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“We waited 45 years for you to come and set us free. Why did you take so long?”

Inspiring and with humorous moments, We Wait You is the real-life story of hearts transformed after the 1989 revolutions that forever changed Eastern Europe, as told by one woman who made a difference.

History and faith will come alive as you take this riveting journey with Taryn Hutchison behind the Iron Curtain, encountering Cold War informants, Russian mafia, and persecuted believers. Relive the unforgettable drama of historic events that changed Eastern Europe – against all hope.



“[Taryn Hutchison] writes with humor and affection about her experiences in lands emerging from decades of Communist imprisonment.”

NAMED TO United Methodist Women National Reading Program Book List

GIVEN 5 STARS FROM Readers’ Favorite Review


“Taryn Hutchison is a fresh voice of those who continue to break new ground telling the old story … What Elisabeth Elliot’s writing accomplished a generation ago in opening the eyes of the world to tribal missions, Taryn Hutchison skillfully accomplishes in opening the eyes of the world today to global missions … Within the covers of this book are run-ins with the Russian mafia, joyous celebrations in the street, intrigue, hidden microphones, faith, and adventure lived out by Taryn and her sea of friends who said ‘Yes’ to God. Woven through the subtext of the book is a hope-filled love story that only God could orchestrate … We Wait You is a ‘must-read’ not only for short-term mission teams, missionaries and their supporters, but for every person who desires to live missionally and make an impact for the Kingdom of God.”

~Dr. Eric Swanson, Leadership Network
Co-author of several books, including The Externally Focused Church

We Wait You is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It really is that good. It is a well-written, transparent memoir of Taryn’s leadership with Campus Crusade in Eastern Europe.”

~Dr. Jeff Iorg, President, Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary
Author of several books, including of The Character of Leadership

“Exciting … life-changing … challenging to the eternally-minded … encouraging to those who long to make a difference in the world.”

~Kay Marshall Strom, author of more than 40 books, including Daughters of Hope: Stories of Witness and Courage in the Face of Persecution

We Wait You is in my all time top ten list. Some books speak to the brain.  Some speak to the heart.  Others speak to the soul.  Your book makes strong connections in all those ways.  I cried a lot when I read it.  Tears of joy.  Tears of sadness.  Tears of love.”

~Dr. Dale Burnside, Professor of Biology, Lenoir-Rhyne University

“I want to express my thankfulness and appreciation for the book that Terena wrote. I just finished the book and I am thrilled. I have some tears in my eyes and I also laughed at some chapters. It was awesome!”

~Pastor Ioan Brisc, Romanian Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon
(Second-largest Romanian church in U.S.)

“It’s refreshing to read a book … about real people doing real missions with real struggles and accomplishments … The book is spiritual, genuine, and practical.”

—Dr. Eddie Pate, Professor of Missions, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

“Taryn’s story is true, breathtaking, miraculous, and well worth reading.”

~Ney Bailey, Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) International Speaker
Author of Faith is Not a Feeling

“As a full-blooded Eastern European follower of the Messiah, I admit a healthy dose of skepticism upon hearing about this book … Page by page, layer by layer, I was disarmed, thawed and drawn into this beautifully transparent, hilarious story, re-living many of the cathartic moments which marked the continent’s turbulent decade, laughing and crying with this unlikely heroine and falling deeper in love with her and this crazy God whom she so faithfully, wholeheartedly trusts.”

~Gordana Miletic Sjostedt, Cru staff, “Second Cup of Coffee” blogger

We Wait You, by Taryn R. Hutchison, is a fascinating account of one woman’s experiences in Romania shortly after Communism fell. You’re guaranteed to gain a broader understanding of the oppression under which the Romanian people lived for years, and of the hope they gained through the Gospel.”

~Grace Fox, Author of several books, including the 10-Minute Time Outs for Women series

“I read We Wait You all at one sitting. I laughed and cried . . . I couldn’t put it down.”

~Patricia Clement, Pastor’s wife

“She will make you smile, cry, laugh out loud, even hide under the covers at times.”

~Kelly Summers, International representative, Corsica, France