March 4, 2015

Terence Avery Green - Law Enforcement Fatality - Georgia

Police Officer Terence Green died in the line of duty on March 4, 2015, at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Terence Green (L);  Amanuel Menghesa (R)
Officer Green was a member of the Fulton County Police Department. He had 22 years of service.

Fulton County is the principal county of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

At about 1:00 a.m., Officer Green and other officers responded to reports of shots fired inside a house in Fairburn, a suburb of Atlanta. The inhabitant of the house was known to Police.  He was not located inside the house and officers searched the neighborhood. 

During the search, the suspect opened fire on officers from a concealed position in the dark.  Officer Green was struck in the head.  The suspect was wounded and taken
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Terence and for those
who have lost him.
into custody. 

Officer Green was rushed to a local hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries.

Amanuel Menghesa was arrested in connection with this shooting.

The Fulton County Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a dedicated and capable officer. He will be forever remembered.

Terence's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death.  He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Terence is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents and his four sons.

Thank you for your service, Terence.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Terence is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

March 2, 2015

The ISIS Beheader Jihadi John - identified as Mohammed Emwazi of England

In the past several months an ISIS terrorist known commonly as Jihadi John has participated in a number of videos posted to the Internet. 

Mohammed Emwazi in white;  Mohammed Emwazi in black
ISIS is a terrorist organisation which claims religious and political authority over all Muslims. Its ambition is to establish a "caliphate" to control Muslim regions of the Middle East including Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus and parts of Turkey.

Jihadi John wears a black mask and black clothing. He has an English accent. He then proceeds to go on a rant in support of the Islamic State (ISIS).

And then he saws off the heads of his captives with a serrated knife.

He has cut the heads off of at least five hostages. He seems to get off on the killings.

Jihadi John is actually Mohammed Emwazi, age 26.

He was born to Iraqi parents who moved to neighboring Kuwait but were refused
Light a candle for all of the victims
of Mohammed Emwazi.  Light their
way to Heaven.
citizenship. They then moved to England in 1994 when he was 6 years old. He attended the University of Westminster in London studying computer science.

He went to Syria early in 2013 to join ISIS. Prior to this he may have tried to join another terrorist group, Al-Shabaab in Somalia, with whom he was obsessed.

Former teachers state that he was a good student but had been bullied at school. An Internet firm in Kuwait, where he eventually worked, described him as a great employee and as "calm and good with people".

If the U.S. or Britain can pinpoint where he is located, he will be blown away in a drone attack and so will all of those standing near him. In the interim, the U.S. Senate has approved a $10 million bounty for information leading to his capture.

Mohammed Emwazi is insane and is a psychopath. He personally knew the captives he beheaded. It's sort of an unreal and macabre situation in which you say "Hello Dude. How are you today? I'm going to have to cut your head off but don't take it personally."

The fear and pain that these beheaded captives suffered is unspeakable.

We pray that Mohammed Emwazi is captured and brought to justice to stand trial for his atrocities.

God save us from all religious extremists and from the psychopaths. They are killing us, Father. Amen.

    Dericka Banks - a hit and run victim in Miami - needs our prayers

    Dericka Banks
    Dericka Banks, age 18, was struck down on February 28, 2015, on a street in Miami, Florida.

    At about 9:30 p.m., Dericka was walking home with her boyfriend Satchal Rivers. They were crossing the street when a car slammed into Dericka and kept going.

    The vehicle that struck Dericka may have be a champagne colored SUV with a missing bumper and front end damage. If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

    Dericka was rushed to a nearby hospital where it was found she had head injuries, a broken arm and a broken leg and respiratory trouble. She was placed on a ventilator to enable her to breathe.

    Her family are very disturbed and shaken up over this disastrous event. They are
    Pray for Dericka's
    recovery
    praying for her.

    She is an intelligent young woman who likes to have fun, dance and play with her 3 year old nephew. She intends to go to college. She wants to do her best.

    God save us from the drunk drivers, the doped up drivers and the speeding drivers. They strike us down on the road and then run away like wolves. Amen.

