Published at Inspire a Fire on October 18, 2017 after a church shooting that left many members of this small-town church wounded.
You may have read the headlines a few weeks ago. A lone gunman, Emmanuel Samson, age 25, sits in a parked car with engine running for 20 minutes, waiting for church services to let out.
He was no stranger to this church. He attended for several months, just a few years before. So he knew the layout, this parking lot, these people. They welcomed him with open arms, taking the time to learn who he was and what brought him their way.