Thursday, March 13, 2003

Abducted Kid Found Alive and Well!

Back in June of this past year, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home in Salt Lake, Utah. The authorities search for weeks, but weeks turned into months as clues became scarcer and the abductor's trail grew colder.

Eventually everyone gave up --except her friends and family, who kept the pressure on the police and Elizabeth's name and face in the media. Their patience and persistence paid off when Elizabeth and her abductor were spotted this week by two alert citizens, who alerted the police. Now Elizabeth is back with her family.

As most of us know, most kids taken by strangers almost never turn up, much less turn up alive. Happily, this was a joyful exception. Praise God!

For more info on the heartbreaking issue of child abduction and missing children as well as the campaign to pass a national Amber Alert law, go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children web site.

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