Chuck Colson

Eventually Fuchida logged more than ten thousand combat hours. But his closest brush with death was on the ground in Japan. He was in Hiroshimathe day before the atom bomb was dropped. His life was spared because orders had come to go to Tokyo.

When the war ended, Captain Fuchida returned to his family farm near Osaka. Later, stepping off a train in Tokyo, he was given a copy of Jacob DeShazer?s booklet. Intrigued, he began reading the Bible. And despite his Shinto heritage, he accepted Christ as his Savior.

How marvelous are God?s ways? An American airman is taken prisoner, is converted, and his testimony leads his captors? ace pilot to Christ. Over a thirty-year span, Captain Fuchida and Sergeant DeShazer traveled together throughout Japan. Together and separately, they saw tens of thousands of Japanese converted.

Learning to love our enemies is so important, something every Christian must strive for. But when we?re fighting deadly enemies, as our nation is today at war, doing so is a miracle?a miracle of restoration and healing that can come only through faith in Christ.

For further reading and information:

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Jacob DeShazer, ? I Was a Prisoner of Japan ,? 1950. Request a free color brochure .

?I Am the Praying Mother of Jacob DeShazer ,? Missionary Tidings, April 1957.

Geraldine Hawkins, ? Former Doolittle Raider, POW shares experiences .?

Tom Neven, ? Glory from the Ashes ,? Focus on the Family, 2001.

Learn more about Jacob DeShazer .

Mitsuo Fuchida, ? From Pearl Harbor to Calvary ,? Christian History (first published as ?From Pearl Harbor to Golgotha,? 1953).

Tech. Sgt. Mark Kinkade, ? Tokyo Raiders ,? Airman, August 2001.

David Seamands, ? The Kamikaze of God ,? Christianity Today, 3 December 2001 .

Gordon William Prange, God?s Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor (Brassey?s, 2003).

Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson was the Chief Counsel for Richard Nixon and served time in prison for Watergate-related charges. In 1976, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries, which, in collaboration with churches of all confessions and denominations, has become the world's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, crime victims, and their families.
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