Pray that our teams could process the things they see. Traumatic scenes of husbands and fathers having to say goodbye to their mothers, wives, and children, many of them knowing the chances are small that they will ever see each other again. It is an emotional time for everyone involved. Once the hugs are given, tears are dried, and goodbyes are said, we load up the women and children in our vehicles and drive them to safety. The men watch us drive away, and then return to join the others defending their city.
Pray also for the families as they experience the trauma and unknowns of needing to split up their families and leave their homes. Pray that their hearts and minds would be protected.