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RICHMOND, Va.—“It’s worth it all. It’s worth it all,” said the Christian worker of the sacrifice made by three of his colleagues killed by a gunman nearly a decade ago at Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen.

Emotions remain raw and close to the surface for this man, who fondly remembers the slain workers as “some of God’s greatest servants.” Fighting back tears as he spoke, the worker paused unexpectedly while retelling how his colleagues lost their lives.

“A man came in with a gun under his arm and …” he said, his voice cracking.

On Dec. 30, 2002, the gunman entered the hospital and shot and killed Christian workers William Koehn, Kathleen Gariety and Martha Myers — all employees at the hospital.

“They gave their lives that Yemen might hear the Gospel,” the worker said.  Full Article

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