Re: prayers--Pastor kidnapped.
I just read an article in Military.com about the Special Forces being sent in to get these folks out. The issue had been that we'd been paying the ransoms, then the insurgents began kidknapping everyone (indiscriminately). So, I guess we're being a little more proactive in forcefully getting our hostages back.
Preach, you didn't say if it was that region or not, so I'm just assuming for now. I figured you might be interested in what little I knew. In any event, your friend and his family have my prayers. Please let us know how this turns out. Good luck.
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