Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Perhaps you heard a story over the weekend about an American woman who was kidnapped in Afghanistan. It was reported by several international news sources. This woman, Cyd Mizell, is someone I worked with about 5 years ago when I was in Turkey. She is a precious person and went to Afghanistan because she was so compelled to help women in such a desolate place. Please pray for her release. No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of her and her driver in a Kandahar neighborhood. The more time that goes by, the more desperate the situation is. Here are the links to two stories (and a photo of Cyd) posted on The second story is particularly interesting because it reports that over 500 burqa-clad women marched in support of Cyd yesterday in Kandahar. Such a display of protest from women in Afghanistan is rare, and would not have been possible even 5 years ago. Their march makes quite a statement that the work Cyd was doing and her reputation there was phenomenal. Please read the articles and pray for her safe release...
American Woman Kidnapped in Afghanistan (
Hundreds of Burqa-Clad Woman March in Protest of Kidnapping (

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