Tag: missionary

Missionary and son safe after kidnapping

| November 7, 2010 | 0 Comments



Jim Scudder, a missionary in Kenya supported by the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, Ark., and his son, John, are safe after a kidnapping ordeal in the East African nation’s capital, Nairobi. “Details are very sketchy at present,” said Roger Pritchett, missions minister for the Pleasant Valley church. Scudder and his son […]




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Missionary killer sentenced

| March 30, 2010 | 1 Comment



SALT LAKE CITY — LDS Church officials said they are constantly concerned about the safety of their 52,000 missionaries serving around the world. The statement was issued Monday by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the sentencing of James Boughton, Jr., 23, in Virginia. Boughton was found guilty by jurors in 2008 […]




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Church, police fear for kidnapped priest

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 28 (UPI) — Philippine police and Catholic officials are increasingly concerned about the health of kidnapped Irish priest Michael Sinnott, a heart bypass patient abducted two weeks ago. Military intelligence and separatist Islamic group sources have confirmed that Sinnott, 79, is still alive, according to reports in local media. But he is […]




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Church-based Projects in Chad Continue Amidst Security Threats

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



Defying the ongoing security threats, Church-based aid agency continues its good work in eastern Chad amidst ‘banditry,’ and fears the arrival of rain may further “hampered” the task. “While calm has returned to the eastern part of Chad after heavy fighting between Chadian soldiers and rebel militias in early May, our emergency operations are still […]




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