Cease Fire Rescinded
Reported By: Russell and Marina Stendal
June 1, 2015
Over the past week or two the war in Colombia has escalated once again as serious fighting has resumed and the unilateral cease-fire has been rescinded. This is on top of quarter million dead combatants and close to six million displaced persons since this horrible war began on May 27, 1964.
We have had quite a bit of very favorable press coverage. What we were doing in the shade has been put in the spotlight. More than two and a half million books and Bibles have been distributed along with over 120,000 Galcom radios since 2007. Tens of thousands of families have been impacted by Christian radio Gospel coverage throughout all of the treacherous war zones since our first station in 1998. Many extremely interesting testimonies have surfaced and we have received support from all sides of the conflict.
Grand Rapids Conference
David Cutsforth our dear friend from Grand Rapids, MN hosted a conference in May. It was a great time to share what is happening in Colombia and answer questions regarding the content of our recent books.
The general consensus of virtually everyone is that they want our missionary work to continue and that we are in a most critical and crucial time for the nation of Colombia. The future of the entire nation will be defined by the quantity and quality of those whose hearts have been changed by the power of God.
We are doing everything possible to continue to maintain our radio coverage into as much of the war zone as possible. Our parachute drops continue even though we are very short on materials to put in the chutes. As the armed conflict rages, this is when we have the best opportunities to share our message. A major conference is scheduled for mid June among Naza Indians in a very difficult area close to where our dear friend and associate, Pabel was martyred. Please Pray. We are also following up on open doors in other nations including the Island of Cuba where very exciting things are taking place.
Our Canadian plane landing for the conference piloted by Russell Jr. who is one of the pilots that is being trained for the mission field!
Three of our new books have recently been released by our publisher, Uncovering What Religion Has To Hide (The Testimony of Simon Peter), Revelation Unveiled (Part One), and Queen Esther and the Ring of Power. They are available at www.lifesentencepublishing.com or www.amazon.com on Kindle.
The Lord has allowed us to remain standing as a witness for Him in the midst of many trials and tribulations in some of the most dangerous places in Colombia for more than fifty years. The harvest of souls that started out as a tiny trickle has now become a flood. What started out in remote rural areas is now affecting the large cities. Truly the Lord is able to do exceedingly above and beyond anything we can ask or even think. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.