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Story number 1 for 31 Dec 2002

By December 31, 2002

(Yemen)–We begin today’s newscast in Yemen, where a Muslim extremist gunman shot and killed three American missionaries and seriously wounded a fourth Monday at a Southern Baptist hospital in southern Yemen. The International Mission Board’s Wendy Norvelle. “A single gunman burst into the room where three of our personnel were meeting and opened fire. Those three, Bill Koehn, Kathy Gariety and Martha Myers, were killed immediately. The gunman then reportedly moved to another room where he wounded our pharmacist, Don Caswell.” Norvelle says the security threat isn’t likely change their outreach in Yemen; already, their workers are responding. “We have a quote from one of our workers who was there soon after it happened, and she said that, “We can’t let someone with a gun make us afraid to do what God wants us to do. We are asking people to pray that these deaths will not be a senseless waste, but that God will complete all He’s intended here and that He will be glorified.””

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