November 28, 2014

Edwin Roman-Acevedo - Law Enforcement - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Agent Edwin Roman-Acevedo, age 36, died on November 26, 2014, at a hospital in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Agent Roman-Acevedo was a member of the San Juan Police Department. He had 10 years of service.

In the evening of November 26th, Edwin was off duty as a police officer. He was in the parking lot of a pharmacy where his wife works, in Trujillo Alto, when he noticed two armed men approaching the entrance. He identified himself as an officer and a struggle with the two men ensued. They wanted to grab his weapon.

During the struggle one of the men shot Officer Roman-Acevedo but he was able to maintain control of his weapon and returned fire. One of the suspects was wounded and both managed to flee the scene.

Edwin was rushed to a nearby hospital where sadly he succumbed to his injuries. 

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Edwin and for those who
have lost him
One of the suspects, David Aponte Villalba, age 22, was taken into custody when he went to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds.

The San Juan Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

Edwin's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Edwin is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and child.

Thank you for your service to the community, Edwin.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Edwin is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

November 26, 2014

Wardell Turner - U.S. Military Fatality in Afghanistan

Wardell Turner
Sgt. Major Wardell Turner, age 48, of Nanticoke, Maryland, died on November 24, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an explosive device.

He was assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Drum, New York.

Family members stated that he most recently served with the 720th Military Police Battalion. He was promoted to sergeant major in July of 2013.

Sgt. Major Turner and another U.S. soldier were killed. Six civilians also died and many were wounded.

This was Wardell's second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Wardell graduated in 1984 from James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Maryland. He was heavily into football during his high school years. He attended Towson University on a football scholarship, and graduated in 1989 with a degree in business administration. 

Angels of God, pray for Wardell and for
those who have lost him.

Wardell later earned a master's degree in criminal justice from Central Missouri State University in 2011.

Wardell's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother.

Friends describe Wardell as a quiet man, uncomplaining, purposeful and helpful.

Wardell's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He was serious, even as a teenager, and was a devoted family man. He had values and integrity. He will be forever mourned.

Wardell is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including but not limited to his mother, Wanda; his three siblings; his wife, Katherine; five children and three grandchildren.

Thank you for serving, Wardell.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Wardell.

Pray that Wardell is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Joseph Riley - U.S. Military Fatality in Afghanistan

Joseph Riley
Spc. Joseph Riley, age 27, of Grove City, Ohio, died on November 24, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an explosive device.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Spc. Riley and another U.S. soldier were killed. Six civilians also died and many were wounded.

Joseph was known as Joey to his family and friends.

He graduated from Grove City High School in 2005. He played football in high school and at Capital University and then decided on a military career. 


Joseph's military comrades are in mourning over the death of their brother. 

Friends describe Joseph as a born leader and a hard worker. He was kind to others and decent all around.  He was uptempo and was known for his welcoming smile. He
Light a candle for Joseph.  Light his way to Heaven.
wanted to make a difference.  He will be forever remembered.

Joseph's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. They are proud of their son. He loved the Army and felt that he was defending freedom.  He was a man of faith and a member of Memorial Baptist Church.  He will be forever mourned.

Joseph is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his parents, Michelle and Rodney Riley; and two siblings.

Thank you for serving, Joey.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Joseph.

Pray that Joseph is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

James Hart - Law Enforcement - Elmore County, Alabama

James Hart
Deputy Sheriff James Bart Hart, age 50, died in the line of duty on November 23, 2014, in Alabama.

Deputy Hart was a member of the Elmore County Sheriff's Office. He had 2 1/2 years of service.

James had entered into law enforcement after retiring as a Lieutenant from the Montgomery Fire Department.  He had served with the Fire Department for 24 years.

James was known as Bart to his family, friends and colleagues.

James had cleared the scene of a road accident and at about 7:45 p.m., he was travelling south in Wetumpka, Alabama. A vehicle crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head on.

