As Jon’s ministry in Guatemala continued to grow, word began to spread about the amazing things God was doing. One person who drew particular interest was Brigadier General James “Robbie” Risner who had been a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force and a senior leader among U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.
In Vietnam, Risner was a double recipient of the Air Force Cross, the second highest military decoration for valor that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force. The first was awarded to him for valor in aerial combat and the second for gallantry as a prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese for more than seven years. He was the first living recipient of the medal.
Risner had become an ace in the Korean War where he commanded a squadron of F-105 Thunderchiefs in the first missions of Operation Rolling Thunder in 1965. He flew a combined 163 combat missions, was shot down twice, and was credited with destroying eight MiG-15s. He retired as a brigadier general in 1976.
Listen in as Jon tells about how Robbie Risner got involved with the ministry that was happening in Guatemala and beyond and how God used all of it to help Robbie discover that he needed God’s “New Wine” in new wineskins to revive him in his heart and passion for Christ.
Listen to the episode “New Wine in New Wine Skins” to hear the full story.
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