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Father, thank You for answering the prayers of Your people. Thank You for bringing this family safely out of Afghanistan. We ask You to bring many more to safety. And we ask You to cover and shield those who remain in the country.
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My family was packing to leave town in a few hours — but the news caught my eye. Kabul had fallen. A dear friend and her husband live there, and in a split-second the realization of what a Taliban coup would mean for her dawned—she is a Taliban target trifecta—woman, Christian, interpreter.

“M” returned my frantic messages right away, and for the next 72 hours her messages chronicled the advance of the Taliban on the airport. She and her husband had been ahead of the curve and had already secured tickets out of Kabul. I was relieved that they were already inside the airport awaiting a flight.

But her next message dropped me to my knees: “They are fleeing. All the airport staff. They are leaving! There is no one to fly planes or take tickets! We are hiding on the second floor. What should we do? What does the news say is happening?” From that point every message was more chilling:

“Elizabeth we tried to go to the NATO side of airport like you said, but they have snipers!”

“Chaos everywhere. Mobs looting every store. It is so dangerous here.”

“We tried to leave but Taliban killed a boy downstairs.”

“There is shooting.”

“We are trapped here what do we do?”

As “M’s” messages rolled in I toggled between messaging her, getting people to pray, and figuring out who I knew who might be able to help — or knew someone. I sent frantic emails and made calls to the offices of both Senator Josh Hawley and Senator Tom Cotton. I called friends who called friends on the Hill. I called my military brother. I messaged the Director of the large organization they worked with.

This was going to be much more challenging than an American citizen evac—my friends are foreign nationals that are neither American not Afghan. But because of their work, they were in grave, grave danger. I was going for broke, compelled by love. Imagining someone I love trapped by the (literal) Taliban was breaking my heart and my mind.

Hundreds of people began to pray all over the world. Both Senators Cotton and Hawley’s staffers responded to me, and began to get to work up-channeling the names I gave them. I expected to encounter resistance, but instead I found that they were ready and willing.

In what other nation can a total nobody (me), be heard by two of the most powerful people on the planet (United States Senators) because a friend is trapped by an evil regime? And then these powerful people actually move on behalf of strangers to respond and rescue? Only in our America, land of the free and home of the BRAVE.

As word came in from Afghanistan that “M” and “V” decided it was safer to brave a Taliban checkpoint than stay in the airport, my heart trembled. A few torturous hours later came the relief: “We made it through the Taliban checkpoint. Now sheltering in place with American missionary girls we know.”

Around midnight on day two, a new text came into my phone—it was a personal text from a private number. One of Senator Cotton’s team was ready to contact ground forces in Kabul and get “M” and “V” on the evacuation approval list. Throughout the night, this staffer stayed awake with me as we shuttled detailed messages back and forth…passport numbers, countries, legal names, phone numbers, etc. They went the extra mile to get the details of the Americans they were sheltering with so that a secure transport could connect the group together, pick them up safely, transport them to the airport, and get them evacuated. It was an astonishing night as these champions worked tirelessly to rescue unknown people. The Senator’s team “called and called and called” all night to link all the names together and ensure approval to board an evac flight. My tears flowed and flowed and flowed with gratitude.

The fog of war is real, and I knew to expect that it would be impossible at some level for every single soldier along the way to have the same updated list of names. Those of us in direct contact with “M” & “V” coached them through the night…”Be bold. Act American – don’t take no for an answer. Be confident your names ARE on the list! Do not get out of that line! Be persistent!”

The first hurdle was safe transport through the city to the airport. About 3am we got word that the transport had been executed and they were safe on the NATO/US Military side of the airport. Rejoicing!!! Next hurdle: the line to get on a plane. The dreaded text came saying “the soldier says we need a green card to be in this line. It isn’t going to work Elizabeth! Pray!”

And pray we did. Thousands of us.

We continued sending encouraging messages to keep them believing and hopeful—at this point they had been awake 48+ hours, and were fraying with stress and exhaustion…

“Stay in the line. Your name is on the list. Tell them confidently. Americans won’t leave you behind. They won’t. Look them in the eye, tell them your name is on the list, check again. Show them Senator Cotton and Hawley’s names. Tell them you are meant to be evacuated. Americans WILL NOT LEAVE YOU. Don’t give up!” A few hours later the most beautiful voice text came…

“Elizabeth, the miracle has happened!!! The soldiers said yes! We are boarding an evacuation flight for Qatar!!!”

