This is such a strange story. A Catholic priest, trying “to raise money for a spiritual rest-stop for truckers in Paranagua” (Brazil), strapped himself to a chair tied to hundreds of balloons and lifted off in an attempt to break the record for the most hours flying by balloons. It begs the question, how far are you willing to go for Jesus? Are you willing to be carried away for Him?

The sad part is that the priest was reported missing about 8 hours later and they have yet to be able to find him. Authorities say that the priest is an experienced skydiver and had a parachute pack strapped to him as well. Hopefully they will find him soon. Like I said, strange story.

3 Replies to “Carried Away for Jesus

  1. Is shoulder shaking laughter an inappropriate response to this story? Sorry. As you said, this is a strange one.

  2. I know…I started laughing as soon as I began to read this article and then felt bad when I reached the part about him being missing. So…funny and yet sad. I think strange is the best word for this whole deal.

  3. Okay … thanks a lot, Jeff. Now I feel guilty and really pray that he will be found safe and sound. Yep, strange it is.

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