Jonathan Konnerup’s Newly Released “From Alcatraz to Africa” Is an Evocative Tale of a Family’s Call to Spiritual Mission to Africa

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“From Alcatraz To Africa” from Christian Faith Publishing author Jonathan Konnerup tells the amazing missionary journey to Africa during the 1960s and 1970s.

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“From Alcatraz To Africa”: a gripping account of the Konnernup family’s pioneering mission to evangelize the word of God in East Africa. “From Alcatraz To Africa” is the creation of published author, Jonathan Konnerup, the son of Richard and Jeannine Konnerup, two pioneer missionaries in Ethiopia; a former missionary to Kenya until July 1998, and now the Mission Director of the BBFI.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, “From Alcatraz to Africa” is the amazing story of the Konnerup family who were pioneer missionaries in East Africa. It is the story of how two young people from different settings came to Jesus, met each other, and together answered the call of God to be missionaries in Ethiopia. By many fascinating stories, readers will be taken through the difficulties of living in primitive areas with unique customs, see life as a missionary in the pioneer days of the 1960s and 1970s, observe all kinds of struggles to live, including separation from their children, view what ministry in rural Africa was like, and eventually learn how they persevered during a communist takeover.

At the same time, God worked through this family to reach many people with the Gospel. People who had never even heard the name of Jesus and who lived in fear of evil spirits found the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Many lives in northern Ethiopia were transformed from fear of the devil to freedom in Jesus Christ. The Konnerup’s encounters were harrowing, funny, incredible, and even miraculous as they experienced God’s protection and answers to prayer.

Konnerup shares, “So what does Alcatraz have to do with all of this? In a sense, part of this journey starts there. As you read their journey from Alcatraz to Africa, you will come away inspired as you see how God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. No doubt, you will gain an appreciation of the power of prayer and believe that it really does work.”

View a synopsis of “From Alcatraz To Africa” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “From Alcatraz To Africa” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “From Alcatraz To Africa”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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