A letter from Kosovo
Dear Family and Friends,
It is with a heart
so heavy that we write this. As we watch the news we grieve with America for
the lives lost, dreams cut short, words that will never be spoken, ears that
will no longer have the opportunity to hear the truth. We grieve with the families
and friends. As we are sure you do, we continue to pray that God will take what
the enemy meant for evil and turn it for His Glory. (Rom. 8:28).
In contrast to the TV shots of those dancing in the streets, we wanted to share
what we have experienced in this Muslim country of Kosova. Since the first reports
began to hit the TV here we have had many phone calls from our Kosovar friends
expressing their sympathy. We were told yesterday that there was going to be
a protest in Mother Teresa Park (center of
town) and we were invited to attend. Not knowing exactly what to expect (there
are some radical Muslim factions here), we left the younger children at home
and Jeff, Adam and I went. The scene made me weep.
As we began walking toward the park, it became apparent that this was no small
demonstration! There were thousands of people gathered. The schools had emptied
out by classrooms and were marching through the streets carrying about 20 American
Flags. Businesses had closed to participate in support of America. Some of the
radio stations had declared a day of silence (no music or talk shows) to mourn
the loss. In the entrance to the park a huge American Flag was hung and below
it hundreds of candles were lit as a memorial to those that had died. Many Muslim
friends and strangers stopped us, and with tears in their eyes expressed their
One of the village chiefs told us, when he heard that America was at war, that
they were ready to fight along side America! We have heard reports that it was
the same in every city, town and large village across Kosova!
As we continue to pray for the families and friends of the victims, let's remember,
also, to pray for the Muslim people all over the world. Many innocent Muslims
may now suffer persecution because of the actions of a few terrorists. It is
time to get our eyes on our Great and Faithful God and His promises and off
the "giants in the land"! People are hurting and wondering and hopeless!
Let's be people full of courage and give them the Hope and Truth that they are
seeking...at the grocery store, gas
station, restaurant, etc. We have the answers to their questions..."For
whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call
on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of
whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how
shall they preach unless they are sent? How beautiful are the feet of those
who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!"
Romans 10:13-15 YOU are the one!
We are Ever in His Peace! Linda and Jeff McMob