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Pastor shot dead in Guyana at the end of Crusade

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“I never in my wildest dreams thought someone would come into a church and carry out a robbery. It was not until he ordered everyone on the floor the second time that I knew it was serious; and he pulled out a gun,”

December 04, 2007 Guyana (SVM News) – A 41-year-old pastor shot dead at his church right after a Gospel Crusade on December 2 at Hadfield Street in Georgetown , the capital city of Guyana .

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Salem Voice Ministries (SVM) News Service reports that Shaundell Williams, who is the daughter of Pastor Eion David said the gunman entered the church with his face covered with a handkerchief and wearing a cap, and ordered everyone to lie on the floor and she thought it was a church member pulling a prank.

“I never in my wildest dreams thought someone would come into a church and carry out a robbery. It was not until he ordered everyone on the floor the second time that I knew it was serious; and he pulled out a gun,” Shaundell said. “The robber made good his escape with an undisclosed sum of cash, a small amount of jewellery and a car key belonging to my husband Alwin Williams, who was also injured during the ordeal,” she added.

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Guyana is the third smallest country in South America, lieying between Suriname to the east and Venezuela to the west, with Brazil to the south. Below 700,000 is its total population and half of it Christians. Rest of the population, 35% Hindus, 10% Muslims and others 5%. English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi and Urdu are the languages.

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