I know nothing of these men, besides what is in the article, but I hope to meet them someday. They reminded me of words I preached months ago “If you don’t live for Christ, you should not expect to die for Christ.” But what a privilege to die for the cause of Christ, carrying for others and sharing the good news.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Ten members of the Christian medical team — six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton — were gunned down in a gruesome slaughter that the Taliban said they carried out, alleging the volunteers were spying and trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. The gunmen spared an Afghan driver, who recited verses from the Islamic holy book Quran as he begged for his life.
Team members — doctors, nurses and logistics personnel — were attacked as they were returning to Kabul after their two-week mission in the remote Parun valley of Nuristan province about 160 miles (260 kilometers) north of Kabul. They had decided to veer northward into Badakhshan province because they thought that would be the safest route back to Kabul, said Dirk Frans, director of the InternationalAssistance Mission, which organized the team.