Friday, March 23, 2007

Congo Captives

This BBC photo, taken sevearl hours ago shows the refinery fire in Kinshasa that is part of the violence between President Kabilla and Senator Bemba. The challenge is that Rev. Curt Peterson, Executive Minister for Mission and Dr. Roger Thorpe, retired Covenant Missionary and Physician, were on the way to the airport when the violence erupted. They fled for safety, being robbed by Bemba's militia, but not hurt. They eventually found a safe house and notified the US embassy. In talking with Marti Peterson today, she told me that Curt and Roger feel both "safe and prayed for." Plans are in the works for evacuation by Tuesday at the latest.


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