Thursday, October 04, 2007

Total Abandon

I've just finished reading Gary Witherall's book, Total Abandon which tells of his wife, Bonnie's martyrdom. Gary and Bonnie were serving as missionaries in Sidon, Lebanon where Bonnie worked as a nurse in a prenatal clinic. She was shot dead early one morning by an extremist.

We were privileged to have Gary with us at church last Sunday evening where he gave testimony and took part in a Q&A session for the students afterwards. The evening was all so challenging and even more so when our sermon series in Luke 'happened' to be on chapter 12, which includes the verse "do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more" (v4). You can listen to that challenging sermon here.

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