Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Taken Hostage!

5x8x5 plywood box. 2x 3 foot opening in one side. 6 air holes drilled in the top. 18 people squeezed in. You must remain quiet - you are being hunted. The air is stale and it is mostly dark.
I am separated from Eric. The kids are not involved.

Every 10-15 minutes a note is dropped through one of the air holes. A decision needs to be made. Are you willing to take in 5 more people? One of them may be a spy for the government - they could give you away.

Another note - select 5 people who are to be released. How to select? Do you believe the note?

The moms of the group are selected, after all they have children. The "bad guy" enters. He demands that 1 mom sit in a chair blocking the opening. A pillow case is put over her head. A male is selected to lay face down under the chair. The "bad guy" pulls out a gun and begins waving it around. He finally lowers it and points it ............. at me! He demands I crawl out - under the chair, over the man lying down. I am stuck -the "bad guy" is getting antsy, his volumne goes up 2 notches. The 15 remaining people in the plywood box begin pushing. I am out.

"FACE THE WALL - HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK". I comply.

"CRAWL OVER HERE AND LAY FACE DOWN". I comply.

A gunshot. So much for escape. Am I dead?

2 more people lie down on the floor. Many shots ring out.

A foot in my back - "GET UP NOW!" I comply. (Apparently I'm not dead.)

"SIT IN THIS CHAIR". I sit. "HANDS BEHIND YOUR HEAD".

A gun is pointed at my head, another at my jugular. The "bad guy" demands that the missionaries start coming out of the box. If any of them try anything - I am the recipient of a bullet.


The simulation ends - my heart rate slowly returns to normal. I realize that I was ready to meet my Lord and Saviour. No thoughts of leaving this world behind - just shoot me and get it over with. I know where I am going.

This was how I spent my morning at training today. Today's topic - "Who you really are under stress."

Where was Eric? In another box with 20 other people.

2 comments:

  1. Michael CaneOctober 28, 2010

    WOW... what a story! Makes you thankful for freedom of religion in the USA.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your day in such detail. It's really caused me to think.

    Crissa

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