Meet the Family
Russell and Marina Stendal live in Colombia, South America with their four children, two son-in-laws and five grandchildren. Their children and grandchildren are actively involved and a fundamental part of their endeavor for peace. They travel extensively inside and outside the country distributing literature, installing radio equipment, ministering and encouraging people from all sides of the conflict in Colombia. Together with their family, many friends, co-workers and hundreds of volunteers, their focus is to help resonate the good news of a clean, unaltered gospel.
Lisa and Alethia Stendal working on the Narnia audio plays for the communitarian radio stations. In the year 2017, after ten long years of hard work, we finally finished all the seven C.S. Lewis Narnia books for the radio in Spanish. This is one of many other radio projects our family has produced to encourage entire communities affected by the more than 50 years of war in Colombia. Lisa Stendal has produced eight radio plays and has been the voice for many radio stations including the entire Jubilee Bible in English.
Russ Jr. working at one of the communitarian radio stations located at 11,000 ft in the mountains. Here he passes out books to soldiers on the way.
A group of people in the war zone stopped Russ’s car and asked, “What´s an American doing in this area?” Russ came out of the car and gave them a book titled: “When what God does, doesn’t make sense."
Sam with Marco in the Paez Indian village in Cauca. This place has become a national icon of progress among displaced communities. This community of 50 families including more than 100 children was in extreme poverty and were displaced of their land because of a natural disaster and religious persecution. This community has become SELF SUSTAINABLE in just one year. The director of the OEI (Organization of Iberoamemian States) congratulated the work we have been doing there. With admiration, he asked Sam about the secret for this success. Sam replied, “You are not going to like the answer but the truth is that it is the hand of the Lord over these people.¨