The Hidden Agenda (Free Excerpt)


God’s agenda is winning, and we watch in awe.

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God is moving in the hearts of powerful leaders in all the Colombian fighting factions, and peaceful meetings are now taking place in Havana, Cuba.

Marxists guerillas, right-wing paramilitary, and the Colombian government each have their own agenda. Who would have guessed a meeting of the minds would take place under the helpful auspices of communist Cuba? And that these battle-scarred leaders would give reporters and missionaries the opportunity to challenge some of their core philosophies and even pray with them?

During the often intense negotiations, it becomes obvious that even the most hardened individuals can have a change of heart. Previously seen only as men to be feared, these powerful leaders are now turning to the only one who can provide lasting peace ­– the Lord. The Stendals have witnessed Army generals having daily prayer and distributing Bibles to their troops, guerrilla commanders requesting and receiving prayer for healing, paramilitary commanders asking their many victims, one by one, to forgive them, and many other powerful demonstrations of what the Lord does through those willing to love their enemies. God’s agenda is winning, and we watch in awe.

About the Authors

Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via twelve radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.

Alethia Stendal has been a photographer/ videographer in Colombia for the past ten years. She has written and directed several documentaries about the war in Colombia. She has also been involved in the production of audio material such as the MegaVoice English Bible and has co-edited several books in English including “The Book of Daniel” by her father, Russell Stendal. In recent years, Alethia, has been the co-writer/director/producer of the full-feature film La Montaña. She also did the wardrobe design for the film. Currently she lives in Bogota, Colombia with her husband, Stephen Miller, and travels extensively inside and out of the country promoting her film and increasing awareness on issues of the conflict in Colombia. 

ISBN: 978-1-62245-221-7

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