Greetings, Reading Friends! This is Dee for the Telbat Team with a short story by D.I. Telbat from his early posting days, a rescue from Eritrea titled, “Extraction: Eritrea.” In this story, you may recognize themes or similar characters from The COIL Series. Enjoy! (Be sure to read our notes after the story.)
by D.I. Telbat
In the dwindling light, 20-year-old Kiflu Afutoki crawled on his belly through the red sand until his head brushed against the barbed wire. Lifting his head carefully, Kiflu gazed down the bluff at the prison complex. He hoped he wasn’t too close, but he’d not seen any patrols since sundown.
Kiflu narrowed his eyes at a row of twenty boxcars near the middle of the complex. Uncle Isaias Kamaren was in one of them. There were no other detention centers for Christians on that side of Asmara, Eritrea. His uncle had to be there. On the far side, he could also see a number of parked transport vehicles, seemingly unguarded.
You can read another short rescue story in “Extraction: India.” We also have a FREE eBook for you, COIL Extractions, which includes six similar short stories. Click the title to find direct links to retailers where you can download it for FREE!
NOTE: Read current news on the Voice of the Martyrs website about real persecution in Eritrea.
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT: In our last post, we reported that American Pastor Andrew Brunson had not been released from the prison in Turkey, but Praise the Lord, he was released this past week!! He is still under house arrest, but we pray this is the first step to his total freedom. Please keep praying; God is answering! You can read about his release here.
COMING UP: Join us next time for another view into Steadfast Book Five with, “Points of Interest inside Steadfast Book Five.“