Twelve hours later “M” and “V” messaged that they were SAFE in Qatar surrounded by kind soldiers taking care of them, with clean beds, hot showers, and nutritious food provided. Their hearts are undone with gratitude as they navigate home through many countries and military bases. They are alive.

Theirs is a literal miracle rescue, made possible by a chain of champions—people who run INTO the fire to rescue the innocent, not from it; by champions of the brave and true American sort; and by champions in prayer who pounded heaven for days on behalf of a brother and sister they have never known.

Does this story encourage you with the knowledge that God hears and answers prayer? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Written by IFA Contributing Writer Elizabeth Herder. Photo Credit: Naassom Azevedo/UnSplash).

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Laura Foncellino
September 2, 2021

Praise our Lord and heavenly Father! Such an encouraging story of answered prayers. I know there are many more of these God interventions that I may never hear about – but they have been and will continue to take place. The Lord is faithful! May the Lord continue to bless, guide and protect your friends and many others affected by this situation! Amen.

August 31, 2021

PRAISE THE LORD!! I believe we are going to see and hear of MORE MIRACLES!! We are ALL praying and HE answers the prayers of His people! PRAISE HIS NAME,

Denise Arnold
August 28, 2021

Glorly to God.

Thank you for this very encouraging story.
I have been praying for days for all people in this terrible situation in Afghanistan. The children and women in particular are on my heart.

You pray and pray without specific details of the need being known. This report will keep me going even stronger to petition heaven’s grace until every one is rescued and safe from evil. God knows the needs even when we do not.

Kathy Orozco
August 27, 2021

Praise God! Hallelujah! Thank You LORD! You alone show us miracles everyday! Thank You Father for Senator Tom Cotton & Senator Josh Hawley and their staff members who made this happen! Father I pray for a hedge of protection around everyone who is in danger in Afghanistan. I pray for our troops that are helping others LORD & pray for the soldiers that lost their lives. I pray for the leadership of America that they make the right decisions on behalf of our country and that we help the Afghans that are looking to assimilate to America and that the ones brought in aren’t radical terrorists that will harm Americans or anyone else. I exalt Your name! All the glory to You LORD! In Jesus name I ask these things. Amen 🙏🏼❤️

August 27, 2021

I had a similar experience. I heard that flights couldn’t leave the airport because the State Department had not signed a letter of diplomatic amnesty. I called all my respresentatives and senators. I was shocked that real people answered my calls and were concerned. One person even connected me with other numbers I could call. Praise God for this miracle.

August 26, 2021

Thank you Father God! We praise you for this miracle and for the work of Sen. Cotton and Hawley and their staff. Father, there is more work to be done and we are praying. Give them strength and wisdom.

Alice Naegele
August 26, 2021

Read with gratitude!

August 25, 2021

Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You, You are the One who can save. We pray for safety for all the Americans, Missionaries and the people who are in danger of staying in Afghanistan May they feel Your presence around them Holding them comforting them and giving them the hope they need in times such as these. May they be hidden from the enemy and arrive safely home. Comfort their families. May people press into You Lord and call on Your Holy name for deliverance. We pray for the bold military that is there to help and for others who have their best at heart and are doing something in getting them out. We pray the enemy will scatter and be distracted and obliterated. You are on Your throne! satan is a liar and the father of death. We pray the enemies plans will come to nothing and Your will will be done in Jesus Name. Amen

August 25, 2021

The Lord is my shepherd.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for Thou art with me.
I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them

Heavenly Father, we pray Your holy word over the many who are in peril in Afghanistan. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord raises up a standard against them. May Your heavenly host guard, guide, and minister to those who are desperate for You. Their lives are in Your hands. We intercede on their behalf that Your glory would be manifest in the valley of the shadow of death. Like this account, we pray for divine intervention and for testimonies that bring glory to You holy name. For we pray in the name of Your Son, Jesus, who is mighty to save.

Bill Boldt
August 25, 2021

Fervent prayers will accomplish much. We must be committed to pray those fervent prayers. The enemy is real, powerful and actively seeking to destroy all God’s people and their testimony. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. Thank God for those who have compassion and a will to faithfully stand firm against the enemy. May we all continue to pray fervently for all those who need evacuation. God bless our senators who truly care.

