About Byron Conner M D

A Christian physician’s work in the Horn of Africa country tells what it is to come face to face with a disaster that displaced and killed hundreds of thousands of people.

The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia (Readers Magnet; 2018) by Dr. Byron Conner is a gripping personal account of the 1983-1985 famine in Ethiopia. This book will do more than just move readers to tears or shock them; Dr. Conner’s story will exhort readers, particularly professionals, to reflect on their vocation in life.

The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia

A compelling presentation of a devastating humanitarian crisis on television propelled Dr. Conner and his wife and two children on a missionary trip to Ethiopia. The crisis was a famine in Ethiopia which threatened the lives of many thousands of Ethiopian citizens. It has been estimated that four hundred thousand to five hundred thousand perished due to the famine in 1983–1985, and millions were made destitute. A robust international response was mounted to assist the people of Ethiopia, and many relief and humanitarian organizations responded with food, clothing, blankets, and medication; along with logistical and medical teams to respond to the crisis. For Dr. Conner and his wife, the service in Ethiopia (1984–1987) was the beginning of a new way of life of community outreach and ministry. Despite leaving the mission field after the period of service, they considered themselves as missionaries but to their own country of America. This book is a presentation of the service abroad and the aftermath.