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.