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Ten years ago, November 15, 2001, marks the day that eight Christian expatriates (pictured) working with Shelter Now International were rescued from Afghanistan after escaping a Taliban prison in Kabul.
In an email received yesterday, one of the team members praised the Lord, saying:
“We remember this great miracle today and praise the Lord for what he has done 10 years ago.
“This is one of the verses that the we received and were holding on to in prison and exactly ten years ago it was fulfilled:
Psalms 55:18 ‘He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.’
“Today is a day of joyful and thankful remembrance of what He has done 10 years ago.”
While we rejoice over what the Lord has done, please remember Christians living in Afghanistan – both foreign and national – in your prayers as they continue to face persecution for their faith.
In August, 2010, a group of ten Christian medical workers with International Assistance Mission (IAM), led by Doctor Tom Little, were brutally killed by militant gunmen claiming to be the Taliban who accused them of proselytizing.
And, earlier this year, a video was released of four Islamist militants beheading of an Afghan man for reportedly converting to Christianity.
Let us pray together for the church in Afghanistan.