My wife and I are missionaries in Mexico in the State of Tamaulipas. Jan. 25, 2011 at 10:00 am we were going home on the main Highway between Tampico and Cd. Victoria. I had notice a Fed. Police car in front of us and 15 min later he flew past me, 15 more mins. there were 2 black cars turned around in front of us. One put his flashers on the other sped up ahead of us. The one behind us pulled up beside our SUV and waved us down with their AK47 rifles out of the window. So I stopped and 4 guys jumped out of the car pointing their AK47 rifles at my head.
At this time my wife and I felt a peace come over us in God’s SUV that was cover with the Blood of Jesus that morning. They told my wife and me to get out of the SUV and give them money, cell phones and more. They told me to lay on the ground then they told me to get up. We walked to the back of the SUV and this man asked what we have in the back? We told them cloths. At that point of time I told them we were missionaries and they said, “Missionaries” I said, we work here in Cd. Mante. So they told my wife and I to look at the trees while their AK47 rifles were behind our heads. They said if we looked at them they would kill us.
I thought we were dead. They had something planned for my wife and I. They told us to get in the back seat of their car so we did as they pushed my head down behind the driver’s seat. They put a white sweater over my wife head and told her if we tried anything they will kill us. I had an AK47 rifle in my back as I was prayed in tongues. The spirit gave me utterance as Betty and I prayed. The man driving the car was talking on a radio to his Boss. It came across the radio to be looking for a dirt road to turn down so they could tie us up and put a bag over our head and kill us. The man in the car said to the boss 'The man in the back seat is a missionary and he is married to a Mexican woman.' The boss on the radio said let them go and give their truck back to them and leave.
They pulled over and gave the truck back to us and they said do not go talk to the police or the military or you will be die. I prayed and God remind me of Palms 91:5 "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; (6) Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. (7) A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee."
We drove to Cd Victoria and called our family in USA and Mexico we waited for Betty's family to pick us up. Praise God we were not killed or beat up. They stole money and wedding rings and cell phones and a few other things. Then a report came in to us by my brother-law he had received a text on his phone. The eight men that took us that day died 4 hours later in a shoot-out with Fed. Police. I found myself amazed at the Lord’s speed.
1Ch 16:22 Says "Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm."
I thank God for the Blood of Jesus on my wife and me. It was only by the grace and mercy of Jesus that my wife and I are still alive. Our destiny has just begun that is why, satan sent his army after us to kill what is in us. God, had me in school I been taking RHEMA Correspondence Bible course. Studying the courses of “Ever Increasing Faith’, by; Smith Wigglesworth (teaching faith is now, pray now). The Bible school has helped me in my walk with my Lord Jesus Christ. To get to know Jesus personally every day and every moment of the day this should be all of our prayer.
Bless you for Support!
Truly, Rev. Nathan & Betty SanfordNathan & Betty Sanford, Missionaries