Surprised they survived
As I watched the DVD, I found it to be repetitive and very sad. The story was more like a newsreel. I expected to see times when they sat and ate, prayed and displayed hope. The fact that they were not killed is astonishing and can only be described as a miracle.
March 5, 2012
This was very interesting but a little boring. I was expecting a movie.
February 2, 2012
How would your Christian faith stand up to being arrested for a crime you didn't commit? Would you have enough faith to endure filthy prison conditions in the enemy's prison? What about days of interrogations trying to get you to admit to crimes you didn't commit? Would you loose it if you had to spend the night in a metal execution container? The 8 SNI workers who were kidnapped in August 2003 faced these trials and many others during their captivity.This story is an excellent example of how God works in the lives of everyone. The 8 SNI workers kept their faith throughout the entire 105 days of captivity. Miracles happening all the time. I had a hard time putting this book down, as I felt that I was there with them, in captivity! It kept me is suspense and wondering what was going to happen next, or where they would be taken, or which person they would encounter this time. One of my most favorite parts of the book is where they are talking about the other 16 SNI workers (who were local people that worked alongside the SNI workers) being in prison. It reads: And it just so happened that the 16 shared a cell with a professional locksmith; after the Taliban guards left the prison, this man picked the locks on the cell. Along with six thousand other inmates, the 16 SNI workers raced out of the prison and into the night. This book is an excellent read, especially if you like missionary stories. It does have a few grammar and spelling errors throughout the book, that even I picked up on.
October 1, 2009
Kabul24 was written to share the story of 24 Shelter Now workers who were kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held on charges of crimes they did not commit. This book was more a testimony of God and how He still works miracles in the lives of His people.As you may remember, in August 2001, we heard about the arrest of Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer and 22 co-workers, six of whom were Christians working for Shelter Now, Inc., a humanitarian effort led by Christians from Western Countries. These eight Christians were subjected to terrible living conditions, instilled with terror and yet still held on to their faith with unwavering tenacity and courage.I could not lay this book down because I couldn't wait to see how God would work in their lives next. The one story that stands out is about a young female reporter who was arrested and put in the prison with them. It is not obvious whether or not she was a Christian. She is verbally and physically confrontational and cares nothing about her captors or her fellow prisoners. They let her go and we have heard nothing from her again. However, the eight Christians, in the face of terror and horrible living conditions, touched the lives of everyone with whom they came in contact. They prayed for their captors and showed deference to their customs and culture. They loved them through it all. I know they will never be the same because of the eight people they watched every day for over 100 days.God used these eight people to demonstrate to the people of Afghanistan His love. They didn't need to say a word. It is hard to say this book was good because it should never have had to be written, but it was an excellent and well-written account of what happened to eight Christians by a government of hate and terror yet who, through their trust in God, survived to tell the story. Several have even returned to Afghanistan to finish the work they started through Shelter Now. Now, that's a work of God.
September 27, 2009