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Wedgewood Baptist Church shooting

From a member of the WEDGEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH demonstrating that God can redeem any tragedy and turn it to good.

"By now almost everyone has heard of the tragedy when a gunman entered Wedgwood Baptist Church and killed 7 people and injured 7 others before taking his own life.

That morning had been the day of "See You at the Pole," when students gather around their flagpole in the morning to pray for their school and nation.
What the media hasn't reported, however, is how God has been so evident, both during and after the shooting. He has done amazing works!

BEFORE THE SHOOTING:

Death seemed imminent

The young man was nearly 18 years old. He was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, similar to many others who joined a rebellion on December 24, 1989. By all outward appearances, this young man meant business. He spotted me out of a crowd of 15 other young men and asked me to step out from the rest of the group. I obeyed his command and moved quickly to where he has asked me to stand.

Face to face with death many times

I was born in Tahlequah Oklahoma on June 6, 1962.
My parents were poor, hard working people. Dad, at the age of 15 ran away from home and met my mother. Dad was in his twenties and mom was twelve when they were married. By the time mom was 18, she had 5 children; three boys and two girls.

Dad was a carpenter He also played country music and fought game cocks both of which involved a lot of drinking and time away from home. As a result, I had my first taste of beer by the time I was seven.


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