Scott Trefz
August 25, 2021

Lord Jesus, thank you for this miracle. I pray you would plant it as a seed for a hundredfold blessing. Duplicate the miraculous a hundredfold to protect Your church in Afghanistan, American citizens trapped there, and all the innocent women and children in the overwhelming tide of the merciless Taliban. When the enemy rushes in like a flood, raise up your standard of power to deliver them!

Gloria Townsend
August 25, 2021

Thank you Lord God.
Jehovah Jireh!
Thank you ❤️ for the rescue of this couple .
I feel overwhelmed
And helpless at the
Sheer volume of needs.
Never less we pray
For those who have
No choice but to stay where they are.
People with disabilities, people
with asthma, diabetes, heart problems, who were in the hospital, pregnant women. God see
Your helpless creation. Those who
Know you aNd can call you . Those without phones,
Have mercy.
Please stop 🛑 the soldiers as they

Go to attack unarmed civilians.
Dear God . Stop them. Use bodily
Ailments . Migraine diarrhea, heart attacks.use the fighters bodies
Against them.
Thank you we are on
God’s Holy list.
In the Book of Life.
Give many grace,mercy, favor.
Get as many people
As out as possible .
Set up networks of
Safehouse, safe places. Gives then

water, food, blankets, nutrition,etc

WOULD felt.
Carry those those can not carry themselves.
Pray their front lines have confusion , and turning on each other.
Pray that important papers will be found, calls be made.
We ask these prayers I the name of the matchless
King of King , Captain of the Host of Heaven .amen

Pat Marrs
August 25, 2021

Thank you God that you hear our prayers that you always here our prayers!!
Thank you for all the people that made this happen !! God bless them 🙏
We pray the same for every person needing to be rescued !! That you will make the path so that their ankles will not turn !!

We say to this storm “peace be still “

Thank you Lord for all you have done and all you are doing !!

Herb s Johnston
August 24, 2021

After Pastor jack Hibbs, my pastor, prayed of the Lord being El Roi- in htis situation, the God who see sees us.. I began to pray that ,and now am much more hopeful of His divine intervention in Afghanistan, the only real solution

Herb s Johnston
August 24, 2021

Yayy!!.. thank you IFA for letting me post!!

Deborah Lynne Connor
August 24, 2021

What an incredible testimony. Guys, I am requesting agreement in prayer for my son Ryan, right here in Utah. He began getting harassed and oppressed by the FBI’s Infragard, in 2012. This is not a good group. They are TARGETING INDIVIDUALS ESPECIALLY VETS. They perpetrate Psychotronic warfare,(ie. voice to skull, irradiation, vibrating body parts, etc.), they do serious gangstalking, contacting everyone the TARGETED INDIVIDUAL knows, and badmouthing them, street theatre, and frivolous arrests. The FBI’s Infragard, and other fusion centers are essentially killing people through slow torture. The reason we have so many vets committing suicide is owing to these sinister groups. My son is not a veteran, and when he first began recounting this to me, I thought he was on drugs or lost his mind. As I began investigating, I realized people across the country had similar stories. The FBI’s Infragard works with the local Sheriff’s and Police Departments. I want to love my men in blue, but this is real!!! It is a highly paid position. My son is currently very wrongfully incarcerated, to retaliate on my blowing their cover in Utah. I am not Mormon, and Ryan’s CASES are now a mess. I do not believe he can get due process because of the extreme corruption within the Mormon Church. Please pray that God does a miracle and gets these wrongful charges dropped. A Mormon jury, (they are all like sheep, or goats as my friend Rose says) would convict him. Thank you for your time and attention to this critical matter.

    Herb s Johnston
    August 24, 2021

    I am praying for you deborah. I did not realize the fbi was harrassing regular citizens, although tragically in light of all that is now revealed to be corrupt-,.. it is not unexpected.
    I will continue to pray

    Denise Arnold
    August 28, 2021

    Deborah, God is for us and not against us. He is right there beside your loved one. “Ye though I walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death.. I will fear no evil. They rod and they staff they comfort me!” God Almighty is our high-tower, our fortress, our buckler and our help in very present times of trouble.

    Thank You Lord Jesus for your presence with this loved one right where they are. May they know your peace. May they be comforted by the Holy Spirit with full confidence in the fact that you love them…. May they draw closer to you Lord into your loving arms. May they look up and see the salvation of the Lord.

