Sojourners Magazine: July 1987
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Women in the Church Tell Their Stories.
Ben Linder is dead. The 27-year-old engineer from Portland, Oregon, built dams in rural Nicaragua and liked to dress up like a clown for the kids.
I will never forget the conversation a dozen years ago in the plush office of my Methodist conference's district superintendent.
As congressional hearings began in Washington to determine the "facts" in the Iran-contra scandal, the family of Ben Linder attended his funeral in Nicaragua.