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More on the remarkable saga of the Schott family

“Rekah said that in the beginning when the children were taken, there was a time when she almost lost hope. But there was Abiyah (her husband) – he was like our Master – he helped me just to receive whatever it was – and just take the next step and not lose hope. And Abiyah always brought me back to that –- to have them on the altar and be faithful and let our Father do what He has to do. And the letters that the girls wrote were so much encouragement to do that too.

“She recalled how Ishah, the youngest one, just 8 years old when she was taken, had sent a little card with a picture of a weasel coming out of a tunnel in the ground that looked almost as if it was smiling. Ishah wrote that she chose this card because the little animal had made it through the tunnel and made it out. She didn’t know it would be two years, but they made it through.”

(Written to her parents in October, 2013. Posted in English on November 8, 2013! “We will Make it through the Tunnel.”)


Dear Ima and Abba,

How are you doing? I am doing well. I and Besorah share one bedroom. I have different subjects in school. English is the most enjoyable one. At school, we are also learning how to ride bicycle. I received a safety helmet. I also have a new friend called Emma. I hope to see you all soon and give you a big kiss!!! I chose this card because the weasel (meerkat) made it through the tunnel and is happy now. We will also make it through the tunnel.

See you soon, Ishah

“They have a story of faith to tell their children; it’s theirs forever.”

_MG_0388(Quotes are from a letter describing the amazing return after such a long captivity.)

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29