    We praise you Father that you are making us all better through the trials of this day.

    Jesus Jesus Jesus.. You alone bring us hope and salvation.

Annette Ikehara
August 24, 2021

I’m crying with joy as I read this article. Praise God for His care and faithfulness! I’ve been praying since I began reading IFA articles. Thank you.

August 24, 2021

I sure Thank God, who is the All-Miracle Worker. I also thank Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz who are Not afraid to speak out against the things going on in Afghanistan. And God surely does hear an answers prayer, Thank You Lord Almighty that You Do hear and answer our prayers no matter what is happening. Give us patience when we sometimes may have to wait a little bit for You to answer. Jesus name I pray, amen.

John F. Newman
August 24, 2021

Praise God for the teamwork through prayer and hard work by many to get these folks out safe. In Haggai 2 God says “…be strong..be strong..be strong..be strong. I am with you, do not fear (be afraid)..I will give you peace.” Zechariah adds God saying…”Not by might, nor by power but by My Spirit says the Lord.” God helped at the time of the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem when the enemy came in like a flood and He will help the Christians in Afghanistan as we pray. Thanks for this encouraging report.

August 24, 2021

God is so great!!! Thank you so much for sharing this encouraging story ❤️ Sending continuous prayers for all who are still there trying to leave ✝️ And for all who are escaping, may the Lord protect and comfort them wherever they go ✝️

Mary Shelton
August 24, 2021

So thankful to hear this miraculous exit story. Now I pray for all of those who need to come out will be able to do so. If God can part the waters of the Red Sea and also the Jordan River, He can do this!! No task is too small or large for Him! He makes roads in the wilderness, rivers in the desert! Please, Lord of the Heavenly Hosts, make a way for those who need to exit Afghanistan! And please sustain those who are waiting, and protect them and any who are to stay in the country. Hid them under the shelter of Your wings, in Jesus’ name!
And, Lord, we ask special protection for our troops, too!!

    Gloria Townsend
    August 25, 2021

    AmenAbsolutely. Thank you for hearing from heaven

Janice Waltman
August 24, 2021

I sobbed with relief and thanksgiving for this miracle. God bless each one envolved in this miracle. Trusting God to do many, many more. He is our only answer and we are His vessels.

Mark Kordic
August 24, 2021

We thank Senators Hawley and Cotton & their staffs and thousands of Christians around the world who prayed, asking God to literally save their lives. If God knows the very hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30), He knows and cares for His own. We praise God for answering prayer in Jesus’ name 😉

Jana D.
August 24, 2021

Thank you for this positive story. Times have been so discouraging.

Joan H. Richardson
August 24, 2021

I’m so thankful to read this story! We’ve been praying miracles will happen to get those who are in danger out of Afghanistan! It’s a win!

August 24, 2021

AMEN AMEN Praise the Lord
Way to BE the body of Christ and stand in faith. So encouraged. This will happen again & again more miracle stories. Our God shows up and FIGHTS for His Bride 🙌🙌🙌🙌
Thank you keep the careful and true testimonies coming IFA.

August 24, 2021


Joe Wolfe
August 24, 2021

Praise God!

August 24, 2021

As I sad down to read this powerful testimony, I became overwhelm with tears of emotion.
God you are the God of possibilities. Nothing is impossible for you. Lord you turn
devastation in to triumph. No matter our circumstances, as we cry out to you, you are
there ready to rescue us from the grip of the enemy. Thank you Lord for making a save
passage for your chosen ones. To you oh Lord I give all the glory and honor. In Jesus name.

Judith Ann Paul
August 24, 2021

HalleluYah!! Thank you Elohim, my Beloved Yahweh!! My praying the Priestly Prayer of Yahweh which I asked to blanket everyone throughout Afghanistan was heard and Yahweh responded with His power and might to save and rescue.
I will continue praying. Prayer Changes Things!!

August 24, 2021

So encouraged by this. Our friends have been praying for these things to happen!!

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Linda Oleson
August 24, 2021

Rejoice! Praise GOD for seeing these people (and others) to safety. People fleeing MUST have Faith and be confident in what they are seeking (safety). They must never lose Faith. GOD will see that they are safe as long as they BELIEVE. So grateful for Senators Hawley and Cotton and their staff for their continuous service for humanity and the American People. Dear GOD – please protect your children all over the world but especially in Afghanistan. Please guide them to safety as the chaos and evilness rages on. YOU are and always will be the Savior of all who believes in YOU. AMEN.

