Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sad News

Andi Eicher posted the sad news of the killing of a team of medical professionals in Afghanistan. They were in a remote area of the country providing ophthalmic services when they were killed by the Taliban for allegedly converting Afghans to Christianity. Two of the men killed, Tom Little and Brian Carderelli, were associated with Interserve, the mission organisation my parents have been associated with since the early 80s which has been important parts of our lives. Andi writes, 'Seeing the courage and sacrifice of Tom and Dan and their colleagues challenges the very essence of who we are and what we do day-in-and-day out. Challenges the shallow and fickle lives we live - our silly entertainments and delusional navel-gazing. If we dare to think about it - their lives point us to the deeper and more lasting.' There is not much more to be said. Our hearts go out to the families of those slain....

1 comment:

  1. That is really a sad story. Let us pray for the grieving families.