Sole Survivor

George, the Israeli tour guide for Bill Rudge Ministries’ 2012 Holy Land Adventure, shared with Bill Rudge how his 12-year-old daughter, Sivan, survived a bus bombing (see picture):

“At the end of the summer in 2004, I took her to a concert to hear Israeli singer, David Broza, who is our very good friend. Following the concert, when it was time to go home, she wanted to stay backstage with David but naturally we wanted her home as soon as possible since she is only 12 and school was to start the next day. To make her go home, David took off a necklace he was wearing with Hamsa on it. (Hamsa is shaped like a human hand and was blessed by a priest.) Sivan liked it and went home to sleep.

“On October 19, 2004, Sivan as usual went to school in Tel Aviv by bus (not a school bus but a public bus). At 8:46 in the morning her necklace fell to the floor and she ducked down to pick it up. At this very second a Muslim terrorist blew up the bus. But since Sivan was bending down to the floor, she was the only passenger to survive the blast!”

Everyone was killed except one person: George’s 12-year-old daughter. She survived without a scratch.