The pastor of the Texas church where a murderous gunman recently killed 26 people has revealed that nearly 30 people have reached out to him to proclaim that they have reconnected with their faith as a result of the horrific incident.  Pastor Frank Pomeroy of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, teared up as he told NBC News that this has encouraged him to forge on in his pastoral work,

despite losing many friends as well s his own 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, in the carnage. “Prior to this, I was fighting the battle to the best of my ability,” Pomeroy said of his work as a preacher. “But even more so now, that I know there’s 26 more martyrs that have laid down their life for that battle and the Lord left me here, I feel, means that he wanted me to continue that fight for him in their names as well.” READ MORE