Flying only a few hundred feet off the ground, Russell opens the window of his Cesna aircraft and carefully drops a parachute over a guerrilla camp. In a bag suspended from the parachute are a Bible and other Christian materials, sometimes including a shortwave radio pre-tuned to two Christian stations that broadcast the Word of God.
The danger is real, but Russell (a co-worker with The Voice of the Martyrs) and his team are committed to delivering the Word of God where there is no conventional means of delivery. Being on the ground would be even more dangerous.
"I have seen many guerrillas turn from their violent ways after reading the Bible and listening to our radio broadcasts," Russell explains. "If we want peace in Columbia, we have to point people, even terrorists, to the true source of peace and forgiveness".
(from Voice of the Martyrs, February 2011)
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