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There’s a Devil Loose Even at the Church: Father Shoots Dead His Three Children Inside a Sacramento Church and Kills a Fourth Person and Turns the Gun on Himself During So-called Supervised Visit: Children’s Mother Had a Restraining Order Against Him. All 3 Children Were Under the Age of 15 – Daniel Whyte III Says This Is One of the Main Problems With Divorce and Something Has to Change Because This Evil and Foolishness Is Happening Every Day Across America. It Is One Thing for Two Adults to Separate and Divorce Which Is Tragic in Itself, but When You Start Messing With Their Heart, Which Is Their Children, Bad Things Are Going to Happen. My Suggestion Is There Should Not Be This Back-and-forth With the Children. Another Awful Pain and Punishment for Divorce Should Be to Allow the Children to Choose Which Parent They Want to Stay With and the Other Parent Cannot See the Children or Pick Up the Children.
You Are Tearing Out the Children’s Heart When You Do That. This Is a Shame Before God Almighty. Life Would Be Better for Everybody if Parents Would Stop Being Selfish and Do What Is Right by God and What Is Right by the Children. But if for Some Demonic Reason You Can’t Stay Together, Use the Wisdom of Solomon and Put the Children With the Parent They Want to Be With if They Are of Age and Then Separate Completely Where Your Paths Don’t Cross Again, and the Parent Who Is Willing to Give Up the Children, Even to an Inferior Parent, Is Probably the Parent Who Should Have the Children. According to the Daily Mail, A California father who had a restraining order against him and was on a supervised visit with his kids at a church in Sacramento, has shot dead four people including his three young daughters aged nine, ten and 13. The 39-year-old father who has yet to be named then shot the children’s chaperone dead before turning the gun on himself at the church on the outskirts of the California state capital, in the Arden Mall area of the city.
Sheriff Scott Jones said the shooter was estranged from the children’s mother, who had a restraining order against him. The incident started at around 5:10pm on Monday when officers were called to the ‘The Church in Sacramento’, reported ABC10. The shooting happened in the main room of the small church. Emergency services were alerted after an employee at the church who was upstairs heard gunshots and called 911. Grassman said he did not know if the family members belonged to the the church, which sits on a mostly residential block near a commercial area east of downtown Sacramento, CBS13 reported. It wasn’t immediately known how many people were at the church or if there were any services or activities at the time of the shooting.
The church is known to hold Bible study classes for children and teens, although none were scheduled for Monday. So far, a possible motive for the shooting had not been released but the sheriff’s office said it was a case of domestic violence.
According to the Daily Mail, Ukraine’s president has given Boris Johnson a ‘shopping list’ of weapons that are needed in the fight against Vladimir Putin’s forces, it was claimed last night. A source told The Sun that Volodymyr Zelensky ‘made specific requests for military hardware during near daily phone calls, and we are working round the clock to get them into Ukraine.’ Boris Johnson responded by saying that the latest batch of weapons would be flown to Poland within ‘hours and days’ before being driven to Ukraine. The PM will today fly to Poland to visit British troops manning Nato’s eastern border with Russia. The UK has already shipped 2,000 Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAW) to Ukraine, whilst the U.S., Germany, and Belgium are among other countries that have sent or are set to send weapons. It comes after Russia promised that it would hit back against the EU following its support of Ukraine and warned the West against supplying weapons.
A spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry said the steps the bloc has taken against it following its invasion of Ukraine, which include sanctions, will ‘not go unanswered’. It also warned that ‘EU citizens and structures’ involved in sending weapons to Ukraine would be ‘responsible for any consequences’. The threat followed the EU’s decision to close off its airspace to all Russian planes – which later saw Russian carrier Aeroflot suspend all flights to Europe – and ban Kremlin propaganda outlets Russia Today and Sputnik.
According to ABC 7 News, Pastor Ivan Pitts at Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana is recovering after police say he was brutally attacked and stabbed Thursday morning outside his home in Long Beach. Pastor Ralph Williamson at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine says he and Pitts are in a coalition of pastors that were scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday. Williamson said when Pitts didn’t respond to his calls and texts, he became concerned and continued to reach out. “We received a long text message stating what had happened, that Pastor Pitts has been attacked in his own driveway following his return home and he was stabbed several times. It devastated us,” said Williamson. Kelita Gardner is the executive director of operations at Second Baptist Church.
She says Pastor Pitts has been the senior pastor there for more than 10 years. She says Pitts was in his driveway when a man came up to him. “He approached the pastor and asked him if he could ask a question and when he acknowledged him, he stabbed him seven times. Twice in the eye, four times in the back and once in the neck, shoulder area,” said Gardener. Gardner says Pitts ran to a construction site nearby to get help from workers. They got a picture of the man’s license plate. Long Beach police say the suspect’s car was found by Huntington Beach police. Officers arrested the suspect and determined he was the person related to the Long Beach attack.
