American pediatrician Jerry Umanos was one of three doctors killed in Afghanistan in April when the guard hired to protect them opened fire on them at a Christian hospital in Kabul. Umanos loved the Afghan people and had been working in the country for the last seven years through Cure International. His wife, Jan Schuitema, said it was his calling. “He always had a desire to be the hands and feet of Christ,” she said.
The Cure International Hospital, where Umanos was slain, was founded in 2005 by invitation of the Afghan Health Ministry. Two years ago, Umanos spoke about the lives the hospital has helped save. “Most of these kids here would be dead,” he said in 2012. “There are very few other facilities that can take care of kids that are this small and do well.”His wife said her husband would want people to open their hearts to the Afghan people, just as he did.
She then extended forgiveness to the gunman. “Our family has suffered… we don’t hold any ill will toward Afghanistan in general or even the gunman who did this.” The gunman, who shot himself after firing on the doctors, was taken into custody after being treated by the very hospital he attacked.
Source: CBN News
BIBLE STUDY: Colossians 3:12-14
PRAISE: God that He turns evil to good. Pray that many Afghans may know the forgiveness of Christ.