North American Mission Board of the SBC, picking up funeral expenses for shooting victims

http://www.bpnews.net/49853/tx-shooting–sbc-leaders-to-visit-grieving-pastor-church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX – (David Roach, Baptist Press.  Please click on the link above for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below.)

 

Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sheri. Frank is the pastor of the Sutherland Springs FBC, who lost a daughter among the 26 murdered.

Southern Baptists ministering in the wake of what some have called the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history say they’ve witnessed “God at work” despite the 26 dead and some 20 others wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Local pastors and field personnel with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) began providing grief counseling within hours of the shooting at First Baptist’s morning worship service Nov. 5. Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines and SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page plan to arrive in Sutherland Springs Nov. 7 to offer prayer and encouragement. SBTC executive director Jim Richards arrived today (Nov. 6).

On behalf of the SBC, the North American Mission Board has offered to cover funeral expenses for all shooting victims in coordination with the SBTC, NAMB confirmed.

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