Saturday, May 31, 2014

Good News for the Day (Updated)

A couple bits of good news. First, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He has been held prisoner for nearly 5 years. He was able to walk, but no other word on his condition. Unfortunately, the release necessitated the trade of some Taliban held by the U.S., but the trade was worth it. It will be quite a challenge for Bergdahl to adjust from being a prisoner back to normal life, and our prayers are with him and his family.(Update 6/1/2014: Things may not be as they seem. It is not clear but that Bergdahl may have been a Taliban sympathizer).

Second, Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman facing the death penalty for marrying an American Christian, may be released. This is still preliminary, but we hope and pray for her safety as well.

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