THE TERROR BEGAN ON AUGUST 14, 1983. American bush pilot Russell Stendal, on routine business, landed his plane in a remote Colombian village. Gunfire exploded 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 he would be help until payment was made.
Held at gunpoint deep in the jungle and with little else to occupy his time, Russell began to write the story of his life and kept a record of his five month 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.