US President Sends NAVY SEALS to Rescue Missionary – But There is More to The Story

US President Donald Trump sent in elite military forces to rescue an American missionary on Saturday, four days after he was kidnapped from his home, according to reports.

On October 27, an American missionary named Philipe Nathan Walton was at his home with his family in the town of Birnin Konni, near the border with Nigeria, when gunmen came busting in and demanding money. The gunmen tied up the missionary family members and demanded that they hand over all of their money.

With the family tied up, the gunmen were only able to find 35 dollars worth of local currency and decided to instead take Philip as a hostage. The family was not discovered by the police until four hours later. Soon after the US embassy was alerted, it would only be a matter of hours before the US military would be given the order to go and rescue the US missionary.

Most believe that it was only a matter of time before the missionary would be killed or sold to the bandits. Terrorist organizations put a high value on American hostages and often buy them from bandits who do the initial kidnapping. Counterterrorism officials were concerned that the missionary could quickly fall into the hands of ISIS or al-Qaeda related groups.

West Africa is a sector that the US Navy SEAL team 6 operates in. Within hours of his capture, the commandos managed to free the 27-year-old missionary. Unfortunately, all of the captors were killed in the process.

“Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our military, the support of our intelligence professionals, and our diplomatic efforts, the hostage will be reunited with his family,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “We will never abandon any American taken hostage.”

Missionaries around the world rejoice together with the news that Philip Walton will be reunited with his family. Please continue to pray for the family and for the children as they recover from this horrific event.

 

Note:  An earlier report added a story regarding Philip Walton in Kenya that does not seem to be related.

Eugene

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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    A Margaret Hesford

    Praise God! Thanks for sharing

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    Robert Person

    Dr. Bach

    Thanks for the article re: rescue of Philip Walton

    I got a chuckle from your bio!

    Will have to meet you in Heaven!
    Dr. Bobby Person
    (I am one of those they call on airplanes but have never been called!)

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    George Glaski

    Every day Missionaries are in peril, comes with the territory serving The Lord Jesus Christ by His Holy Spirit. I’m over joyful that The USN SEALS are ready, willing and able for every mission sent to.

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