There’s a Devil Loose: Husband and Wife and Two Children Are Among Four Found Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at What Is Reported to Have Been a ‘Happy’ Texas Family Home – Murder-Suicide in the Small Town of Granbury, Texas, Reaches International Level – Daniel Whyte III Tells All Families to Pray Each Morning and Pray Without Ceasing and Pray for the Family of These People. According to the Daily Mail, Police found the bodies of two girls and their parents during a welfare check at a North Texas home Thursday afternoon in what authorities suspect to be a murder-suicide. Marcus Buchanan, 36 and his wife, Rita Buchanan, 34, were discovered next to two girls – aged 13 and 3 – fatally shot in their home on the 300 block of Kathy Lane in Granbury, police said. A neighbor who lives directly across the street says the adults worked from home, and that all four had moved to Granbury from Las Vegas about six months ago. ‘None of us heard anything.
Nobody in the neighborhood heard any gunfire whatsoever, especially four rounds,’ Crystal Blanchard told KDFW. ‘Marcus was the happiest guy. He always talked. He always hung out with us.’ Police have not made a final determination, but investigators at the scene found evidence pointing to a murder-suicide. ‘Who does that to a child? Those children were innocent. They didn’t deserve that,’ Crystal said. Marcus didn’t have a criminal background, but Rita was charged with disorderly conduct in Henderson, Nevada in 2014, KDFW reports. Child Protective Services did not clarify if the family had a history with them. The Granbury Police Department said there were no updates on the investigation as of Sunday morning.
According to the Daily Mail, Russia appears to have used banned cluster munitions to indiscriminately shell civilian areas in Ukraine’s east that had stood up to Vladimir Putin’s invasion in what would constitute a war crime. Kharkiv, which has witnessed some of the heaviest fighting of the war so far, was hit by rockets fired from Russian positions on Monday – with video showing a shopping centre in the Serpnia area blanketed by explosions. A military source told MailOnline that the videos showed ‘cluster’ munitions had been used. ‘The BM-21 Grad is a multiple launch rocket system used for ‘area denial’, dropping cluster bombs on a concentrated area,’ the expert said. ‘It’s mainly used on enemy troops before an offensive. Used against civilians, it’s not only a war crime, but has only one purpose – to spread terror and alarm among the civilian population.’
Graphic images and video revealed streets littered with the bodies of dead and badly wounded civilians, with other images showing spent BM-21 Grad rocket cartridges laying in the streets and having fallen through apartment roofs. Cluster munitions were also to destroy a school in Okhtyrka, activist group Amnesty said, in which three people including a child were killed. The attack ‘appears to have been carried out by Russian forces, which were operating nearby, and which have a record of using cluster munitions in populated areas,’ Amnesty said. The blasts mark some of the most-serious attacks on civilians since the war began five days ago, and came despite Ukrainian and Russian delegations sitting down in Belarus for ‘peace talks’. Ukraine said ahead of the negotiations that it is seeking a ceasefire and total withdrawal of all Russian forces from its country, with President Zelensky saying he was not hopeful of results but had to try. Moscow would not be drawn on what its ambitions are.
According to Fadeaway World, Shaquille O’Neal’s generosity knows no bounds. Shaq is one of the wealthiest players in the NBA, having amassed a small fortune during his career in the NBA as a superstar. On top of that, he made a lot of smart business decisions and investments and is reaping the reward for that these days. Shaquille O’Neal is clearly a very wealthy man. But unlike a lot of wealthy people, Shaq uses his money to give back to the community. O’Neal has been very generous on numerous occasions. When he once bought a bike for a young kid, he explained that every time he leaves the house, he wants to bless someone and help the needy. His latest endeavor in that vein is truly remarkable. Shaquille O’Neal visited a family of 11 to take them out to dinner. Not only that, but he also bought dinner for another family at the restaurant. After the dinner, he took them to a Mercedes-Benz showroom and bought them a new car.
And as if that was not enough, he spent a lot of time with their children, teaching them about the value of family and love. When he saw that the family also had a damaged mini-van, he took them to a Ford dealership and bought them a new mini-van so that they wouldn’t have to struggle with their old one.
According to Memphis Commercial Appeal, Memphis rapper Snootie Wild has died. The hip-hop artist, real name LePreston Porter, was critically injured in a shooting in Houston, Texas, on Friday and succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital on Saturday. Porter was 36. According to a local Houston television station report, Porter was found shot in the neck next to an SUV in a ditch around 2 a.m. Friday on Houston’s south side. According to the ABC-TV affiliate KTRK report, Porter received CPR at the scene and was sent to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Houston Police Department spokesman Lt. Ronald Willkens told the TV station that Porter accidentally backed into the ditch when another vehicle pulled up and a pair of individuals got out of the car. “They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually,” Willkens said. No arrests have been made.
Born and raised in North Memphis, Porter signed with Yo Gotti’s CMG label in 2013. He launched his run on the label in 2014 with the gold certified hit “Yayo,” which was a Top 30 R&B and Top 20 Billboard charting single. He followed that with an EP, “Go Mode,” which also hit the upper reaches of the R&B and hip-hop charts.
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In closing, remember, God loves you. He always has and He always will. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, today is a good day to get to know Him. Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose from the dead for you. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
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