Radio Interview: Col. Jack Graham

Col. Jack Graham joined us on a recent Bott Radio Network Encounter broadcast. If you don't know Col. Graham, he was featured in a few different magazines, including By Faith. An excerpt: "Jack Graham knows it’s a miracle that he’s lived to see his 88 years. A former ruling elder (Good Shepherd Presbyterian, St. Louis), Graham recounts how his mother had to stuff straw in his mouth when he was a baby to keep him from crying as they hid in rice paddies to escape being captured by the Communists.

Graham’s parents and grandparents were missionaries with China Inland Mission, and for decades they labored to plant churches. Graham’s grandfather was influential in translating the Bible into the native Miao language.

When Graham was 6, his parents sent him to Chefoo School, an English school 2,000 miles away. After Pearl Harbor, the Japanese invaded China, captured Chefoo, and sent Graham, his sister, and the 150 other students and teachers to Weihsien Internment Camp, where they joined 1,500 other prisoners, including Olympic runner and missionary Eric Liddell (featured in “Chariots of Fire”). Graham remembers that Liddell worked in one of the prison kitchens and spent much of his time distracting the children with stories and games. He died at age 43 from a brain tumor, just five months before the camp was liberated." Continue reading:

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV 1320 on July 13, 2018.