    Pray for Dericka's recovery. 

    February 27, 2015

    Eric Desjardins - a Good Samaritan died in Perth, Ontario

    Eric Desjardins
    Eric Desjardins, age 38, died on February 25, 2015, at a hospital in Perth, Ontario. 

    Eric was driving near Perth at about 9:30 p.m. when he came across a road accident. An older woman had driven off the road and into a ditch.  Eric stopped to see if he could be of assistance. When he got out of his vehicle, he was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 51 year old man from the Perth area. 

    Eric was rushed to a local hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries. 

    It appears that alcohol was not a factor in the collision and no charges are pending. 

    The Good Samaritan comes to
    the aid of strangers, selflessly.
    Eric attended Garneau Catholic High School in Orléans, Ontario. 

    Eric worked as a wash bay supervisor at a trucking company in Perth.  His supervisors and co-workers there describe him as a good man and a valued employee.  He was helpful, happy and upbeat. He greatly loved his wife and kids.  He will be forever missed. 

    Eric's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned. 

    Eric is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife and children.

    Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. They are the Good Samaritans and are the real heroes of the modern era.

    Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

    Pray that Eric is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

    February 25, 2015

    Francisco Hernandez - a Victim of Alleged Drunk Driving in San Jose, California

    Francisco Hernandez, age 40, died on February 22, 2015, at a hospital in San Jose, California. 

    Francisco and his wife were a husband and wife team who ran a street vending cart selling fruit. 

    Francisco Hernandez (L); Marco Chamale (R)
    On February 21, 2015, at about 1:45 p.m., Francisco and his wife were working at their job on the street.  A car struck another vehicle, jumped the curb and then struck the vendors.  The driver drove on crashing into fences and then a parked car. 

    Francisco and his wife were rushed to a local hospital where tragically he passed away the next day.  His wife was injured but survived the collision. 

    Marco Chamale, age 25, of San Jose, was arrested. He may be charged with impaired driving, vehicular manslaughter and hit and run. 

    Saint Jude, pray for
    Francisco and for those
    who have lost him
    The miracle in this tragedy is that there was not the normal line-up at the fruit stand.  Often families with kids lined up as customers.  If they had done so at the moment of the collision, many more people would have been either killed or injured. 

    Advice To All Drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

    Regret can last a lifetime. 

    Friends and customers describe Francisco as a tireless street vendor who had a smile for everyone. He was upbeat and friendly.  His fruit was the best for miles around.  He and his wife are described as happy, hardworking, nice people trying to make an honest living. 

    Francisco will be forever remembered.

    Francisco's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a good man who did his best. He will be forever mourned.

    Francisco is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife and his three children.

    Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

    Pray for justice for Francisco.

    Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

    God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

    Pray that Francisco is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

    February 23, 2015

    Malaki Mildward - a Seven Year old boy killed by Dogs in College Springs, Iowa

    Maliki
    Malaki Mildward, age 7, died on January 22, 2015, at his home in College Springs, Iowa.

    College Springs is a village in Page County, Iowa with a population of just over 200 people.

    Before 5:00 p.m., Malaki was playing outside in the yard with two of his family's dogs. The dogs were mixed breeds with some Pit Bull heritage. They dogs, a male and female, attacked Malaki and bit him to death.

    There were no witnesses to the attack and by the time paramedics arrived on the scene the boy was not breathing.

    These dogs were put down by authorities. It was reported that another child living in the home had been bitten by these dogs several months prior to this attack, but this is not confirmed.

    Large dogs should not be kept in any home in which there are children under the age of 12. Large dogs of any breed can turn on their "family members" for any number of reasons.

    This ban should include but should not be limited to these dogs: Pit Bulls and all related Bull Terrier breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Basenjis, Saint Bernards, German
    Keep all large dogs
    away from your
    children
    Shepherds, Great Danes, Akitas, Boxers, Huskies, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows and Malamutes. There are many more obscure large dog breeds which should also be excluded from homes in which there are children.

