Thursday, July 10, 2008

Injured missionaries

Please pray for John Bergen and his wife Eloise, a missionary couple in Kenya who are in critical condition after being attacked by thieves armed with clubs and machetes. Why thieves would attack elderly missionaries, of all people - you'd think they'd know they don't have anything to steal! It just sounds like wanton brutality. I hope they recover and can come home to safety.

UPDATE: There was a more detailed story about the two missionaries attacked in Kenya. As I had feared (when a followup story reported that Eloise was "severely traumatized" in hospital), they were not only attacked, the husband left for dead, but the wife was gang-raped as well.

Their injuries are truly horrific, and the organization that sponsored them is appealing for funds to help pay their hospital bills. No link was provided in the story, but I'll try to find one. They seem like very nice, decent people, and that they could forgive these beasts is admirable.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said prayers for both and asked friends and family to do the same. This is such a tragedy. Thank you for sharing this information with all of us.

Mari

4:42 pm  
Anonymous robroy said...

Another article stated that the couple is "out of the woods." I was in Kenya a year and half ago. Scary.

4:39 am  
Blogger Kasia said...

Dr M - I e-mailed the organization and got information about donations. I'll be posting it tomorrow.

10:06 pm  

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