Awaiting the Dawn - Dorcas Hoover - Christian Light PublicationsAges: Youth & Adult
Author: Dorcas Hoover
Awaiting the Dawn is a true account of how faith and love triumphed over hate and murder when a missionary family in Guatemala was attacked by midnight terrorists. A true account of John Troyer's martyrdom. The final chapters show the unexpected ways God brought healing to bleeding hearts. Now with a 2010 family update and additional, previously unpublished photos. Paperback, 157 pages.
The front door groaned under the blows that threatened to break it down, and the whole house seemed to shudder.
Trembling, Marie peered through the curtain. A chill shot through her body. There was only glass between her and three masked men who were pacing on the porch, hacking at the door with their gleaming machetes.
Three gunshots exploded outside the house, splintering through the front door. . . .
"It is because we care about your people that we have come to your country," John began quietly. . . .
"You talk to the villagers against the guerillas," the gunman cut in impatiently. . . .
. . . Marie froze. The realization of what was about to take place stabbed her heart like the blade of a machete. "You can't . . ." she cried in anguish. . . .
Across the mountains echoed an agonized, heart-rending cry.