Tuesday, January 02, 2007

An Afghan follows his heart

This story touched me “An Afghan follows his heart” He is the same age as me, leaving a presumably comfortable and apparently successful life in Washington in order to make his contribution here in his homeland, Afghanistan. But unlike me this guy is really brave, he is going to take up a senior government position in Kandahar province. In Kandahar government officials are targeted and not infrequently killed by the anti-government elements. I wish him safety and the chance to help his people.

3 comments:

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

my prayers for you and this man, who honestly live life serving others!

Paris Parfait said...

Yes he is brave - and perhaps a bit idealistic and foolhardy. I hope he remains safe and is able to use his knowledge, skills and contacts to make a difference. I know a similar story of an Afghan woman living in London with a comfortable life. She gave it all up two years ago to help rebuild her country. So far, so good. She's done important work against great odds admidst very basic living conditions.

[a} said...

Someone to pray for.