August 24, 2021

I was so moved by this article. Thank you Lord for your mercy and thank you to everyone from the senators right on through to the front line prayer warriors.
Let us continue to pray for those who are presently trapped and let us pray for every revelation of truth to come forward. That every lie and spun excuse would become public and that no amount of PR or blame shifting would be accepted. And again Lord, we humbly ask you for the removal of ungodly, lying, incompetent, compromised leaders and officials – and that they would be replaced with Godly, righteous people who love You Lord and who have the heart of a servant. Amen.

Joanna Ounsworth
August 24, 2021

Dear Lord Almighty, we thank You for saving these people from the evil doings of the taliban. I ask that all IFA members email and phone all of our politicians to bring home all American troops, American citizens and Afghan and others who aided the U.S.A. in Afghanistan; please pray that the Holy Spirit gives the wisdom, courage and strength to our politicians that they may need to get all Americans and our allies out of Afghanistan safely and most speedily.

Jennifer Morrow
August 24, 2021

Praise the Lord! Thanking you Lord, Mighty Yeshua, Rescuer and Deliverer, for these miracle evacuations. Praying for more miracle stories all for Your glory from Afghanistan we pray today in Jesus mighty name, Amen. May we keep praying, believing and expecting You, our Mighty God, to save many to the glory of Your name, amen. ❤️🙏📖🔥 Jeremiah 32:16-20; Ephesians 3:20-21; James 5:16-18

“Now when I had delivered the purchase deed to Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed to the Lord, saying, ‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too difficult or too wonderful for You— You who show lovingkindness to thousands, but repay the wickedness (sin, guilt) of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers], O great and mighty God; the Lord of hosts is His name; great [are You] in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to reward or repay each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds; who set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and even to this day [continues to do so] both in Israel and among mankind; and You have made a name for Yourself, as at this day.
Jeremiah 32:16-20

Sue Mobley
August 24, 2021

My heart rejoices to hear of their rescue. Let us in the US see this and remember…keep believing, keep praying. As we pray fervently, the heavens open and our God responds !!

Ray Boviono
August 24, 2021

So thankful for these that got out. Yet so many more, thousands trapped in Afghanistan.Let’s keep praying!
Father, have mercy on your people stranded in this awful situation. Give them your peace in the midst of the chaos. Direct them and give them supernatural protection. And we continue to ask that you heal our nation. Deliver us from medical and governmental tyranny. Restore justice and righteousness that we may truly be a nation of light. Forgive us believers for letting the wicked run our nation and not being the salt and leaders you desire us to be.

August 24, 2021

Wow. Great testimony of persistent action combined with prayer. This is what it’s going to take to save our democracy. Are you in?

Toni Kushner
August 24, 2021

I can only give praise and thanksgiving to the God who rescues. May His Name be praised !!

CM Brown
August 24, 2021

Thank You, God for seeing these people to safety! Thank You for answering prayer!


Glory Swiniarski
August 24, 2021

Praise God from whom ALL BLESSINGS flow! Makes me proud to be an American & so thankful for Senators that love & are those that rescue people! This testimony moved me to tears & so thankful for God’s hand of mercy acting on behalf of this couple in need of protection. To God be the glory!

Allena Jordan
August 24, 2021

Oh Mighty Father in Heaven, We are so grateful for this rescue. Thank You for all the people who went the extra mile, worked hard, prayed and never gave up to rescue these people from sure death. Lord, You are so good. Father, pour out blessings upon every person who worked through the night to make sure these people were delivered from evil. Thank You for Senators Hawley and Cotton who really care. May their paths be well lit and guided by Your very hand. Provide everything they need, Lord. And bless our sister who went to work to rescue her friends. God, show us how to trust You more. All glory belongs to You, O Mighty God. Amen.

