Last month we shared the story of Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil, a priest kidnapped by ISIS who was supposed to be crucified on Good Friday. Thanks to your prayers, he was in nothing short of a miracle not only freed from ISIS, but was able to return unharmed to his native India.
Here is another similar situation.
Three Christians were giving out Bibles in an undisclosed area in the Middle East when they were attacked by a gang of Muslims. The beat them with iron pipes and when they were finally released from the hospital, they were ushered into an strange taxi and nobody knows where they are now. The verdict is they have been kidnapped:
Three Christian missionaries have gone missing in the Middle East following their release from a hospital earlier this week.
Bibles for Mideast, a group of missionaries that delivers Bibles to underground house churches in 17 countries in the Middle East, announced on Tuesday that it is believed three of its young missionaries were abducted by “Islamic terrorists.”
The ministry’s website explains that Samuel, 29, James, 30, and Stephan, 32, who are all Christian converts from Islam, were hospitalized on Sunday after being ambushed by Muslim extremists as they were preaching to a man they met on their way home from prayer service.
As evangelism and apostasy are both punishable by death in some regions of the Middle East, the ministry reports that the militants shouted “Allahu Akbar” and yelled “kill them” as they beat the preachers with iron pipes and desecrated their Bibles.
Fortunately, passersby on a bus stopped and chased off the radicals and transported the men to a nearby hospital. James, the evangelist, was reported as being in critical condition.
While in the hospital, the three missionaries said they sensed they were being watched “with a cruel intention” and asked the doctors to discharge them.
“But our pastors did not reach home,” Ciniraj told WND. “We tried to get them by mobiles several times, but [there was no response].”
“We suspect they are kidnapped or abducted by [the] car driver himself with his friends who traveled as fellow passengers,” Ciniraj added. “We suspect they are terrorists. God knows.”
Pray for these people. They need it. And never give up hope, as miracles can and do happen. But we have to do our part.