"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

Martyred on 3/18/2012

Here’s the Fox News story on Joel Shrum that I spoke of this morning. It seems he ran like the winners run! Now he has the prize – Christ-likeness in the presence of Christ.

Al Qaeda-linked group claims it killed American teacher in Yemen for Christian proselytizing

Published March 18, 2012

SANAA, Yemen – A group linked to Al Qaeda claims it killed an American teacher in Yemen for Christian proselytizing.

Joel Shrum, a 29-year-old English language teacher from Harrisburg, Pa., had worked for two years in the central city of Taiz.

Yemeni officials say Shrum was killed in his car Sunday morning when assailants in military uniforms sped up next to him on a motorcycle, opened fire and then sped away. Witnesses say he was killed instantly.

A text message sent to journalists said, “This operation comes as a response to the campaign of Christian proselytizing that the West has launched against Muslims.” It claimed Shrum was “one of the biggest American proselytisers.”

The text message from an unidentified person claimed responsibility on behalf of a group called the Partisans of Islamic Law.

CBS affiliate WHP in Harrisburg reports that Shrum is survived by two children and his wife, who also taught at the school in Yemen.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/03/18/american-teacher-killed-by-gunmen-in-yemen-officials-say/#ixzz1pXAmTGDA