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W Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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On January 31, 1993, three American missionaries serving with New Tribes Mission in the jungles of Panama were kidnapped by leftist rebels. They were taken to Columbia, only to be used as human pawns by the leaders of FARC, the communist insurgency group who has held them captive for eight years. The United States government transported the wives of the three hostages back home, and has made countless attempts to negotiate on their behalf. During the years of captivity, the families of the missionaries have worked tirelessly to gain their release. They have appeared on Larry King, The Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, a PBS special, and countless Christian radio and television programs. Nancy Mankins, the wife of hostage Dave Mankins, has been working with the other two wives to create a complete account of their story.

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After Nancy Mankins and her husband Dave had served as missionaries in Panama for over nine years, Dave was abducted by a Columbian rebel group along with two other missionay partners. For the past eight years, Nancy and the wives of the other two abductees have been working to obtain release for the men and thus have gained audiences with presidents, senators, congressmen, ambassadors, former hostages, and hostage experts. She has appeared as a guest on "Larry Kind Live", "The Today Show", interviewed on Focus on the Family Radio, Moody Radio, and a host of local radio shows around the country. Along with writing articles for numerous publications, Nancy has shared her story of God's sustaing grace with audiences around the globe.

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