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Iraq: Missionary dodged gunfire to rescue girl trapped in rubble

by Mark Ellis

By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service

David EubankMOSUL, IRAQ (ANS – May 24, 2017) — An American missionary braved ISIS gunfire to rescue a teenage girl trapped for three days under the rubble of her home in war-torn Mosul.

David Eubank, the founder of Free Burma Rangers (FBR), helped lead the daring rescue effort, which was captured in a video uploaded to YouTube on May 15th.

Eubank, a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer, leads FBR, which helps oppressed ethnic minorities in Burma, Kurdistan and Sudan.

In 2015, FBR began missions to northern Iraq, sharing the love of Jesus, providing medical training on the front lines, doing children’s programs in the IDP camps –helping Kurds and Yazidis oppressed by ISIS.

In this rescue mission, 17-year-old Rahab was trapped under fallen concrete for three days, her leg crushed and life ebbing away due to blood loss and starvation.

Freeing girl in MosulOn the video, gunfire can be heard as Eubank and his team move near her home, in an area controlled by ISIS.

A bomb blast apparently caused Rahab’s home to collapse, trapping her under large blocks of concrete.

As they got close to the collapsed house, Eubank prayed for protection in Jesus’ name.

Assisted by firefighters and the Iraqi army, they moved equipment close to the girl and began working to dislodge huge chunks of concrete on top of her.

Photo captions: 1) David Eubank. 2) The girl being freed. 3) Mark Ellis with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, when Mark was co-host of “Windows on the World”.

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Mark Ellis and Dan Wooding on HSBN TVAbout the writer: Mark Ellis is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net), and is also the founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares testimonies and videos from the church around the world to build interest and involvement in world missions. Previously, Mark co-hosted a TV show called “Windows on the World” with ANS Founder, Dan Wooding, aired on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv/), which is now co-hosted by Dr. Garry Ansdell, Senior Pastor of Hosanna Christian Fellowship in Bellflower, California.

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