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Video clip pays tribute to slain hospital workers

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–A short video honoring the three Southern Baptist hospital workers who were shot and killed in Yemen Dec. 30 has been posted on the International Mission Board’s website.

The 60-second clip pays tribute to hospital administrator William E. Koehn, who worked at the hospital for 28 years; physician Martha C. Myers, who had served there for 25 years; and purchasing agent Kathleen A. Gariety, who had worked there 10 years.

In the video, IMB President Jerry Rankin assures the public that these three missionaries did not give their lives in vain.

“The reality of the fact is that they gave their lives years ago to the people of Yemen,” says Rankin. “They knew the risk that was involved, yet were obedient to God’s call. People knew why they were there and what they believed, and I believe that even in their death that impact will bear fruit.”

To access the video clip, visit www.imb.org/urgent and click on the “Tribute.” The clip also can be downloaded for use with church groups.

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