She Being Dead Yet Speaketh

With Cheryl (left) and a colleague in June 2010

With Cheryl (left) and a colleague in June 2010

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the massacre of the Nuristan Eye Camp team in northeastern Afghanistan. It was the deadliest attack on aid workers in Afghanistan in recent history. Among the ten who were killed was a dear friend, Cheryl Beckett. Cheryl was a brave, gifted, prayerful woman full of “love and good works”; and even in the midst of many years of hard ministry in a war zone, she kept her good sense of humor. By her life and by her death, Cheryl put Calvary Love on display for the Afghan people. As a tribute to her, here are Tim Keesee's journal entries from 2010 reflecting later on Cheryl’s death and that of the other brave men and women of the Nuristan team.