Please pray for the family of the Pastor from South Korean who was murdered.
His wife has been informed of His death and she needs as much prayer as possible. I do not know if they have children but you could put in a prayer for relatives, members of the church, and friends.
Thank-you! May God Bless you through-out the day!
Your sister in Christ,
Donna C. Matthews
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Jan, 5:10
The name of the Pastor who was shot in Afghanistan by the Taliban was Bae Hyung-Kyu .His wife and congregation held a candle light service in memory of her husband and in prayer for the other Hostages.
The 22 hostages so far are alive and negotiations are still continuing.
Please continue praying that the 22 hostages held will be rescued.
I want to apologize for any inconsistencies in my reports, as sometimes the news is somewhat inconsistent; however, I will do my best to give consistent reports.
Reports from the Associated Press Writer:
President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are holing a two day talk in regards to the South Korean Christian Hostages, at Camp David.
Afghan doctors dropped off $2,000 worth of antibiotics, vitamins, and first aide kits in rural Ghazin province Sunday intended for the South Korean Christian Hostages.
Dr. Mohammad Hashim Wahwaj said the Taliban captors told him that they had picked up the medicine.
Now it is reported that South Korean diplomats remain in contact over the phone but have not agreed on a location where they can meet for negotiations.
The South Koreans are meeting with the Taliban to negotiate but have little power to meet their demands. The Afghanistan government may have to forcefully try to free the hostages as their options are narrowing.
The South Korean hostages have been separated into several groups.
The two South Korean hostages that were released have made it back to South Korea and are undergoing medical examinations.
In Afghanistan there are now 22 Korean Christians kidnapped by the Taliban; which is an extremists group, and they are being held hostage in a remote areas. Please pray for their release. We do not know how much time they have!This may actually be more accurate to say 20 hostages being held, since two have been released.
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Jan, 5:36
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Jan, 5:37
Taliban Militants have released eight more South Koreans to the International Red Cross and promise to free all of the hostages over the next few days!
The South Korean hostages all women were taken to two different places and turned over to the International Red Cross!
12 South Korean Hostages have been freed! 10:18 AM
There have now been 12 South Korean Hostages freed,
and we hope that soon all will be freed!
The first group of women were released in the village of
Qala-e-Kazi. Several hours later, four women and one man were released in the desert, close to Shah Baz. At dusk four more hostages were freed on a main road about 30 miles from Ghazni.
We are in hopes that soon the seven South Korean Hostages still captive will be set free.
Two men and two women were released first. Hours later two women and one man walked out of the desert, accompanied by three armed men, and also were turned over to waiting ICRC officials a few miles from the earlier site.
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The Korean Christian Hostages are finally safe at home! All of them safe but they still need our prayer, for now they are blamed for causing problems and made to feel badly for doing God's will!
Praise the Lord! They are home though!