A brush with death


Death is inevitable! Would you believe there is life after death if you were facing a sure and imminent death? This is a true story how many people prepared to face death knowing they could be slaughtered at any moment.

Whilst flying over the mountains of Southern New Zealand, I was reminded of our time in Ethiopia. The mountains in Ethiopia are high. We lived at 7,500 feet above sea level; the only access was by plane.  We travelled over the mountains by mule, their sure footedness kept us from falling down the steep mountain trails.

About to be massacred 

We opened an area five days’ mule ride from our home where they had never heard the good news of Jesus Christ.  As a result of sharing the good news, thousands were delivered out of the powers of darkness and many churches were established.

We built an airstrip so were able to fly into the area for a conference.  After plane left the nationals told us that raiders from another province were on their way with guns to kill them and take their cattle. Why didn’t they tell us before the plane left?

Now my husband and I, with our two-year-old and our four-year-old children were 10 days’ walk from a road, with no communication with the outside world.

Our two year old went missing

We put up our tent and had restless night. In the morning we discovered that our two-year-old was missing!  She had crawled under the tent, having slept outside with wild animals, including lions and hyenas. What a relief it was to find her!


The conference went ahead and we made sure that everyone was ready to meet God. After we flew out the raiders came and slaughtered hundreds.  We later found, at our door, five days’ trek away, five hundred  survivors needing food and shelter.  My husband radioed helicopter to take us to the area to see if there was any one left who needed medical help. Unfortunately, many did not make it!

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