James was wearing a seat belt but still suffered fatal injuries. The vehicle that crossed the center line was driven by Austin Augustine, age 16, who died in the crash.  Two passengers, Dylan Bieber and Hoyt Hardin, both age 16, also died from the impact.  A third passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a nearby hospital.  
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
James Hart and for those who
have lost him.

The Elmore County Sheriff's Office and the Montgomery Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

James' loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. He spent most of his life taking care of others. He was a man of faith and was a member of Central Baptist Church. He will be forever mourned.
Raphael, Archangel of healing,
pray for Austin, Dylan and
Hoyt and for those who
have lost them.

James is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents, Ray and Jo Hart; his brother, David; his wife, Charlotte Lanier Hart; and his daughter, Christina.

Thank you for your service to the community, James.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye. 

Pray that James is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray that Austin, Dylan and Hoyt are in heaven. Pray that they are at peace and are with God. Amen.

Pray for the parents of these boys.  They have suffered an unspeakable loss.  

November 24, 2014

Kyle Sinclair - Canadian Soldier - died in an accident in Ontario

Craftsman Kyle Sinclair, age 27, died in the line of duty on November 21, 2014, at a hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. 

Kyle Sinclair
Kyle was a member of the 2nd Service Battalion, 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, stationed at Camp Petawawa. 

It has been reported but not confirmed that earlier on November 21st, Kyle had been working on an armored patrol vehicle, when a seat lever released striking his head. He was given first aid by his colleagues and was rushed to a nearby hospital and then to Ottawa.  Sadly, he passed away later that day. 

The circumstances of this tragedy are under investigation. 

Kyle grew up in Whitby, Ontario. He attended Fleming College before joining the Army in 2012. He was posted to Camp Petawawa in July of 2014. He was a vehicle technician and was undergoing a 2 year training program. 

Kyle's military colleagues are in mourning over the death of their young brother.
Angels of God, pray for Kyle and for those
who have lost him.
Military officials describe Kyle as a talented soldier and technician. He was competent, mature and a natural leader. He had a winning smile and was uptempo.  He was always willing to help others. He was proud of his service. He will be forever remembered.

Kyle's loved ones are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He was a good man who will be forever mourned.

Kyle is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Anna Loveman; his father, Guy; and his siblings, Evan, Roslin and Graeme.

Thank you for your service, Kyle. 

Pray for all who die my misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Kyle is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Christopher Smith - Law Enforcement - Leon County, Florida

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith, age 47, died in the line of duty on November 22, 2014, at a house in Tallahassee, Florida. 
Chris Smith

Deputy Smith was a member of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.  He had almost 6 years of service with the department. 

Deputy Smith and Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl had responded at about 10:22 a.m. to reports of a house fire at a Tallahassee residence. Deputy Smith was approached from behind by a male who shot and killed him without warning. 

The shooter, Curtis Wade Holley, age 53, then took Chris' firearm and started shooting at other responders including city police officers and firefighters. 

Deputy Colin Wulfekuhl was also shot and wounded.  

Curtis Holley was shot and killed after an estimated 12 or 13 minutes of gunfire between him and law enforcement officers. He was known to local authorities as being anti-government and anti-police.  It is speculated that he set his own house on fire hoping to kill as many law enforcement officers as he could. 

Chris had previously served as a dispatcher and as a corrections officer.

Chris' funeral will be held at the Bradfordville First Baptist Church in Tallahassee. 
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Chris and for those who have lost him.


The Leon County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. He will be forever remembered.

Chris' loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Chris is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and two children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Chris.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers.

Pray that Chris is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Kyle McConkey - 18 year old Canadian needs our help!

Kyle McConkey
Kyle McConkey, age 18, of Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada, has a rare form of leukemia.

He's been battling this disease for two years.  Two years ago he received a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother, Keegan. Everything seemed to be working and Kyle went into remission.  

Sadly, the leukemia returned again in early 2014. A second bone marrow transplant failed.  

Kyle was told in November of 2014, that there were no other options available to him and that he had just weeks to live. 

However, there is a ray of hope.  The Seattle Children's Hospital is experimenting with a new immuno-therapy which fights against cancer using the patient's own immune system. 

