Welcome Reader Friends! Today, David Telbat shares a fictional report on Vietnam by COIL Agent Bruno. It is based on themes and characters in his Christian suspense COIL Series.
Vietnam Operation Report
Debrief filed by: COIL Agent Jason Bruno
Subject: Agent Brauch Schlenko
Operation: Mercy Exchange Echo
Even as I file this report, I tremble at the fresh memory of the stunt we just pulled. Choi Taejin, a South Korean missionary to Vietnam, was arrested nine years ago for distributing gospel tracts in the City of Hue, Vietnam. COIL had been monitoring his status and had even smuggled Bibles to him for other prisoners at his request.
He suffered a stroke three months ago, leaving his left side paralyzed. This was the break the COIL office had been waiting for—last month he was transferred to the military hospital in Hanoi. Through discreet communication with a hospital contact, Choi admitted he was ready to go home, which was the signal for us to extract him.
Since Brauch Schlenko (aka Sharpy) speaks Vietnamese, we inserted him into the country outside Hanoi, with me as support. Using his skills as a covert operative, he infiltrated the hospital from the roof and lowered Choi from his third floor window to the alley below. Choi was unable to walk, so Sharpy carried him beyond the hospital perimeter where I was waiting with a vehicle.
We returned Choi to his family in S. Korea where his condition continues to deteriorate. Our Vietnamese contact claims that authorities at the military hospital believe Choi had been faking his symptoms and escaped on his own.
There is much work still to be done in Vietnam. Most missionary efforts continue to operate underground and in cover of the jungle.
End Vietnam Operation Report