Rescue the Captors eBook
The terror began on August 14, 1983. American bush pilot Russell Stendal, on routine business, landed his plane in a remote Colombian village. Gunfire broke out throughout the town and within minutes Russell’s 142 day ordeal had begun. The guerrilla fighters explained that this was a kidnapping for ransom and that would be held until payment was made.
Held at gunpoint deep in the jungle and with little else to occupy his time, Russell began to write. He told the story of his life and kept a record of his experience in the guerrilla camp. His “book” became a bridge to the men who held him and now serves as the basis for this incredible true story of how God’s love penetrated a physical and ideological jungle.
“Russell Stendal’s Rescue the Captors is a gripping, captivating, first-hand account of his experience as a hostage taken by Marxist guerillas in the tropical forests of southeastern Colombia. Readers will be energized by the fast-paced and well-detailed retelling of how God used the kidnapping of one obscure jungle pilot missionary not only to help him define his personal mission in life and ministry, but also to reach many of the same men and women who were his captors with the Gospel of Christ. Get ready to be drawn in to a marvelous experience as the power of God’s love comes alive in the life of a man who was willing to change his views of those who held him captive, and see them through the eyes of Christ, as revealed through a new understanding of the Sermon on the Mount.”
Rusty Douthitt | Music Pastor | New Life Assembly | Oak Grove, MO –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Russell Stendal was born in Minneapolis and raised on the mission field in Colombia, South America. He became a missionary jungle pilot at age nineteen. Almost ten years later he was kidnapped in 1983 by Marxist rebels and held hostage for five months. His book, Rescue the Captors, relates his experience, including how God worked in the hearts of the rebels.
Russell has written many other books, produced videos, and edited two Bible translations, the Spanish Reina-Valera 2000 and the Jubilee Bible in English.
Russell heads up the work of Colombia Para Cristo which operates 12 radio stations involving over 100 staff and coworkers and covering much of Latin America with the Gospel. A thriving underground church has developed in remote jungle areas of Colombia. New high gain antennas are now beaming the Gospel message deep into areas of deepening crisis across the borders of Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil as well as throughout Colombia. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07TXM8BT8
- Publisher : Ransom Press International (July 1, 2019)
- Publication date : July 1, 2019
- Print length : 275 pages
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