The hospital in Seattle is willing to accept Kyle as a patient in the therapy program.
Angels of God, pray for Kyle.
However, they can only treat Kyle if the treatment is paid for.  The Canadian government does not cover this experimental procedure under its universal health care system. 

Therefore help is needed and quickly.  The cost is $250,000.00.  $115,452.00 has been raised as of November 24, 2014.  

The McConkey family have to travel to Seattle by December 10, 2014, to start treatment. 

Kyle's mother, Jo-Anne and his father, Ross, are asking for our help.  They are desperate to save their son. 

If you can contribute anything towards the cost of this young man's medical treatment, please click here.  

Pray for Kyle's recovery. 

November 21, 2014

Jeffrey Greene - Police Officer killed in Union County, North Carolina

Jeff Greene
Sergeant Jeffrey Greene, 54 years old, died in the line of duty on November 19, 2014, on a roadway in North Carolina.

Sergent Greene was a member of the Union County Sheriff's Office, based in Monroe. He had 10 years of service.

Jeff was parked at an intersection. A tanker truck was stopped at the light. A tractor-trailer attempted to avoid rear-ending the tanker truck. The tractor-trailer then struck another car and then flipped and landed on top of Jeff Greene's vehicle, wounding him fatally. 


Eddie Weeks
Tragically Jeff Greene, died at the scene of the collision.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Eddie Ray Weeks, age 39, of Fayetteville, was transported to a local hospital and was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. It is undetermined at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in this tragic crash.


Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
of the Police, pray for Jeff
and for those who have lost him.
The Union County Sheriff's Office is in mourning over the death of their brother. Jeff is described as a friendly man, and a family man who was a valuable member of the Department. He was often the first to check in and the last to leave.  He did his best as an officer. Jeff will be forever remembered.

Friends stated that they are devastated by his death. He was a good man, who loved his family and who tried to do the best that he could on his job. 

Jeff Greene started his career with the Sheriff's Office in December of 2004. He became a sergeant in 2006. He was heavily into the sex offender program. He wanted to ensure that the offenders were registered and were accounted for and that they obeyed the law.

Jeff's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a good man who will be forever remembered.

Jeff is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife April, his two daughters - Nicole and Allison; and 5 grandchildren.

Thank you for your service to the community, Jeff.

Pray for all who die my misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Jeff is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

November 19, 2014

The Artistry of the Human Race

The Human Race suffers and fails. So often it seems like we are completely going in the wrong direction.

However, humans are innovative, intelligent, thoughtful, spiritual and capable.

Below are a few examples of human artistry that exists today.


An artificial elephant created in Nantes, France

The statue of Christ, the Redeemer, in Rio, Brazil

Mural art on a house in Rennes, France

These are all wonderful examples of human artistry and achievement. 

Pray that some of the talents of the human race can be directed to Peace in our world and in this century.  

Father, it is time. Amen.

Leo Moody and Wade Shorey - Good Samaritans in Maine

The Good Samaritan comes to the
aid of strangers, selflessly.
On November 17, 2014, Stephen McGouldrick, age 55, was driving on a road in Kossouth Township, in Maine.

He had three other passengers in the vehicle - Brenda Haney, age 53, of Calais, Beverly Metcalf, age 34, of Talmadge, and her 3 month old daughter,

Stephen lost control of the SUV which skidded on the icy road, rolled down an embankment and fell into a stream in about 3 feet of water.

Leo Moody, a passerby from Kingman, Maine, went into the water and crawled into the car which was upside down. He used a knife to cut the straps holding in the baby seat and pulled the 3 month old girl to safety.

Another passerby, Wade Shorey, performed CPR on the child and revived her. She
Wade Shorey - one of
the Good Samaritans
had been submerged under water for a short time and wasn't breathing. Wade is a married father who had recently learned CPR.

The child was taken to a local hospital and is okay. 

Unfortunately, we don't have a photo of Leo Moody at the time of this posting. 

Leo's wife, Betsy, stated that her husband returned home from work - freezing, shaken and soaking wet. She is extremely proud of her husband who came to the aid of those in distress. She loves him a great deal. 

