Praise and Prayer

Praise: From missionary Bernie Koerselman in New Zealand comes word of a mercy flight that interrupted the war in Afghanistan. A New Zealand paper carried the remarkable story of Ethan Knezovich, an eight-year-old boy from Hastings, New Zealand, who (with his parents) was in Kazakhstan (neighbor of Afghanistan). Ethan suffered serious head and jaw injuries when knocked down by a car on October 6, a few hours before bombing started on October 7. The next day, the U.S. stopped the air raids for one hour so an air ambulance could use Afghanistan air space to evacuate him, eventually to Helsinki, for urgent medical treatment. Surgeons in Helsinki said the fracture to his jaw was one of the worst they had seen, but they said Ethan can expect a 100 per cent recovery.