Beloved missionary Roberta Edwards, 55, who was gunned down in a brazen attack in Haiti on Saturday, told elders at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee, who supported her work there that she had grown "tired" and "scared" just two months ago but never said what was driving her fear.
Edwards was administrator and "mom" at SonLight Children's Home in Port au Prince, where dozens of children received foster care over the years. She also directed a nutrition center that feeds 160 children two meals a day, five days a week, in addition to providing funds for these children to attend school.
Harold Pirtle, a church elder who traveled from Tennessee to comfort the children at the now motherless home in the Croix-des-Bouquets suburb of Port-au-Prince, told The Associated Press that Edwards said she was tired and scared but she never mentioned any specific threats. more >>
The Episcopal Church continues to experience losses in both church attendance and membership, according to recently released numbers from the denomination's Office of the General Convention.
From 2013 to 2014, active baptized members in domestic dioceses went from 1.866 million to 1.817 million, representing a loss of nearly 50,000 members.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced a change in their fetal tissue donation policy, in a move that one pro-life critic calls "an admission of guilt."
America's largest abortion provider released a statement Tuesday noting that their clinics will no longer accept reimbursements for fetal tissue donations.
An American missionary who became a mother to orphaned children in Haiti, and kept scores of others from going hungry through a nutrition program, was viciously gunned down on Saturday while one of the children she was traveling with was kidnapped.
Haiti's National Police said the missionary, Roberta Edwards, 55, who was affiliated with the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee, was shot in her car and a 4-year-old child was kidnapped, according to NBC News.
In a statement Sunday, the church said witnesses report that "Roberta's car was stopped by another vehicle which intentionally blocked her path. Armed gunmen emerged from the vehicle and fired into Roberta's car, causing her death." more >>
Conservative activists delivered a petition to Capitol Hill with over 130,000 signatories in defense of a U.S. soldier recently discharged for beating an Afghan police commander who allegedly raped a child.
Sgt. Charles Martland was discharged by the U.S. Army upon admitting that he had physically assaulted the police commander, who reportedly admitted to repeatedly raping an Afghan boy.
Family Research Council Executive Vice President Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (ret.) met with Senator John McCain on Friday afternoon regarding the matter. more >>
There are so many unsung heroes in our everyday life, people who do all the jobs and things the rest of us take for granted.
How would our society function without all the crossing-guards, janitors, truck drivers, and other blue-collar workers?
One of those unsung heroes is Mr. Patton, a custodian for at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. more >>