“I was able to account for everyone except for our son, little Russell, who was lost. Desperately I began to make my way back into the cross-fire towards the beach beside our boat to see if he was there.” In this nonstop, edge-of-your-seat, true life adventure, Russell Stendal walks through one danger after another in a miracle-filled quest to bring the gospel and reconciliation into the middle of a three-way civil war. The U.S. State Department has listed Colombia as one of the most dangerous destinations in the world, and this real-life “Indiana Jones” is right in the middle of it.
Russell Stendal, the son of missionaries to Colombia, became an expert jungle pilot by his early 20s. His abduction by Marxist guerrillas in 1983 and his release five months later led him to seek a way to reach his captors and others caught up in the bonds of violence and war. Using radio and Christian literature, he has waged a peace campaign throughout the jungles of Colombia, proclaiming the Prince of Peace to all who will listen. Russell and his family live in Colombia.