10 Christian Missionaries Martyred in Afghanistan

Mirage

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This happened on August 6th. You may have seen this on the news, but 6 American citizens and 4 other Christian missionaries from Afghanistan, Germany and Briton were murdered a few days ago in Afghanistan. They had spent the past few weeks helping poor Afghani villages who didn't have proper medical care. During their travels back they were ambushed by Taliban gunmen, who lined them up and shot them. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who were martyred.

FOXNews.com - 6 Americans Among 10 Aid Workers Murdered by Taliban

The Taliban accused the missionary aid workers of spying and trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. This hits home for me particularly because I was just over in that part of the world doing similar work back in June. I also have good friends who have chosen to dedicate their lives to missions work in very difficult places.