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Kidnapping in Afghanistan

In the city of Kandahar, gunmen kidnapped Cyd Mizell and her Afghan driver last month as she was headed to work.

The organization they worked for says the two are now believed to be dead.

Mizell helped Afghan women become self-sufficient by starting small businesses in their homes.

Regime Change in Cuba

In Cuba, new president Raoul Castro hosted his first international dignitary, and he did this from the Vatican.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertoni, the Vatican's secretary of state and the second-highest official in the Catholic Church, concluded a six-day visit to Cuba this week.

The Cardinal brought up the issue of political and religious prisoners in the communist country with Castro.

But he did not directly address the issue.

Darfur Crisis Still Ablaze

Genocide in Sudan's Darfur region has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today.

One woman did more than just watch it on the news.

She got her entire church to help raise funds for humanitarian aid.

"One small church can be the arms of Christ in another nation," said the Sudanese believer.

In all, the congregation raised more than $11,000.

A Martyred Missionary Pilot's Legacy

The son of a martyred missionary is set to follow in his late father's footsteps.

Jeff Burnham is the son of missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham.

Muslim rebels kidnapped the couple in the Philippines seven years ago.

Martin was killed during a rescue attempt, but Gracia survived.

Now, Jeff is 22 and one of the 30 students in the missions aviation program at Liberty University.

He wants to be a missionary pilot like his father.

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