Marsha Bashor
August 24, 2021

Thank you lord God for this miracle! Thank you fir hearing our prayers! I have and am praying for thousands of more miracles in evacuation of all Christians , Americans, Afghan people, American soldiers. Please keep on intervening Jesus, command your armies of angels to surround and protect them, and hold back the enemy from killing and destroying. Make a way out for everyone of them✝️ I pray in Jesus’ name

August 24, 2021

Thank you, Elizabeth, for this encouraging article! This story will not make the national news desks, which is an indictment of the mainstream media. In the midst of all the evil and danger in Afghanistan, a miracle took place! Thank You, Jesus! Thank You that Holy Spirit worked through all of these people! No matter how evil or depraved things may appear in the natural, God supernaturally is still on His throne, and still works His signs and wonders. What satan meant for evil, God turned around and used for good. I am looking forward to more good reports of what God has miraculously done on behalf of His children.

thank You that Holy Spirit worked through all of these people

    Elizabeth Herder
    August 24, 2021

    Thank you Brian! The Lord moved mountains!

      August 24, 2021

      It is amazing what He can do when we work in partnership with Him !

August 24, 2021

We praise You, Mighty God, merciful Father in Heaven; You make your miracles known, You bring help from Heaven! You alone are worthy of praise; our hope is in You alone. Thank you for using caring leaders and staff, who seek no praise or note to their credit….just fearless and constant help, prayer, moving in the direction You lead. Bring all those who are praying and trusting You, out, bring them out and into the friendly, comforting arms of the righteous.
Open the airways for communication to the helpless, terrorized by the enemy, Satan: break his hold over Afghanistan, over Taliban leaders, prevent their physical strength from running, from holding their heads up, or lifting weapons, disturb their minds with the horrible murderous thoughts Satan has planted in them. Blind them to those who must escape, to those who stay to defend the innocent, the Christians, those who have helped America hold back the onslaught of terrorism in the land and around the world. I pray for Your leadership, Your chosen and truly elected officials to have the legal, Constitutional right to step in when and where You lead. Nothing is impossible for You, Our God and Savior…..asking for great power and mercy for those waiting on You, praying with faith, believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. Give those responsible for evacuating by air the skill and wisdom, courage and boldness to stand up to the wicked, having no fear of their faces….whether it be false leaders in America or those in Afghanistan….China, or anywhere in the world. Break the power and plan of China and any nation who would see weakness in our current posing President and assume You have left us. Show forth Your might power and mercy to save America. In God we must trust, forever. Amen

August 24, 2021

God bless you, Elizabeth, for putting feet to your faith and relentlessly pursuing an escape route for your friends through prayers, phone calls, texts, etc. On behalf of those whom you helped escape to safety and those of us who may grow weary because we don’t see instant results, we wholeheartedly thank you for setting an example. God is the God of miracles and we praise His holy name.

    Elizabeth Herder
    August 24, 2021

    This is so encouraging! Thank you Sunny! May there be MANY more stories like this one!

August 24, 2021

Thank you Father God that You work through the faith filled prayers of Your people. Thank You for all of the supernatural ways that You protect and provide for these innocents. Thank You for the brave men and women who are rescuing our Americans, our allies, and their families. Thank You for continuing to protect our military. Thank You for freedom. Home of the free ~ because of the brave. We are grateful and so thankful. Thank You for sending revival ~ to bring men and women, boys and girls to faith in Jesus Christ.

August 24, 2021

I shout out Your Name from the rooftops I proclaim that you are El Elyon (The Most High God), Jehovah Jireh (The LORD our provider),El Roi: (The God who sees me! Thank you for orchestrating this amazing rescue.
Thank you for your faithful servants that were used by You to rescue M and V.
Thank You for Elizabeth! Thank You for Senator Cotton and Senator Hawley, and their staff! Thank You for the military help – all the kind soldiers! Thank You for your Holy Messengers that helped them to escape!
Heavenly Father, we ask that you would remove the shock and trauma off of M and V – off their bodies, souls and spirits. We speak your PEACE over them now. Lord God,allow M and V to find rest under the protective pinions of Your wings. This will be a time for them to get refreshed, restored, and renewed so they can regain their strength and focus. Pray this in Your Mighty Name, Lord Jesus, Amen.

Susan Gauen
August 24, 2021

God, thank you for this victory story. I pray You would repeat this story over and over for those who remain in Afghanistan. Every American who is stranded there, every Afghan believer who needs a safe hiding place or an evacuation escape…. God, lead each one to safety, if it means staying in the nation or getting out. Make a way for each one and give them all they need: healthy food, clean drinking water, a shower, a clean comfortable bed, comfort, clean clothes, etc etc etc. Show Yourself to be the safe refuge they need and guide them to safety. Escapes from death belong to You and we pray You would walk each person who is crying out to you to the place where they will live and not die, and be able to declare Your glory and share the testimony of what You did for them.

