Shooting of Baptist Church Members: Death Amidst Prayers

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This week a church turned into a massacre house when a shooter stormed into a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This tragedy left a horrifying number of twenty six people dead.

Devin P. Kelly, the man who caused this little community in Texas, as well as the rest of the country, so much grief, was a former member of the United States Air Force. Reportedly, he had been troubled for years. Additionally, he was charged with “assault on his spouse and assault on their child,” according to the Air Force in a 2012 report. His wife said he had a lot of “hatred inside of him.” Additionally, she said he threatened to kill their family and on one occasion put a gun to her temple asking her if she wanted to die.

The small town in south Texas gathered together to bury the unfortunate people who were in the Baptist church that unfaithful afternoon. Frank Pomery, the pastor of the Baptist church whose 14 year old daughter, Annabelle, died in the shooting told the people at the cemetery, “This has been a trying day – well, a trying week.” He added, “but remember: God will – no, God has – prevailed.”

Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Grace Bible Church in the town of La Vernia. As people grieved, Erin Weaver, the church’s senior pastor, read psalm 23, which states, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow, I will fear no evil.”