By Peter James Dyck
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Without that there would be no air in it; it wouldn't float. " I asked. " Excitedly he explained how the airplane had dropped the plastic envelopes with the few pages of the Gospel of John, a stick of chewing gum, and a drinking straw, into the ocean just off the shore of Russia. The plane had taken off from Fairbanks, Alaska, and dumped the plastic envelopes into the Bering Sea. "The Russian shore is right there," he said, laughing and pointing a finger at the map. I didn't laugh. I didn't think it was funny.
She exclaimed. Fortunately, it was not far to Hospital KM 81. They went at once. Dr. Schmidt, a volunteer from Kansas, was in when they arrived. He knew immediately what to do. When the nurses had finished cleaning the wound they brought Pedro back to the doctor. The foul smell was gone. The foot was neat- Page 38 ly and professionally bound. Dr. Schmidt asked Pedro and Maria to sit down and tell them what had happened. "That's our problem," Pedro replied, "we don't know. I must have stepped on a nail.
The first Russian we asked about this had a surprising answer. "Don't you love us at all? " she asked. She explained that the police would make life miserable for any known recipients of smuggled books. But we didn't want to hurt them, we wanted to help. Now it was clear to us: we couldn't smuggle Bible commentaries into Russia. First, because we weren't going to lie or deceive. And second, because we didn't want to hurt anybody. We had to find an honest way. The only solution we could think of was to give the first copy of the commentary to the Russian government.
A Leap of Faith: True Stories for Young and Old by Peter James Dyck