Susan M. Nofziger
August 24, 2021

This is a totally encouraging report and answer to prayer as we in the US look sometimes hopelessly at what is happening and knowing only God can do this rescue! We were also blessed to hear our missionary from Pakistan share on SUnday that one of his church plants on the Afghan-Pakistan border is actually protected by the Taliban who dislike rival groups-only God!! He is bigger and uses who He wants all for the glory of His Name. We are praying that supernatural events like the enemy having visions of Jesus will occur to help keep safe those who are His and other innocents. I also pray those who are rescued and don’t know Him and come to the US will be treated in such as way as they seek Jesus. Afterall the underground church in Afghanistan is the second largest in the world according to some experts.

Lorena Hill
August 24, 2021

Thankful and hopeful! Trusting in our God’s faithfulness and His merciful justice. Continuing in prayer for all caught in this conflict.

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Rick Foster
August 24, 2021

Father thank you for answered prayers and the efforts of elected officials and their staff. We pray for wisdom for our leaders; courage, comfort and resolve for those stranded; and safety for all involved.

In Christ’s name,


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August 24, 2021

Thank you Father for the prayers of the saints and for Your faithfulness. Asking for many other stories of Your faithfulness in these trying times. Amen 🙏

Elizabeth Lohse
August 24, 2021

Oh God! My God! How excellent is Your Name in all the earth!! Be Glorified! Be Honored!! Be Magnified! Be Praised oh Blessed Lord who has regard for the poor and oppressed. Who has never or will never leave us or forsake us!!!!

John D Nichols
August 24, 2021

Thank you Lord for getting our friends out of this mess. I am Greatful for Sen. Hawley & Sen. Cotton for being there to do there part. Please Bless them and their families Lord! Most of all thank you for the faithfulness of Elizabeth for being persistent in her faith and determination in getting her friends help! God Bless her and her family. I pray more will be able to get out of this mess Lord. Please protect your Saints!

August 24, 2021

Weeping with tears of joy….finally, to hear of our government leaders actually helping their fellow Americans. Thank you Lord, may you continue to bless America as she battles for freedom.

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Joanne DeBord
August 24, 2021

I loved reading this! How encouraging it was to read how God Almighty worked each and every detail out to bring them home safely! It reinforces confidence in God’s faithfulness and the power of prayer as God’s people work together to break the bonds of the enemy!

August 24, 2021

Thank you Jesus for the many hands that went to work in behalf of this family! For such a time as this you have placed Believers in strategic places of authority, and they didn’t have to go to committee to see this happen! “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit”, says the Lord of hosts. All honor, glory and praise to you, our Mighty King!

Susan Smith
August 24, 2021

Wow what an awesome answer to my prayers. My spirit was grieving and continues to grieve. I have heard reports that only God will be able to save those people who need to get out. I have been praying that God would raise a standard there, place His warring angels to protect and that He would send forth His power to make a way where there is none, as He did with Moses and the Israelites. God is so good and this is confirmation for my prayers.
Thank you!!

Jennifer Garces
August 24, 2021

Thank you, Lord Jesus. The power of prayer truly is the answer.

Dawn Beth
August 24, 2021

What a beautiful story of the hands and feet of Christ living out our mandate to be salt and light🙌🙌
Father thank You for ALWAYS being in the midst of our troubles, You are faithful and worthy to be praised. Thank You for moving in the hearts of Your children, setting people in places to carry out Your purposes. Father, in our hearts we plan our paths, but I THANK YOU for directing our steps and making a way where there seems to be no way🙌🙌
Thank you Senators Cotton and Hawley and your staffers for being people of excellence and using your office and connections for good and for the good of the people, American citizens or not👏👏👏👏👏👏. Elizabeth thank you for sharing this article with us, it helps us to be reminded that GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE and He IS faithful, His mercies are new EVERY morning. Our God is an awesome God and He reigns ALWAYS🙌🙌🙌

    Elizabeth Herder
    August 24, 2021

    Dawn, this is refreshing encouragement! The Lord is on the move!


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