Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Modern -Day Martyr gave 30 years of Service to the Afghan People

IN MEMORY    DR. TOM LITTLE

DR.TOM LITTLE and wife

  •  Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York, worked in Afghanistan for about 30 years and spoke fluent Dari.
  •  Little was expelled by the Taliban government in August 2001
  • He returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban government was toppled in November 2001 by U.S.-backed forces.
  •  Known in Kabul as “Mr. Tom,”   He over-saw  40 medical centers and several out-post medical facitlities in Afghanistan and was largely funded by private donations.
  • He lived in Afghanistan with his wife and two small daughters under deplorable conditions
  • As a Christian (Presbyterian), he was totally committed to helping the people of Afghanistan…during 30 years of service.
  • Taking medical supplies and eye glasses to remote people, he and others with him were brutally murdered, execution style, by the Taliban.  The only  Afghan  survivor did so by quoting from the Koran. 
  • Dr.Little will be buried in Afghanistan with the people that he served and loved.

 

Truly, Dr. Little was a modern-day martyr. .:

“…I am the resurrection
I am the life
He who believes in Me
Even if he die
He shall live for ever

Yes, Lord, we believe
That You are the Christ
The Son of God
Who has come
Into the world

And I will raise him up
And I will raise him up
And I will raise him up on the last day”

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