Swedish Hostage Visits GOTG

Johan Gustafsson, recently freed Swedish hostage visits the McGown family and Gift of the Givers to share information about his and Stephen's captivity.
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New Proof of Life Video on Stephen McGown

A new video has just been released by AQIM in Mali. The video is 16 minutes and 50 seconds and is proof of life for six hostages including South African Stephen McGown. The other five are Elliot Kenneth Arthur of Australia, Iulian Ghergut of Romania, Beatrice Stockly of Switzerland, Gloria Cecilia Narvaez of Colombia and Sophie Petronin of France. The video addresses the six governments but no

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Prayer Request for Hostage Release

Prayer Request for Hostage Release

Gift of the Givers requests the prayer of all those willing to lend support in securing the release of the two hostages, Stephen McGown and Johan Gustafsson, held in captivity for 5 years today. It's been a tough and a rough ride for the two families. Supplication to the Almighty in whatever belief or universal system we follow is our special request to all humankind. The Gift of the Givers

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2000 Days in Captivity

Today marks 2000 days in captivity for South African, Stephen McGown, and Swede, Johan Gustafsson, captured by AQIM in Timbuktu, Mali, on 25 November 2011.  How can one appreciate the anguish of two families torn apart by such an enduring challenge: a dying mother hoping to see her son before her last breath, a young wife awaiting union with her husband with hope in her heart, sisters
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Hostages 5th Anniversary in Captivity

Hostages 5th Anniversary in Captivity

The current situation:

1. Our hostage negotiator, Yehia Dicko is in Mali right now.
2. At our request the intermediaries have arranged for letters, biscuits and sweets from the two families to be delivered to the hostages at the present time.  The package was taken from us last week.
3. The captors have mentioned that we would receive a new video soon; the date and place they say will be

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