Season 2: Episode 4 | Kevin Garratt: God’s Word as a Source of Hope in Captivity

Rupen Das

Kevin Garratt | Guest

Global Worker, Missions
Contributor, Two Tears on the Window (book)
Director, Nation to Nation

Rupen Das

Lorna Dueck | Interviewer

Lead Consultant
Lorna Dueck Creative

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Today’s guest is Kevin Garratt. He and his wife Julia are a Canadian Christian couple who were detained in China in 2014 and falsely accused of espionage. In this episode, seasoned journalist Lorna Dueck interviews Kevin about his time in a Chinese prison, and how God met him there through Scripture and some amazing miracles. Learn how Kevin untangled Scripture and was met with God’s love in a dark and desperate situation.

Kevin Garratt

Kevin Garratt is a graduate of the University of Toronto. Kevin and his wife, Julia moved to China, where they worked passionately for 30 years, assisting with education, humanitarian work, and Christian social enterprises. From 2008 to 2014 they ran a popular coffee house on the China/North Korea border and facilitated aid to North Korea.

They were abducted and held for 2 years in a prison in China on false espionage charges. But as they quote out of Genesis 50:20, God meant it for good…

They have written a book about those two years: Two Tears on the Window

Learn more about Kevin and Julia Garratt:

Lorna Dueck

Lorna was a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and is a frequent media commentator. She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.

Lorna earned a Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity, Tyndale and Briercrest Universities. Lorna has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian society.

Lorna and her husband Vern live in the Toronto suburbs, have been married over three decades, and delight in the adventures of their grown son and daughter.

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