September 8, 2004 (Gospel for Asia) -- We just received exciting news that GFA native missionary Besh has been freed from the Maoist group that abducted him in mid-August. Another missionary had been sent to search for him, but in the meantime Besh was safely returned, physically unharmed. This is nothing short of a miracle when we consider that Maoists in this district typically kill those they abduct.
We appreciate your prayers for this brother in Christ throughout his ordeal. Give thanks to the Father for his protection and release. Pray for His comfort and healing to be upon Besh as he recovers from the experience and continues evangelizing the unreached. Continue to pray with us for the Lord to intervene and bring peace to the nation of Nepal, where insurgent Maoists fight for a communist state and control 60 percent of the country. More than 9,000 lives have been lost since the conflict began in 1996.