The battle over a proposed sale of American evangelism’s ‘Missions Pentagon’ raises questions of missionary strategy and nonprofit accountability. What responsibility do ministries have to their founder’s vision—and to those who sacrificed to fund it?
Lee De Paauw will do anything for love. And that includes jumping into a crocodile-infested river in Queensland, Australia. On March 19, De Paauw did just that to impress a fellow hiker named Sophie. Led on by “10 cups of goon”—Aussie slang for box wine—and 18-year-old bravado, De Paauw leaped in and was immediately attacked by a crocodile that latched on to his arm and took him underwater. “I managed to get a good punch in on its eye, and then it let go,” De Paauw told Australia’s Today Show. Doctors say De Paauw should heal fine, and the girl promised to go with him to the movies following the stunt. “It was all worth it,” he said.