    All of these dog breeds are potentially dangerous.Some of these dog breeds have repeatedly proven that they can kill people both young and old, including people simply passing by. They have killed grown women walking in the hallways of their apartment buildings; they have killed 40 year old men jogging by on a country road; they have killed toddlers playing on the floor.

    Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country. 

    Sadly, we have often noticed that in these tragic deaths caused by dogs that so many people come to the defense of the dog and chalk it all up to an unpredictable and unpleasant accident. The person killed is dismissed as if dogs and their well-being were more important than the lives of human beings.  

    God save us from this bizarre mindset. 

    Malaki was a first grader at Garfield Elementary School in Clarinda, Iowa. 

    He was greatly loved by his family members. They have suffered an unspeakable loss. He will be forever mourned.

    Malaki is survived by many loving relatives including his mother, father and sister.

    Malaki is playing in the fields of Heaven. God bless this child. Amen.

    Taylynn DeVaughn - a 2 year old killed by a Pit Bull dog in Pennsylvania

    Taylynn
    Taylynn DeVaughn, age 2, of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, died on February 22, 2015, at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

    Taylynn and her parents were visiting relatives at a house in West Mifflin, which is about 10 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.

    At about 8:45 p.m., Taylynn was attacked by a pit bull mixed breed dog that was resident in the house. Paramedics could do little to save the child who was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

    It is alleged that the dog belongs to the home owner's boyfriend. The case is under investigation by the District Attorney. 

    The dog should immediately be put down. 

    Pit bulls are vicious and unpredictable animals. They were bred 200 years ago for bull baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They should never be around infants or young children under any circumstances.

    Pit Bulls and related breeds have repeatedly proven that they can kill people, both young and old, including people simply passing by. They have killed grown women walking in the hallways of their apartment buildings; they have killed 40 year old men jogging by on a country road; they have killed toddlers playing on the floor.

    Many towns and cities, counties and states do not allow pit bulls and related breeds 
    Do you want a mouth like this
    around your infants?  Seriously?
    within their jurisdictions. Pitbulls are banned outright in a number of European countries, period.


    Where are the authorities in Pennsylvania? Why do you allow Pit Bulls in your state? Wake up.

    Pit Bulls and all related dog breeds should be bred out of existence sooner rather than later.

    Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country. 

    Taylynn's family are devastated over her sudden and tragic death.  She was a sweet child who will be forever mourned.

    Taylynn is survived by many loving relatives including her mother, Tiffany and father, Cory. 

    Pray for her parents who have suffered an unspeakable loss.

    Taylynn is playing in the fields of Heaven.  God bless this girl.  Amen. 

    February 21, 2015

    Kalonda Hawkins - killed by an alleged drunk driver in New Orleans, Louisiana

    Kalonda Hawkins, age 40, died on February 14, 2015, at hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

    Kalonda Hawkins; Logan Calhoun
    During the early morning hours, Kalonda was driving when she was struck by another vehicle which flipped over her car, trapping her inside.  She was only a block from her home. She was injured fatally. 

    Kalonda was an employee of the Audubon Nature Institute.  This is a popular zoo and aquarium facility in New Orleans. 

    Logan Calhoun, age 21, from Texas, has been arrested in connection with this accident.  It is alleged that he was drunk at the time of the collision and that he ran through a stop sign just before he crashed into Kalonda's vehicle.  The police said that his blood alcohol limit was 3 times the allowed amount, that he was swaying on his feet and that he slurred his words. 

    Advice To All Drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi; or stay where you are until
    Angels of God, pray for Kalonda and
    for those who have lost her.
    you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

    Regret can last a lifetime. 

    A funeral service was held for Kalonda today at the Guiding Light Baptist Church. 

    Friends describe Kalonda as a loving and sweet person. She always had a smile on her face and was helpful to others.  She was uptempo. She did her best. She will be forever missed.

    Kalonda's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. They have forgiven the man who caused her death.  She will be forever mourned.

    Kalonda is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother, Jocelyn Reed; and her 3 year old son, Zander.

    Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

    Pray for justice for Kalonda. 

    Pray for Kalonda's son who has lost his mother. 

    God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

    Pray that Kalonda is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

    Katie Eager - allegedly a victim of Domestic Murder in Texas

    Katie Eager, age 24, died on February 16, or 17, 2015, at her apartment in Cedar Park, Texas. 

    Katie Eager; Adam Solis
    Cedar Park is a city about 20 miles north of Austin.  It has a population of just over 61,000. 

    Katie had been shot five or more times and died at the scene.  

    Her live-in boyfriend, Adam Solis, age 31, reported to Police that he found Katie's body when he returned home on February 17. 

    The Police believe that Katie was killed during a heated and rage-filled argument with Adam Solis on the night of February 16.  They believe that he then fled to the home of his parents in San Antonio before reporting the murder the next day.  He has been arrested in connection with this murder.  

    Prior to his arrest he had posted on Facebook that he was grief stricken and that he had loved Katie, calling her his "one and only light".  

    Adam Solis declined to speak to investigators after his arrest. He has not admitted to anything and is innocent until proven guilty. However, someone in Katie's apartment killed her. She didn't shoot herself five times. 

    Allegedly, neighbors of Katie and Adam heard them arguing and fighting and then
    Jesus, pray for Katie and for those
    who have lost her
    silence.  None of them called the Police. 

    Katie had attended Pine Tree High School in Longview, Texas and graduated in 2009. She was an outstanding student and was captain of the "Precision Drill Team". She also was a member of the National Honor Society and editor of the yearbook.

    Katie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.  She earned a bachelor's degree in human development and family sciences.  She was currently working as a manager at a Restaurant and Cinema complex in Austin. 

    Friends describe her as uptempo, loving and encouraging.  She will be forever missed.

    Katie's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

    Katie is survived by many loving friends and family members including her mother, Laura Rodgers.

    Pray for justice for Katie. 

    God save us from those who say they love us and then kill us. Amen.

    Pray that Katie is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.


    February 20, 2015

    Lauren Mohr - a Good Samaritan who died in Connecticut

    Lauren Mohr
    Lauren Mohr, age 34, of Wallingford, Connecticut, died on February 19, 2015, at a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

    She had just finished her night shift at Barcelona Restaurant in New Haven and was driving home on Interstate 91.  At about 12:30 a.m., she witnessed a hit and run accident and pulled over to see if she could be of assistance.  She called 911 and was waiting with the victims for help to arrive. 

    It was reported but not confirmed that Lauren thought that a car was coming towards her and jumped out of the way. Alternatively, she may have slipped on the snow and ice. Tragically, she fell over a concrete wall and off of a bridge.  She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

    The hit and run driver has been charged with several offences. 

    Lauren was a graduate of Sheehan High School in Wallingford and recently received her associate's degree in social work from Middlesex Community College. In the fall, Lauren had planned to continue studying social work at Southern Connecticut State University.

    Lauren had served in the Air Force for four years and had trained as a medical technician.  She also worked as a temporary aide in the undergraduate admissions
    Father, place Lauren on the stairway
    to Heaven
    office at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. 

    Friends describe Lauren as a woman who was always there for others.  She valued family and friendship above all. Her co-workers are in shock. She will be forever remembered. 

    Lauren's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. They describe her as courageous, optimistic, caring and intelligent. She had faced a lot of challenges in her lifetime. She is their hero. She will be forever mourned. 

    Lauren is survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to her mother, Diana; her father, Laurence; step-mother, Joan; and sister, Arwen.

    Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. They are the Good Samaritans and are the real heroes of the modern era.

    Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

    Pray that Lauren is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

    February 18, 2015

    Anthony Victor Pineda - a security guard killed during a robbery in San Bernardino, California

    Anthony Victor Pineda
    Anthony Victor Pineda, age 25, of Rowland Heights, California, died on February 16, 2015, at a marijuana dispensing store in San Bernardino, California.

    The store is in a small strip-mall.

    Anthony was called Tony by many of his friends and relatives.

