Russell is the oldest of Chad & Pat’s four children. At the age of four while his family was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he prayed and asked God to call his parents to be missionaries. God answered that prayer and within just a few years the whole family was in Colombia as missionaries. He married a lovely Colombian lady named Marina and they have 4 children, Lisa, Alethia, Russell Jr., and Dylan.
When Russell was 27 years old, he was kidnapped by the Marxist guerrillas called the FARC. The story of his kidnapping is told by him in the book he wrote titled Rescue the Captors. His reason for the title is because he realized that his captors were more prisoners than he was. There was a chance he would be released, but most of his kidnappers were young boys who had been taken from their families, given a weapon and taught to kill. They are threatened with death to themselves and/or their families should they try to escape. Not to mention their spiritual captivity.
Russell formed a publishing company called Ransom Press International. He has published about 20 books in English and some 40 Spanish titles. Most of his time recently has been editing the Spanish Bible written by Casiodoro de Reina in 1569.
Russell has been running a 24 hour Christian radio station out in the southeastern plaines of Colombia, which reaches into an area that is mostly guerrilla controled, but also reaches some drug traffickers and some paramilitary. There is a link at the bottom of this page that will take you to a website in Spanish with lots of pictures of Russell and his work.
Russell also has an extensive ministry as guest speaker in churches around the world. His speaking is unique in that he is very sensitive to the Lord’s voice and does not hesitate to deliver that which the Lord has imparted to him, no matter how uncomfortable it may be to him personally. Above all, Russell desires to have a pure heart and clean hands in order to bring forth the unadulterated word of God, with a humble attitude.
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The Mystery of the Will of God
While many Christians know only freedom and safety, others do not. Your freedom isn’t guaranteed. In fact, Matthew 10:22 says we will be hated because of Christ. Do you have what it takes to be hated and still follow the Lord’s commandment to love your enemies?
The Seventh Trumpet and the Seven Thunders
We interpret much of the Old Testament in light of the New Testament, but the keys to the signs and symbols of the book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ are found in the Old Testament. This is where we discover the message of the seventh trumpet. It will sound along with the previous six trumpets on the last day, but the Lord has been sounding this message throughout all of history. The trumpet s
God’s Plan for Spiritual Battle
I love a good fight. When unjustly attacked, I have learned to seek the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit and retaliate by Overcoming Evil with Good. There is a huge difference between a Peacemaker and a Pacifist!
This Battle Plan for spiritual warfare, was gleaned from the life and message of Jesus, especially the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes.
Libro De Daniel (Cerrado Y Sellado Hasta El Tiempo Del Cumplimiento)
Hay personas en los grupos alzados en armas que amenazan de hacer daño a quienes no les pagan la “vacuna” (el dinero a cambio de seguridad); en toda Colombia ha habido situaciones así. De la misma forma, en toda Colombia hay ministros de iglesias que amenazan a quienes no les pagan el diezmo diciendo: “Dios le va a hacer daño”. Entonces: ¿Quién es el terrorista mayor?
Las Bienaventuranzas (El plan de Dios para la Batalla)
Seguir a Dios ya tiene un precio de por sí, pero es un precio que debemos pagar voluntariamente, por nuestra propia y libre voluntad, pues Jesús no es un terrorista. Él no hace las cosas de esa manera. Si queremos obrar a nuestro modo y seguir nuestros caprichos, Él nos permite hacerlo así, pues somos libres para descubrir las consecuencias de proceder según nuestro parecer.
El Elías (Que ha de Venir)
Solamente si hemos muerto completamente a todo lo que representa la carne y sus propios deseos (aunque sean “buenos”) podremos ser candidatos para ser parte del último ministerio profético de la historia que limpiará el camino para el glorioso regreso del Señor Jesús, el Cristo.
Las Sagradas Escrituras (Jubilee Bible 2000)
Optimizado para E-readers
Tabla de Contenido eficiente – puede elegir cualquier libro de la Biblia desde la Tabla de Contenido desplegable.
Plenamente accesible – escriba cualquier texto para encontrar fácilmente cualquier pasaje bíblico.
Muestra la ubicación – cada capítulo muestra en que parte de la Biblia se encuentra.
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
• Efficient TOC – choose any book of the Bible from the TOC dropdown.
• Fully searchable – enter any text to easily find any passage.
• Shows location – each chapter also displays where you are in the Bible.
• Dictionary – includes dictionary to further clarify any uncommon words
Rescue the Captors
True story of being kidnapped for ransom by guerillas in Colombia. Russell tells of the lessons he learned and how he was able to witness to those that held him captive. His story is one of which we all can learn from.
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