Chad rebels release US missionary
Chadian rebels held Steven Godboldf for nine months before they released him. Please pray for Christians in Chad .
07/25/2008 Chad (BBC News)-Rebels in northern Chad have freed an American missionary after holding him hostage for more than nine months, his evangelical organisation has said.
The Evangelical Alliance Mission (Team), based in Illinois , said Steven Godbold, 49, had been released near Bardai and would soon return to the US .
He had been helping an organisation transport equipment to drill wells.
In January, the MDJT said its inquiries showed the missionary had not been working for the Chad 's government, but it did not let him go.