Dallas, Gene, and Graham Kime were far from their U. S. homeland when the bombing of Pearl Harbor turned them from missionaries into fugitives. They that knew the Celebes, where they lived and worked, would soon be captured, and they would have to run for their lives.
Within a few days, enemy planes approached, their engines droning like a million bumblebees. The aircraft circled the city, dipping low and rising again.
Suddenly, the road swarmed with people. Screaming, crying people. Young men, expectant mothers, old men and women, toddlers and children. Running. Crying.
For eighty-three days, the Kimes struggled to stay ahead of their pursuers.
Their trail crossed many rushing rivers. As the Brahman bulls pulling their cart started on to the first bridge, Gene felt dread. The structure swayed and bounced with every step of the heavy animals.
Then came a soft crunching sound as one of the animals fell through the bridge flooring to its knees. Bits of bamboo floated down into the river. The other bull followed with a second soft crunch.
Through jungles, narrow mountain trails, the constant bob of ocean waves, and the indomitable Mrs. B who wouldn’t let Gene sleep at night, Run for Your Lives will keep you reading.
Explosions, torpedo boats, and a very sick little boy complicate the flight. But always, Gene and Dallas find the time and opportunity to witness for the Lord they love.
Read about the danger, tension, and frustration of having to Run for Your Lives!