Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Fourth American Missionary Dies From Attack in Iraq

Written by Rev. H.A Bergsma
A fourth American missionary has died from a drive-by shooting attack in Mosul on Monday (March 15) that killed three other Christian relief workers and wounded a companion. According to the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (SBIMB), David McDonnall, 28, of Rowlett, Texas, died Tuesday. McDonnall's wife Carrie, 26, who was wounded, remains in critical, but stable condition. A senior American military officer said insurgents were increasingly turning from targeting military forces to civilians, including Christian relief workers, who are involved in the reconstruction effort. The five missionaries were researching needs for humanitarian projects, including working to convert dirty water into pure water in northern Iraq when they were gunned down. SBIMB said that although the missionaries were not there to proselytize, they were in the war-torn country to "meet the needs of the people and express the love of Christ in that way," the Associated Press reported. The attacks have increased concern among Iraq's Christian community, which feels targeted by Muslim militants and remnants of the former regime of Saddam Hussein. Some Christians have left their homes and fled the country because of intense pressure from religious extremists, according to Middle East Concern. (From Charisma News Service)

It is a puzzling mentality that some of these people exhibit. Why kill those who are obviously doing some practical good?

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