Missionaries in the Philippines battle gunman with prayer


They were awakened abruptly by the sound of two explosions as a masked gunman burst into Daniel and Colleen Jaquith’s missionary complex in the Philippines and demanded money.

The gunman shot a Filipino pastor in the foot, pointed a handgun at his head, and demanded to be taken to the Americans, according to a report by Christian News Northwest.

The Jaquiths shared about the March 4, 2014 incident on a home visit to Newberg, Oregon recently.

Awakened by the explosions, the Jaquiths were then startled to see the gunman appear in their doorway with the pastor as hostage. “Give me the money, or I will kill you!” he shouted.

In response, the Jaquiths dropped to their knees and began to pray. “Colleen and I were desperate and defenseless there on our bed,” Dan said. “In our desperation we both began to unitedly cry out to the Lord with very loud and intense prayers. I prayerfully went to my knees.” Read the rest of the story.

The missionaries website: http://btti.org

8 responses to “Missionaries in the Philippines battle gunman with prayer

  1. I’m thankful to be in a place that is physically safer than most of the US, not to mention other countries where US missionaries serve. That gives me all the more reason to pray for those who are in physical harm’s way, because we are all equally targeted by the devil.

  2. For some reason, I couldn’t get to the link. I’m sure though that the missionaries were in the most dangerous part of the Philippines, where majority of the population are Muslims… that’s the southernmost tip of the country. The philippines is a Christian country, 86% Catholics, and only 3 % are Muslims. Though they are a small part of the population, they have been wreaking so much havoc on the rest of the country… and it’s become not religious anymore, but plain banditry and thievery. The peaceful Muslim Filipinos have already left. That area is no man;s land.

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