Russell Stendal – Missionary Pilot in Colombia

In 1983, Russell was kidnapped by Marxist guerillas in Colombia. Upon his release 5 months later, he was convinced that Jesus Christ was the only one who could bring an end to decades of bloodshed. Since then, his life mission has been to share the Gospel message in that land and he finds radio to be the most effective way to get that message to the guerillas, the para-military, and the official government soldiers.

  • Russell has assembled a team of Christian radio broadcasters that operate a dozen AM, FM, and SW radio stations throughout Colombia.
  • He has also distributed more than 100,000 Galcom Go-Ye radios many of which have been individually fastened to little parachutes and dropped into remote places.