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Shooting in Athens Georgia
« on: April 27, 2009, 12:04:20 PM »
We had a terrible tragedy in Athens, Georgia this weekend.  A UGA professor shot and killed his wife and two others at a picnic for a local theater group.  He is now on the run and a nationwide search for him has been launched.

The victims were Marie Bruce (his wife), Tom Tanner, and Ben Teague, whom I personally knew-- a kind hearted, self sacrificing man who dedicated his life to Town and Gown Players and to the Athens performing arts community, and who gave his life trying to stop Zinkhan from hurting those he loved.

Please pray for the Town and Gown community.  Please pray for the victims and their families.  Please pray that George Zinkhan is safely apprehended.  And most of all, please pray for the children of George Zinkhan and Marie Bruce, who lost their mother, and now their father, and whose lives are forever changed by their father's terrible actions.

May their memory be eternal!!!!  May God's LOVE, MERCY, and COMPASSION rain down on those poor children and on the friends and loved ones of Marie, Tom, and Ben. 
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Matthew 18:5

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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 12:18:59 PM »
Memory Eternal to the assassinated human beings, and Lord, have mercy on the perpetrator, and on his children, and on all who are involved in this tragedy. Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 12:37:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 12:44:16 PM »
May the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 02:42:38 PM »
May the Lord grant eternal rest to the deceased and comfort and strengthen their families.

Amen!

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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 04:11:09 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 04:13:13 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 05:32:36 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 05:56:17 PM »
Lord Have Mercy! Amen
May the Victims Memory Be Eternal...Amen
Blessed Rest Grant them Lord  Among Thy Just,,,,Amen
Grant The Surviving Members And Friends Peace ,Love, Mercy And Forgiveness ,,,Amen Amen
May The Father Come To Repentance Of This Horrible Deed,,,Amen

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ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2009, 09:17:30 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2009, 09:19:23 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Shooting in Athens Georgia
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 04:59:36 AM »
Pahulay nga dayun ihatag kanila O Ginoo! Grant them Eternal Rest O Lord!
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