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Claim: E-mail requests prayers for David Kristynik, who is about to be sent on a dangerous mission in Iraq.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: This item is true in the sense that David and Christina Kristynik are real people, David is serving with the
I am the wife of the mentioned David Kristynik. I sent out a prayer request for my husband's safety and protection during his final patrols before he comes home in a few weeks, due to the escalating violence in the Baghdad area. I want him to come home safe, he's in the home stretch. I am very hurt and disturbed how one simple prayer request can be manipulated and embellished with false and bogus information. The info in the prayer requests that I have seen contain very sensitive, yet false information. He never called with his final goodbye. HIs commander never told them they will all die. This is all bogus. I just can't understand why someone along the line would add this kind of info to anothers request for prayer. Anyway, my husband and the guys he is with is fine. Thank you for those who DID pray for his safety, but please know that the situation is not what it was made out to be.However, that the Internet-circulated version of the prayer request quoted above apparently came directly from another member of the same church, that several readers have reported receiving similar phone calls from relatives serving in Iraq, and that the message reproduced below was evidently sent out as a follow-up all suggest that the Internet-circulated version might have been fairly representative of the original prayer request:
11/14/06, Tuesday: PRAISE from Cristina KristynikLast updated: 17 November 2006
Yes, good news see below "good and faithful servant". Answered Prayer!
I just wanted to thank everyone that has been praying for David and his group these past few
Everyone is safe and back at the camp where they belong, awaiting the transition to come back home to us. Thank you so much for your prayers.
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