God bless Leo Moody and Wade Shorey.  They are Good Samaritans.  Good Samaritans are the everyday heroes of the modern era. 

God knows we need more men like them in this world.  

United Nations says: ISIS Leaders should face war crimes trials

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi
- the War Criminal
A United Nations' report has called for War Crimes trials for the leaders of IS (Islamic State), which is also known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).

ISIS is a terrorist organisation which claims religious and political authority over all Muslims. Its ambition is to establish a caliphate to control Muslim regions of the Middle East including Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus and parts of Turkey. They are also attempting to expand into the North African Muslim countries of Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.

The current "Caliph" of Islamic State is Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, age 43.

Witnesses of the activities of ISIS in Syria and Iraq have testified that:

ISIS continues to commit crimes against humanity including beheading of captured soldiers and political prisoners and continues to stone and shoot civilians. 

ISIS members shooting captured Iraqi soldiers - 2014
ISIS members have "perpetrated egregious violations of binding international humanitarian law and the war crime of murder on a massive scale."

ISIS has also deprived 600,000 people in northern Syria of deliveries of food and medical aid. 

Ruaa Diab - murder
victim
In the areas that they control, they have ordered lashings and amputations for offences such as smoking cigarettes or theft.

A young female Dentist in Deir al-Zor, Ruaa Diab, was tortured and murdered by ISIS because they felt that she had links to the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.

It has also been reported that in ISIS controlled areas, children were urged to inform on their parents; women were stoned for unapproved contact with men; and Christians and other minorities have been forced to convert to Islam, flee the area or pay a tax for not converting.  

Also numerous occasions of crucifixions of so-called "traitors to ISIS" have taken place in areas they control.

Pray for an end to this vile group who bring torture, murder and suffering to the world. They want to live in the brutality of the 13th century.  They want to drag the entire world back in time with them.

God save us from the barbarians. Amen.

Alejandro Castro - Firefighter - Brownsville, Texas

Firefighter/Medic Alejandro Castro, age 40, died while on duty on November 16, 2014, in Brownsville, Texas. 
Alex Castro

Alejandro was known as Alex to his family and friends. 

He was a member of the Brownsville Fire Department.  He was a driver and pump operator at Station No. 8. He had 14 years of service. 

During the evening of November 16th, he was at the Station, when he was found unconscious.  CPR was performed on him but tragically he had passed away. 

It is believed that Alex died of atherosclerotic vascular disease. 

The Brownsville Fire Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Officials stated that Alex was a great guy who was always willing to help others.  He was uptempo, well-liked and well-respected by his peers. Alex will be forever remembered.
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Alex and
for those who have lost him

Alex's loved ones are devastated by his sudden death. He will be forever mourned.

Alex is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his wife and two children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Alex. 

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Alejandro is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

November 17, 2014

The Poppy Moat at the Tower of London - a remembrance of World War One

World War I was a military conflict that lasted from 1914 to 1918 and involved most of the world's great powers.

The total number of casualties in World War I, both military and civilian, were about 37 million: 16 million deaths and 21 million wounded. The total number of deaths includes 9.7 million military personnel and about 6.8 million civilians. The Entente Powers (also known as the Allies) lost 5.7 million soldiers and the Central Powers about 4 million.

The Poppy moat at the Tower of London
World War I devastated an entire generation and changed the world. Conflicts were no longer regional, they started becoming global. The sheer amount of destruction and death has only been eclipsed by World War II.

Since it ended, all countries involved have held memorials to remember their fallen dead who sacrificed their lives for the good of their country. This fact is all the more so in England, where nearly a million people lost their lives. What they've done to commemorate their fallen soldiers is truly beautiful, while also helping us understand the true scope of these soldiers' sacrifice. Even a hundred years later, we should not forget their incredible acts of heroism.

In the summer of 2014, the moat that surrounds the Tower of London was filled with 888,246 red ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial soldier who perished during World War I.

Speak up for peace.  It is time. 

God save us from the war-mongers.  They are killing us, Father.