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The Garratts, Gravy and Thanksgiving

How does it feel to be on Canadian soil for Thanksgiving weekend? "So grateful." Only if you’ve been held for 775 days in a foreign prison, with no family contact, sleep deprivation, rationed food, death threats and relentless interrogation, can you understand the depth of emotion behind those words. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 1, 2021
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GARRATTS RECOUNT DARK ODYSSEY WITHOUT BITTERNESS

Kevin and Julia Garratt are surprising Canadians. The CBC and CTV have listened to their ordeals under Chinese arrest. The Globe and Mail published a feature length interview with the Garratts. What's so surprising is the interviewers' unexpected encounters with grace. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 6, 2019
Life Stories

TWO TEARS ON THE WINDOW

Reading Kevin and Julia Garratt’s experiences in Chinese captivity left me feeling nauseous. The story of their arrest, captivity, grueling interrogations, and intense suffering over 775 days is chronicled in such a way as to create a vicarious experience. This is one book you will need to read in 2019. Whatever your circumstance, the Garratt’s vulnerability, honesty, faith, and humor will resonate with your spirit. (more…)
Bob Jones
May 14, 2019
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THE ROLE OF PRAYER IN THE FREEDOM OF KEVIN AND JULIA GARRATT

Who better to ask than Kevin and Julia Garratt about the power of prayer. For 775 days people prayed for their release from Chinese imprisonment. Nothing changed. The world watched as Kevin faced isolation, failing health, death threats, and despair. Where was God? Kevin and Julia share their answer. "Prayer is and was our lifeline."  During those 775 long days we turned to God multiple times a day. He heard our cries and answered every time we called. At times it was a verse, a song, or an overwhelming sense of peace that truly surpassed all understanding. You Prayed, God Answered It wasn't the answer we were hoping for - prison doors to open and to walk free - but God…
Bob Jones
April 2, 2017