I am so thrilled and relieved to share the most amazing news with you.
Last weekend I shared the horrific news that one of Dr A's fellow doctors and friends had been kidnapped in Syria and was being ransomed. Dr A has just told me the fantastic news that he has been released!
We are so grateful to all of you who have been praying and fasting with us for his release. Dr A said it was a miracle that he was released. Too often doctors are kidnapped in Syria, their families pay the ransom that has been demanded and they never see their loved ones again.
I can't share all the details but I am so relieved to tell you that he was released, unharmed and is with his wife and children again.
When I heard the news, I kept thinking of Isaiah 61
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
We believe in the power of prayer and God's grace and mercy and are so thankful for the release of this good man.