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That conversation was on June 16, 2014. With everything that was going on lately, I started thinking about David again. I sent him an email yesterday telling him that I am praying for him, for the safety of his family, and peace for his nation.  I didn’t know if I would hear from him or not, but I needed to at least try and let him know that there was someone over here in America praying for him.  Today, I got an email reply:

“…Thank you for your prayers.  I have been called to the army since the beginning of the operation…”

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My heart sank.  I cannot imagine what this man and his family are experiencing.  I do not know why David and I met that night.  But I am certain that it was absolutely meant to be.  Perhaps God just wanted me to have a personal connection with a foreign conflict so I could sincerely, in my heart and soul, pray for them.

Please join me and pray for David and his family.  Governments may war, but men have to fight and families have to sacrifice.

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