Prayer Request for David Kristynik in Iraq-Truth! But Inaccurate!
Summary of eRumor:
A prayer request from Christina Kristynik, the wife of a U.S. soldier named David Kristynik. It says that he’s due back soon in the U.S. but that he called to say that his unit was going on a dangerous mission on foot in Baghdad to go door to door looking for snipers. The men have been told that it is very likely that most of them will not return.
TruthOrFiction.com contacted Christina at her home in Texas. The story is based on a true appeal, but has gotten corrupted along the way.
Christina said she sent out a simple prayer request in October asking for prayer for her husband because he was going out on what was to be his last assignments in Iraq before returning home. She just wanted prayer for his safety.
Somehow as the prayer request got passed around the story enlarged. He did not call to give his last goodbye to his family and was not told that most of the soldiers in his unit would probably fail to return from a sniper patrol.
I have a friend and there is a young couple in their church, David and Christina Kristynik. David is in Iraq and due to be sent back to the states in three weeks. He called Christina this morning at 9:30 am (our time) to say goodbye to her and their children (they have a 2 yr old and a ten month old). He and his group will be leaving at 4 pm today (our time) on foot to go into Baghdad. No vehicles or tanks will be taken. Their mission will last 2 or 3 days and the purpose is to go door to door and capture all snipers in the city. The commanders have told the men what a dangerous mission this is and it is very likely that most will not come back to their base. Christina is terrified and called on everyone in our church to pray. She said the men are also fearful. They were all told to call their families before they left.
I am asking each of you to pray for these men and women for the next 3 days. If your church has a prayer chain, PLEASE call and ask them to pray. Thank you.