January 26, Cydney Mizell and her driver, Muhammad Hadi, were kidnapped at gunpoint while working in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Mizell worked a as relief worker and teachers
Mizell taught English embroidery at a girl’s schools and helped women start cottage industries to provide an income for their families. Mizzell is a California native but attended college and graduate school in Texas. She is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, my alma maters.
Hadi had worked for ARLDF for more than two years. He was married and had five children.
After the pair was kidnapped more than 500 Afghan women staged a demonstration asking the government to find Mizell and Hadi.