    At about 10:00 p.m., Anthony was working as a security guard at the store when he was shot and killed by two armed men who were robbing the place. Anthony may have wounded one of the robbers in an exchange of gunfire.

    Marijuana dispensing stores are illegal in San Bernardino. The staff members who work at the store have refused to help the Police with any information. The police had to break down the doors to even get into the place where they found Anthony Pineda deceased. The store's owners had to be forced by court order to provide the videotapes of the confrontation.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Detective Joshua Cunningham at (909) 384-5745 or Sgt. Carl Williams at (909) 693-6665.

    We put this question to the thieves who killed Anthony: What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

    Anthony graduated from Ontario High School. In prior years he had worked as an
    Mary, pray for Anthony and
    for those who have lost him
    ocean lifeguard for Huntington Beach. It was reported that during his time as a lifeguard he had saved several lives. He loved water polo and promoted the sport on the Internet. He was scheduled to work as a security guard at the upcoming 2015 Academy Awards ceremony.

    Friends stated that Anthony had a love of people and a zest for life. He was pleasant and energetic. He was articulate, intelligent and ambitious. He was respectful and hard-working. He had plans for the future.

    Anthony's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

    Anthony is survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever miss him.

    Pray for all who go to work and who die there.

    Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

    Pray that Anthony Pineda is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

    Kristi Clark and her son, Carter - Good Samaritans died in Tennessee

    Kristi and Carter
    Kristi Clark, age 34, of Franklin, Tennessee, and her son, Carter Oakley, age 10, died on February 16, 2015.

    Kristi was heading to the grocery store at about 9:00 p.m. when she came across a road accident on an interstate about 20 miles south of Nashville. An SUV had overturned on the icy roadway.

    Kristi stopped to see if she could be of assistance. As she and her son, Carter, approached the vehicle, a tractor-trailer swerved into them.

    Carter died at the scene of the collision. Kristi was rushed to a hospital in Franklin where she passed away a short time later.

    The five persons in the overturned SUV all survived.

    It is unknown if charges will be brought against the tractor-trailer driver.

    Family members stated that Kristi had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. It's just what she did. She was looked up to by her siblings. She was deeply devoted to her children. She was very independent, determined, loving and quick-witted.

    Carter was in the fourth grade at Oak View Elementary School. He is described as an
    Angels of God, pray for Kristi and
    Carter and for those who have
    lost them
    exceptional boy who stood out. He was a hard worker and a good kid.

    Kristi and Carter's loved ones are devastated over their sudden and tragic deaths. Kristi and Carter will be forever mourned.

    Kristi and Carter are survived by many loving friends and family members including but not limited to Kristi's father, Brad Lewis; Kristi's husband, John Clark; and a 4 year old daughter and sister to Carter, Adelyn.

    Pray for all who die while coming to the aid of others. They are Good Samaritans and are the real heroes of the modern era.

    Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

    Pray that Kristi and Carter are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

    February 16, 2015

    Siegfried Dove Mortera - Law Enforcement Fatality - Guam

    Police Officer Siegfred Mortera, age 49, died in the line of duty on February 14, 2014, at a Naval hospital in Guam. 

    Dove Mortera
    Officer Mortera was a member of the Guam Police Department.  He had 17 years of service. 

    Guam is an island with an area of 209 square miles located in the western Pacific Ocean.  It is a territory of the United States. The population is just under 160,000. 

    Siegfried was known as Dove to his family and friends. 

    On February 11, 2015, Dove was undergoing a SWAT training exercise at Eagles Field in Mangilao, Guam. He was leading a run of other SWAT team members when he suddenly fell to his knees and collapsed at approximately 9:00 am. CPR was performed until medics arrived.  Dove was transported to the Naval Hospital.  

    Dove slipped into a coma for three days and tragically passed away. He died of a heart attack. 

    Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
    of the Police, pray for Dove
    and for those who have lost him
    Dove had had a previous heart attack.  However, Police Department officials are going to re-evaluate SWAT training to see if any adjustments need to be made. Two other SWAT trainees had become ill from dehydration during these training exercises.  They have stated that in future, persons taking the training course will be taken out of the heat periodically in order to cool down and rehydrate. 

