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1966*1st* 111 Days In Stanleyville - David Reed (Collins)

1966*1st* 111 Days In Stanleyville - David Reed (Collins)

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Rare title true story of a massacre of Europeans in the Congo.

Although this book tells the events of the end of 1964 in the Congo primarily from the point of view of Michael Hoyt, US Counsel in Stanleyville, there is also a clear testimony of the faith of Paul Carlson, a missionary doctor, as well as of other missionaries.

"The center of attention was Paul Carlson. As the world waited to see if Carlson would live or die, President Johnson sent a message of sympathy to his relatives in California. The Belgians and the Americans were impressed with Carlson's composure in the face of death. Each day Carlson met with the other American missionaries in Schaub's (an evangelist from Pittsburgh) room for praise. Often he recited a favorite verse of the Bible--II Timothy 4:17: "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion."

During the few days that they were together, Charlie Davis, who was something of an evangelistic ball of fire, became very friendly with Carlson, who was, in many ways, quite the opposite type of man. Once, when they discussed the death sentence, Carlson, told Davis: "I live from day to day. I take each day as it comes. AFter I have lived that day, I thank the Lord for that day and that it was given to me for work."

1966*1st* 111 Days In Stanleyville - David Reed (Collins).

"111 Days in Stanleyville" is a memoir by David Reed that recounts his experience as a hostage during the 1964 Simba Rebellion in the Congo. Reed was a young American missionary living in the city of Stanleyville when the rebellion broke out, and he and his fellow missionaries were taken captive by the rebels.

The book details the brutal conditions of Reed's captivity, including the physical and psychological torture he and his fellow hostages endured at the hands of their captors. Reed also reflects on the complex political and historical context of the rebellion, including the legacy of colonialism and the Cold War.

Throughout the book, Reed grapples with questions of faith, forgiveness, and the nature of humanity in the face of extreme adversity. Ultimately, "111 Days in Stanleyville" is a powerful and harrowing account of one man's survival in the midst of political upheaval and violence.

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