way that it propels her to rise above the problems she faces. This in turn releases God's love, presence, miracles, healing and blessing to the poorest and most destitute in her region of Africa. I trust that by reading Michele's story, you will be challenged to embrace God and His love in such intimacy that you, too, will make a difference in the life of those that you encounter daily. Nothing is impossible for God to accomplish through anyone who is willing to love the way He loves, and obey Him in anything he calls you to do in life."
--Mel Tari, author, Like a Mighty Wind

"Michele Perry's Love Has a Face is an incredible book. Facing her own insurmountable obstacles, Michele was born without her left hip and leg. By the time she was thirteen, she had endured 23 surgeries. In midst of these difficulties, Jesus Himself came to Michele and called her to bring His love to 'the least of these.' Leaving the security of America, Michele has become a one-legged ambassador of love--first to the slums of India and now to the war-torn regions of Southern Sudan. Michele is transforming one of the most dangerous spots on earth, one child at a time, by the loving heart of Jesus. This moving and amazing story will inspire you, too, to be the face of transforming love right where you live. We cannot say enough about Michele and her work. You have to read this book!"
--Wesley and Stacey Campbell, RevivalNOW Ministries; Be A Hero (NGO); board members, Iris Ministries

"Michele Perry's book, Love Has a Face, is the amazing story of her work with the orphans in Sudan amidst a war-torn populace. It is the inspiring, heart-touching, faith-building story of one of God's greats who, instead of becoming bitter over severe birth defects, has been transformed into a modern-day super-hero of the faith. It is not only about the work Michele is doing, but the work one can detect between the lines that God has done and is doing in her, and the importance of the relationship of these two works. I encourage all to read Love Has a Face, for in doing so, we will have a better picture of The Face, His face. Michele is the real thing and has written about one of the most important things on the Lord's heart. I hold Michele and her book in high regard and deep respect."
--Randy Clark, president and founder, Global Awakening; overseer, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening; founder, Global School of Supernatural Ministry

"Perry's tender story may very well change your life. Embrace every word!"
--Beverly Lewis, New York Times bestselling author

The Author

  1. Michele Perry

    Michele Perry

    Michele Perry is the founding field ministry coordinator for Iris Ministries in Southern Sudan under Rolland and Heidi Baker. Born without her left hip and leg and other birth defects, she endured 23 surgeries by age 13. A native of Florida, Michele studied at...

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