Apr 22, 2009

Rescue the Captors in Colombia ...Russell Stendal / March

March was the month dedicated to prayer for the Body of Christ in Colombia. Many in Colombia would prefer to ignore the existence of the rainforest and jungle guerrilla groups that terrorize a large part of primitive Colombia. Just several months ago, a female French-Colombian politician was rescued along with 2 American petroleum workers after being held in the jungle for ransom for more than 8 years. This is big business for them...as they ask 1 million dollars per hostage. The tombstone is that of Bible translator and missionary Chet Bitterman who was kidnapped and killed within a few days of his capture in the 1980's. He had a premonition that the Lord would ask the supreme sacrifice of him...and was willing to go anyway. A happier ending is that of the Russell Stendal family, who ended up as missionaries in Colombia because of the Lord's call on the life of a 4 year old boy. Read his testimonies in the books written by the little boy grown up...Rescue the Captors 1 & 2...Incredible stories that will make your hair stand on end and leave you gasping with laughter at Russell's daring service for the Lord...for the unbelieving Indigena, the fearsome and Godless FARC Guerillas, and their counterparts, the paramilitaries.
Pray for them, and others like him!