Oh, my dear bloggy friends,
I am sad today.
Our minister's daughter was one of the relief aid workers
recently murdered in Afghanistan.
I am asking you to please pray for the Beckett family.
Here is the statement they released to the press:
"Cheryl loved and respected the Afghan people. She denied herself many freedoms in order to abide by Afghan law and custom. Her international co-workers and the Afghan Nationals with whom she served loved her. She was honored to be included in this most recent three-week medical journey to the remote populations of Northern Afghanistan.
The wickedness of terrorism is being conquered through daily acts of mercy. Peace in Afghanistan can be achieved by the establishment of just laws for all people and the continued sacrifice and selfless love of people working together. Those who committed this act of terror should feel the utter shame and disgust that humanity feels for them. We share this pain with those who continue the difficult and dangerous work to which Cheryl committed her life. We, as a family, will continue to love and pray for the Afghan people.We pray that Cheryl's life and work will inspire existing and future ministries of mercy to press on."