Things have been quiet over here on the blog this summer but that is not because we have lost focus or desire. Behind the scenes, things continue to move along and in the upcoming weeks I will be sharing it all with you here.
However, the purpose of today’s post is to pay tribute to the 10 aid workers who were brutally executed in Afghanistan on Friday. It appears that they were ambushed on the road – lined up, robbed, and then shot. One of the harsh realities of working in developing countries is the dangers that are presented daily. I have great admiration for those who make the choice in spite of the danger to provide assistance.
One of the stories that has moved me over the last couple of days is that of Dr. Karen Woo, by all accounts she was courageous, brave, and committed. She worked hard to raise funds, awareness, and deliver care to those she felt had been forgotten in Afghanistan. She had been blogging about her experiences and was planning to be married in two weeks.
And while Dr. Woo’s story moves me, my heart and prayers go out to all of the families during this time.