Press Release – Missionary Writes a Novel

“Missionary Overcomes Adversity, Rises above Ailments, and Writes a Novel”

A former missionary to remote bush Alaska, forced to return to the lower 48 states because of ailments once thought to be ALS, has risen above his ailments and currently ministers in Alabama, is the current chairman of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Fellowship, and has written a trilogy of novellas, the first in the series being available free on Amazon Kindle the weekend of February 2, 2013.


January 29, 2013, Anniston, Alabama; Twenty years after his honorable discharge from a decade and a half of U.S. Navy service, and most of those years as a deep sea diver, Jon J. Cardwell makes a splash of a different kind; this time, instead of diving operations in the pristine waters of Hawaii or Palau’s exotic clime, it’s an adventure in teen fiction. Cardwell has independently published his Science Fiction/Christian Fantasy trilogy and the books are available in Kindle or paperback at (1) You Kill’d My Pahder, Frefare to Die; (2) There’s Rest in Beulah; and (3) Hab Pun Storming the Castle. All three books are available in paperback and Kindle format. Cardwell encourages the free download of the first book of the series, You Kill’d My Pahder, Frefare to Die, which will be available for 3 days at from midnight PST, Saturday, February 2, 2013 until Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm.

You Kill'd My PahderDid the author draw from his diversified experiences as a Navy diver, martial artist, missionary, and Baptist pastor to write the series (subtitled, The Continuing Saga and Delicious Misadventures of Wilmer P. Cohen: Pilgrim, Patriot, Just Plain Joe)? In answer to that, Jon Cardwell nods with an enigmatic smile.

Cardwell explains, “By God’s grace, my life has been a rather providential Forrest Gump and Little Big Man meets Men of Honor.”

Although he still suffers from symptoms that mimic Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), a diagnosis has eluded VA doctors. The Cardwells have also looked into the possibility of Lyme’s disease because Jon has been bit by ticks throughout his Alaskan travels; nevertheless, the controversy surrounding that disease leaves little hope for diagnosis or treatment. The Cardwell family continues to trust in Christ by faith and prayer; and further, Jon has taken more proactive measures through diet, moderate exercise and natural home remedies: “I want to live long enough to see my grandchildren grow to be teens who read these books,” he confides.

Two more of Cardwell’s titles will also be available for free Kindle download at that same weekend: (1) Custom Classic Cars, a teen non-fiction; and (2) Christ and Him Crucified, a Christian non-fiction. These two books will be available for free download for 3 days and 2 days respectively, beginning February 2, 2013 at midnight PST.

More information about each book in the “Wilmer P. Cohen Trilogy” is available on their respective websites:,, and

Jon J. Cardwell
CEO, Vayahiy Press
Phone: (256) 275-8996

Books; Publishing; Religion; Christianity; Young Adult Fiction; Young Adult Non-fiction

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Freedom Isn’t Free

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In the rural Illinois town of Marseilles, home to Illinois Valley Cellular, there is a memorial to those who have sacrificed all for freedom.

“Freedom isn’t free.” – photo of a grieving mother and children holding sign at Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial

IV Cellular is proud to have a role in the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial. A testament to private citizens and small business working together to do what is right… Honor those who have given all for freedom.

SCPO Montoya

Fictional Character SCPO Montoya from the Book, You Kill'd My Pahder, Frefare to Die

Our CGI of the fictional character EMCS (SW/DV) Emilio Aguinaldo Montoya, from the book, You Kill’d My Pahder, Frefare to Die.


The colors used in this book are pictitious. Except for references to actual colors on or used by celebrities or historical figures, the colors in this book are pigments of the author’s imagination.

FREE Copy of Kindle Version

As I have been writing to supplement my income in order to feed and shelter my family while still ministering the gospel, I’ve decided to expand my writing to include juvenile fiction– suspense-drama/science fiction/adventure to be exact. My first attempt will be the beginning of a series of books, The Continuing Saga & Delicious Misadventures of Wilmer P. Cohen.

The first book in this series comes to you just in time for Christmas, and is available now on Kindle and the print edition in paperback should be available for purchase on Monday, December 10, 2012.

We are making the Kindle edition available for FREE tonight at midnight, Pacific Standard Time, until 11:59 pm, PST, on December 9, 2012, Sunday evening.

If you get a free copy, a review at would be helpful, but if you don’t want to write a review or don’t think that you can, you can still help out by phoning your local bookstore this week and asking them for a copy of the book by name. Even though they may not have it on the shelf yet, if they get enough calls for it, they might want to stock it. Just say, “Will you be getting a copy of You Kill’d My Pahder, Frefare to Die by Jon J. Cardwell?”

Hope you enjoy your copy. Although it was written for teens, I’ve already been told by some adults that they loved it.

You Kill'd My Pahder

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or you can go directly to the Kindle Download here (after midnight California time).