Hattie L. Carlis (Indiana, USA)
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All of them were trying to make us afraid, saying, “They will be discouraged, and the work won’t get finished.” But now, God, strengthen me! - Nehemiah 6:9 (CEB)
In December 2003 I was a missions worker in Liberia during the United Nations disarmament process following a 14-year civil war. Upset and fearful, the child soldiers were refusing to turn in their arms.
At the seminary where I worked, gunshots from AK-47s could be heard right outside our office...
Even in the gravest situations, God will give me courage.
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