Sometime after Taliban affiliates gunned down Tom Little in northern Afghanistan, the FBI visited his wife Libby to give her personal items recovered from his body.

Included was a small notebook, and in between the pages listing medical equipment and supplies for the team he led to the upper reaches of Nuristan province last summer were what looked like penciled sermon notes. “They were stained with blood and blotted with sand,” said Libby, carefully unfolding them before an audience of several thousand at Cape Town’s Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in October. “Were these some of the things he shared with the team on that last Sabbath rest before they were killed? I’d like to think so.”

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