February 26, 2011

"Missionaries are being targeted more often because of who they are and what they’re doing"

Chicago Sun-Times "With eyes wide open. That’s how missionaries face lives where uncertainty and some risk may be unavoidable, said mission leaders reacting to the killing of four people by Somali pirates off East Africa." By TOM KISKEN

'Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey, Calif., used their yacht to distribute Bibles to remote places across the world.

'The Adams were on such a voyage, in an area known for pirate attacks, with another couple, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle of Seattle.

'The boat was hijacked and all four were taken hostage by the pirates. They were fatally wounded before U.S. naval forces could board the vessel to try to save them.

'There have been no reports religion played a role in the attack.'

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