Jump directly to the content

Wife of Murdered Worker Shares Story

Libby Little spoke to the Cape Town audience about personal notes from her husband's last phone calls.

Libby Little gave a stunning testimony of grace under suffering at this morning's Cape Town 2010 session. Speaking immediately after John Piper exposited Ephesians 3 and spoke of the role of suffering in displaying God's glory, Little spoke quietly of her husband's recent death in Afghanistan.

The violent murder of ten International Assistance Mission workers was prominently publicized in news accounts in early August. Little read from her notes of the daily one-minute satellite phone calls she received from her husband Tom during his medical visit to a remote Afghani valley.

She also shared from what appears to be the bloodstained notes, recovered from her husband's body, of his last talk while on the Afghan mission. The Littles have lived in Afghanistan for more than 30 years. Little shared her family's decision to stay through multiple armed conflicts in Christianity Today's Global Conversation.

We will post the transcript of her talk if it becomes available.

Editor's update: Libby Little's earlier piece about the Christian call to suffering in mission is on the Global Conversation Project's website.

Related Topics:Missions
Posted:October 20, 2010 at 5:20AM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Will Make Christian History in Cuba Tomorrow
Common concern for Christian persecution in the Middle East prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054.
Wheaton College, Larycia Hawkins to ‘Part Ways’
Provost says he asked tenured professor for forgiveness, withdrew termination process.
What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's Top Ideas
(UPDATED) Charting how Lenten abstinence has changed over time, as 2016 data comes in.
Super Bowl Theology: How Americans See God's Role in the Big Game
Surveys suggest Christians believe much more prosperity gospel than Calvinism is at play.
Christianity Today
Wife of Murdered Worker Shares Story