Director of Spirit of Martyrdom Latin America
Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, the neighboring countries, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and via numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it is to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ. Russell Stendal spent 10 years translating The Jubilee Bible based on the early Bibles of the Reformation.