the widow and her family
The missionary sensed the danger and quickly uttered a prayer for God's
help and protection. Remembering the warnings from the American Embassy,
telling them if they were involved in an auto accident to go straight to the nearest
police station, the missionary regained his composure. He hastily checked that
the injured men were out of the way, put the vehicle in gear, and sped off to the
nearby police headquarters.
After arriving at the station and explaining the situation, the missionary
was subjected to harsh verbal abuse by the officers who often like to feel their
authority. They stated such things as, “You are a murderer!” “You were probably
driving recklessly!” After completely berating and humbling the missionary and
the other Christians, the officers then went out to the scene of the accident to
make their report.
Before long, they returned stating one of the men on the bicycles had
indeed been killed and the other injured. The witnesses who claimed they saw
the accident were so drunk no clear report could be obtained.
Since it was Saturday night and the accident involved a fatality, the officers
chose to incarcerate the missionary and impound the vehicle until a proper
report could be taken.