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Gayle Williams
Photo from
SERVE Afghanistan

Gayle Williams (34), a dual South African-British citizen, was shot to death by two gunmen on a motorbike in Kabul, Afghanistan at approximately 8:00 a.m. on October 20.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing, saying that she "came to Afghanistan to teach Christianity to the people." Williams worked with SERVE (Serving Emergency Relief and Vocational Enterprise), a Christian organization that helps the disabled.

Thank God for organizations like SERVE that demonstrate Christ-like love to their communities. Pray for comfort for those grieving the loss of Gayle. Pray that those in militant groups come to know Christ's love in their lives.

To learn more about the persecution Christians face in Afghanistan, click here. To view a news video on this incident click here.