Prayer and God helped hero avert a school shooting - New York News

Prayer and God helped hero avert a school shooting

Updated:

By: Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News

Details are emerging that reveal how Antoinette Tuff relied on prayer and God while persuading a man armed with an AK-47 into surrendering to police before he could harm any students or staff Tuesday at an elementary school in Georgia.

“The school bookkeeper is passing on the credit to God, revealing in a recent interview how she had been praying not only for herself but also for the gunman who had taken her hostage during the frightening ordeal,” Nicola Menzie reported for the Christian Post. “… Tuff told (a) local news station that she was able to stay calm because of what she had been learning from her pastor at church. ‘My pastor, he just started this teaching on anchoring, and how you anchor yourself in the Lord. I just sat there and started praying.' ”

Reporting about the same interview Tuff gave to Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV, the Washington Post’s Max Ehrenfreund summarized, "(Tuff) said she prayed for the gunman during the crisis, and credited God with helping her maintain her composure. ‘I give it all to God. I’m not the hero. I was terrified,’ she said."


Original Post

Copyright 2013 Deseret Digital Media, Inc.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Trench collapse traps workers

    Trench collapse traps workers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:56:22 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
  • 5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:55:21 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about the subway system.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about the subway system.
  • Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:42:28 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices