An American Missionary in Africa Faces Possible Murder Charges and Hanging Because of a Traffic Accident-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Mike Hutchinson, an American missionary in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, is caught in his car by an angry Moslem mob. A 16 year old boy is struck by the missionary’s car and the missionary is now on trial for his life and with the threat of immediate execution by hanging. Some versions say the missionary is from a church in Long Beach, Mississippi.
According to Mike Hutchinson’s father-in-law, Jimmie Wood, there was an accident and a 16 year old boy did lose his life.
It was in the West African country of Senegal, however, and there was no angry Moslem crowd and no danger of Mike Hutchinson being executed.
Last updated 8/21/00
MIKE HUTCHINSON AND HIS FAMILY, IMB (International Mission Board-formerly Foreign Mission Board) MISSIONARIES IN GUINEA-BISSAU, WEST AFRICA, NEED OUR PRAYERS. HIS CAR WAS SURROUNDED BY MUSLIMS AS HE AND HIS FAMILY DROVE HOME. AFTER PATIENTLY WAITING AND ASKING THEM TO MOVE, THEY FINALLY PULLED AWAY FROM HIS CAR. AS MIKE STARTED TO DRIVE AWAY, A 16-YEAR OLD MUSLIM JUMPED (OR WAS PUSHED) IN FRONT OF MIKE’S CAR AND WAS KILLED.
THE MUSLIMS ARRESTED MIKE (TOOK HIS PASSPORT) AND ARE PLACING HIM ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. IF CONVICTED, HE WILL BE HANGED IMMEDIATELY. HIS WIFE, LYNN, AND HIS CHILDREN (12,10,9) ARE STAYING WITH ANOTHER MISSIONARY FAMILY.
PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD’S INTERVENTION. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR CHURCH PRAYER CHAIN, EMAIL LIST, AND ANYONE ELSE YOU KNOW WHO WILL PRAY FOR THIS MISSIONARY.
PLEASE stop and pray NOW for this family….even before you send this to your list of friends and family to be praying for them!