    The Guam Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He is described as a hard worker, a good friend and a family man. He did his best. He will be forever remembered.

    Dove's loved ones are devastated over his unexpected death. He will be forever mourned.

    Dove is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and his four children.

    Thank you for your service, Dove. 

    Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

    Pray that Dove is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

    Barbarism Alert - Egyptian Christians beheaded by ISIS Terrorists

    Sometime shortly before February 15, 2015, the ISIS Terrorist group beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya. 

    Inhumanity on a beach in Libya
    The 21 Egyptians had been captured in late December of 2014 and early January of 2015. The men were all from poor areas of Egypt who went to Libya in search of work and the promise of much higher wages than can be found at home.

    The video shows a large group of men in orange jumpsuits being led by a group of ISIS terrorists down a beach. The handcuffed captive men are made to kneel and each is then beheaded by the terrorist standing behind him. The video is reportedly captioned: “The people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian church.”

    One of the terrorists with a knife in his hand states in the video: "Safety for you crusaders is something you can only wish for"......We will conquer Rome by the will of Allah."

    "Crusaders" is the Medieval Islamic term for Christians and "Rome" is the Medieval Islamic term for Christendom in general and for Europe in particular.

    These murders are not confirmed but the video appears to be real and similar to other ISIS videos documenting the deaths of their captives.

    ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) or IS (Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation which claims religious and political authority over all Muslims. Its ambition is to establish a caliphate to control Muslim regions of the Middle East including Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus and parts of Turkey. They are also attempting to expand into the North African Muslim countries of Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

    The current leader or Caliph of the Islamic State is Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, age 43.
    Angels of God, pray for the men
    who were so mercilessly murdered.
    Some reports state that he was killed in November 2014 in an Iraqi bombing raid near the Iraq-Syria border. Other reports state that he was injured but survived. Either way, someone is in control of ISIS and continues the carnage.

    Copts in Egypt constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East. They account for about 10 percent of the Egyptian population. Most Copts adhere to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. There are also Coptic Catholic and Protestant Churches.

    ISIS is slowly gaining ground in Libya which is slowly becoming more divided, politically fractured and lawless.

    In retaliation for this atrocity, Egyptian jets have bombed ISIS targets in Libya hitting some of their military camps and weapons depots.

    The barbarity of it all is unspeakable. It is difficult to believe that such atrocities continue to be undertaken in the name of religion and politics in the 21st century. What man with a soul stands behind a stranger and saws off his head with a knife?

    Pray for the 21 Egyptians who were so mercilessly murdered. Oceans of tears will be shed for these men.

    God save us from this insanity. Amen.

    February 13, 2015

    Randy Parker - a Firefighter fatality in Macon, Georgia

    Lieutenant Randy Parker, age 46, died in the line of duty on February 11, 2015, at a hospital in Macon, Georgia.
    Randy Parker

    Lt. Parker was a member of the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department. He had 25 years of service. He worked out of Station 7. 

    Just before 6:00 p.m. a fire broke out at a single story brick house in south Macon. The residents of the house escaped. 

    Randy was one of the responding firefighters. Firefighters were inside the front door when the floor collapsed and several firefighters fell into the basement.

    Randy died of smoke inhalation and burns.  Five other firefighters were injured during the incident. 

    Randy was a native of Bossier City, Louisiana.  

    The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He is described as a good man, a strong man and a brave man who did his best. He was a team player and he had a sense of humor. He will be forever remembered.

    Friends stated that Randy had been through a lot of personal difficulty.  In the early
    Florian, Patron Saint of
    Firefighters, pray for Randy
    and for those who have
    lost him
    1990's he had been severely injured when he was struck by a vehicle while jogging. In 2000 his former wife was killed in a car accident.

    Randy's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

    Randy is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife, Sandie and his sons, Andrew and Chandler.

    Thank you for your service, Randy. 

    Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

    Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

    Pray that Randy is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.