Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Peter Moore is Alive and Free!

Wonderful news after two and a half years of waiting and praying! Via BBC:
British hostage Peter Moore has been released alive from captivity in Iraq, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.

He said Mr Moore, an IT consultant from Lincoln who was seized in Baghdad in May 2007, was in good health and "absolutely delighted at his release".

Mr Miliband said the Moore family felt deep relief after two-and-a-half years of "misery, fear and uncertainty".

Mr. Moore was kidnapped along with his four security guards in May 2007 after Shi'ite militia members dressed as Iraqi policemen stormed the Ministry of Finance where he was working as a computer consultant. At one point British officials believed the 5 men had been taken to Iran, who sponsored the Shi'ite insurgency, but earlier this year the bodies of three of the hostages were discovered in Baghdad.

There is no word yet on the fate of the remaining hostage, Alan McMenemy, although officials fear that he is dead.

Thank God for this long-awaited answer to prayer! Please continue to pray for Mr. McMenemy and his family who are still enduring the pain and uncertainty that accompanies these hostage ordeals, and please remember the families of the fallen hostages, Jason Cresswell, Jason Swindlehurst, and Alec Maclachlan. And please continue to pray for the protection and safe return of all the hostages in Iraq and around the world.

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