Rescuing Randy is the disturbing and yet inspirational story of a family’s struggle to reclaim this young man out of the clutches of a powerful, seductive, cult leader who convinced Randy that to leave the group would mean certain destruction. As his family began to plan an intervention, they realized just how much was at stake. If they failed, they could lose everything, including their son. But to do nothing was out of the question . . . they had no choice but to attempt to rescue Randy.
After graduating from high school, Randy joined the Navy, leaving behind the rural dairy farm on which he’d grown up and a family deeply devoted to God and one another. At first, Randy’s letters and phone calls to his parents and brothers were cheerful, warm, and open, typical of who Randy was. But when he, along with several other sailors, joined a group called Christian Fellowship Church International, his family saw a drastic personality change occur. Letters and phone calls became less frequent and were filled with odd and disconcerting comments about his new ’’family’’ of brothers and a leader named L.R. Davis. Randy soon became a complete stranger to his family.
What had happened to change him? And what could his family do to help him? As they witnessed a progressive entrapment and manipulation by the group over their son, Randy’s parents sought outside help and soon learned their son had become part of a known religious cult.
Paperback, 202 pages.