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In Rebel Hands

Kidnapped Missionaries in the Jungles of Mozambique

Trish Perkins

ISBN: 9781852405045 [416 pages]
Foreword by H.R.H. Princess Michael of Kent

This is not a story of sadness, but one of inspiration, delving deeply into an almost impenetrable world. On May 13, 1987, during a moonlit night in Mozambique, six missionaries and an eighteen-month-old girl were abducted at gunpoint from their mission base and medical clinic, near Gondola, by heavily armed guerilla soldiers of the Mozambique National Resistance Movement (MNR). Together, their captors marched them for three months relentlessly over five hundred kilometres. They were constantly on the move, suffering from the effects of dysentery, parasitic infections, malaria, exhaustion and caught in the crossfire of bullets, bombs and political dissention.

Twenty-two years after the event, Trish reflects in stunning detail how God brought them through those dramatic events. The story she writes underlines God’s purposes at work not only in the deep heart of Africa’s spiritual darkness, but in the depths of each of our lives. The constant sense of hope in Christ is beautifully woven throughout the pages of this book. Their captors, though violent, became understood and loved, demonstrating that this fragile group of missionaries were not in Rebel Hands, but His.

Inside: Exclusive illustrations and photographs

“Trish and Roy are real heroes of mine. They have "the stuff" that makes pioneering in tough places possible. I visited them at their place in rebel territory in Mozambique just before they were abducted. It was Jesus in them that protected them from death and won some rebels to Christ during their time as hostages. This is a book of a frontline adventure for God that will excite youth, encourage missionaries in difficult places and inform you how to react in scary times."

Loren Cunningham
Founder of Youth With A Mission

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About The Author

About The Author

Trish Perkins was born in Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe. Ten days after marrying Roy Perkins, she went into Mozambique and the rest is history - She has been there 23 years, witnessing five rebel attacks during seven years of war. With her husband they experienced five years of drought during which they were responsible for feeding 25,000 people. Trish obeyed the Lord's instructions to allow others to join them to establish a boys and girls children's home, farm, school, technical school, clinic and other projects which have still to be completed. Their aim is that the Kingdom of God should come to Mozambique, and to the nations who send teams to them to work in Mozambique.

Readers Comments

A must read!Review by GI Gin
The Author's use of vivid language pulls the reader right into the trials, tribulations and triumphs of this adventure.
A must read! (Posted on 30/09/2016)
One of the BEST!! Review by Carol A. Bray
I love this couple and heard their story right from them. God was so gracious in the ways He protected them. Their story is one of courage, bravery, determination and intense love of the LORD Jesus Christ. I know they have forgiven their captures and have such a love for the Mozambican people. I have visited twice and would return in a heart beat, if it is the LORD's will. What a great work they continue doing. (Posted on 30/09/2016)
a must readReview by J. Costa
When I was in Africa during a mission, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the perkins family who graciously took us in, fed us and made us feel welcome in their home. Simply good people. Their account in this book is a must read and gives everyone a perspective of how dedicated they were during this book to their cause and continue to be. (Posted on 30/09/2016)
GREAT TESTIMONReview by Sparklemama
fascinated to read this memoirReview by Sophie Neville
I was fascinated to read this memoir, the true story of a small group of Christians who were captured by rebel forces in Mozambique and forced to march through montain rain forest and the African bush for weeks on end. I passed the paperback straight on to my father, trying to tell him how exciting it gets. (Posted on 30/09/2016)
shows how faith conquers allReview by R. Battye
The story is beautifully written and evokes the beauty of Africa and the pain of its people. Trish has captured her faith and the power that Christ has given her and her husband Roy to follow through their vision of Christs work on earth.

This book allows you to follow them on their traumatic journey through the Mozambique bush and shows how faith conquers all (Posted on 30/09/2016)
This book is both engrossing and challenging. I recommend it!Review by Ras
A personal account of a true life hostage situation. Trish writes very movingly about her ordeal and the extreme difficulties she encountered during her 3 month captivity. Her bravery is apparent, but it is her openness and honesty about her struggles that touched me. This book is both engrossing and challenging. I recommend it! (Posted on 30/09/2016)
Amazing ReadReview by Anon
This book is an incredible journey, not only through the jungles and bush of Mozambique, but into the spiritual and inner lives of this group of missionaries. What is extraordinary is that this book is as much about their relationships with one another and God as to their relationship with their captors. A descriptive and riveting read that brings you deep into their world at the time of their kidnapping and capture. (Posted on 12/11/2010)

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