Published on March 31st, 2014
VOM recently received another update from the pastor who is still separated from his family.
“Thank you for prayers for me and the whole family. We take 2014 as a year of great victory from the Lord.
“My health is improving. It required patience as I had a skin implant and transplant. The skin was so heavy on my face and hard like a wall. Now it’s beginning to become normal. Praise God!
“Another surgery is necessary to re-open my ear that had been closed.
“We really thank VOM for prayers and support. The children had emotional challenges [after the attack on their father] that had affected their education, but they have now had great improvement.
“We continue to believe God for quick recovery and family reunion in Jesus’ name. May the good Lord continue to encourage you in His service.”
Another Update from Pastor Umar
Pastor Umar has sent the following message to The Voice of the Martyrs:
“We very much thank The Voice of the Martyrs and all those that have been praying for and supporting [us]… I have undergone pains that I had never imagined in life and even if I try to explain it, I feel that it’s so hard for me to help another person really understand it all. But in all, I am glad to see that I have managed to overcome the trauma with courage to endure suffering.
“Surgery — I am happy that it was successful, I am healing well, Doctors reconstructed the ear & saved my hearing too! My doctor’s recent report indicates that I am healed, I am healthy & free to resume my activities. I feel strong & happy!”