New Book Details Life of Missionary-Adventurer

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The late Joe Cannon among New Guinea tribesmen in the 1970s.

One of the toughest guys I ever knew was Joe Cannon. Tall, lanky, with a shotgun to hunt meat and a Bible to hunt souls, he trekked the wildest terrain on earth and sought out the wildest people.

And Papua New Guinea was just one place he toiled during his and wife Rosa Belle’s 65-year-career.

A new book by another adventuresome missionary, David Sitton, tells the Cannons’ story. Hard Fighting Soldier, Joe Cannon: 65 Years of Pioneer Gospel Exploits for the Glory of God, (Ambassador International) describes a Canadian street brawler who went on to become a fighter for God. More