I think by now you've heard about the terribly tragic shooting at a St. Louis area church last Sunday. Fred Winters was the father of 2 children, a pastor who led his church to grow from less
that 50 people to 1200 people, and was teaching in his 1st of 3 services every Sunday
Be praying for everyone there. This has to be tremendously difficult for his family, their church, & the entire community.
Those familiar with WORLD news (not just national news) know this is a regular part of life for the persecuted church in many places of the world. For example, on the same day, someone in India exploded a bomb in a church & shot their pastor.