Did You Know?

Twenty-five men and no women have 

been executed in the United States in 2018.

3 Killed in France
Three individuals were killed in a shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France. Several others were also injured, including some serious injuries. After several days of searching, police located and killed the shooter when they attempted to bring him in. Police have also stated that they shooting was an act of terror. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for the safety of all in the region.
Protests Continue in France
The Yellow-Vest protests, named after the high-visibility yellow jackets all motorists are required to have in their vehicles, continue in France. The protests initially started on social media, and quickly spread, with initial protests against rising fuel taxes. It has since expanded to include calls for higher wages, lower taxes, better pensions, and easier university entry requirements. The protests have not been completely peaceful. Please pray for the safety of all involved and for those in affected areas. Please pray for a peaceful resolution.
1 Killed in North Carolina
At least one motorist was killed in a heavy snowstorm in North Carolina. Over 300,00 homes also lost power due to the storm. Please pray for the family of the deceased. Please pray for the safety of all those affected. Please pray for the quick restoration of power.
5 Killed in Eastern Sudan
A state governor and four others were killed, and several others injured, when a helicopter crashed in eastern Sudan during a landing. The helicopter had crashed into a communications tower. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
6 Killed in Italy
Six individuals were killed, and dozens injured, after a stampede during a rap concert. Allegedly, the stampede was caused by someone spraying an irritant substance inside the club where the rapper was performing. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Christmas is Coming!
With the holiday season upon us, travel and tempers can be on the rise. Please pray for the safety of all travels and remember to be kind this holiday season!!

October 28, 2014


Miguel Angel Paredes was executed shortly before 7 pm CDT, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.   Thirty-two-year-old Miguel is convicted of murdering 23-year-old Nelly Bravo, 23-year-old Shawn Michael Caine, and 37-year-old Adrian Torres on September 17, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas.  Miguel has spent the last 13 years on Texas’ death row.


Miguel was one of 20 children, although seven of his siblings died before he was born.  Miguel was born in Chicago, Illinois to Mexican immigrant parents.  Miguel’s parents eventually moved the family to San Antonio, Texas, where Miguel eventually fell in with the violent Hermanos de Pistoleros Latinos gang.  Miguel claimed he joined the gang thinking he had found loyalty and love.  By the age of 15, Miguel had a pregnant girlfriend and a criminal record.


Early in September of 2000, Adrian Torres, a member of the Mexican Mafia, had given John Anthony Saenz over $800 worth of cocaine.  Shortly thereafter, he began calling Saenz’s house seeking repayment.  On September 17, 2000, Saenz told his wife to leave because Adrian was coming over and he was “going to take care of business.”  Saenz called and asked Greg Alvarado and Miguel Paredes to come over with weapons for back up.


Adrian brought Nelly Bravo and Shawn Caine along with him.  The three were ambushed by Saenz, Alvarado and Paredes.  After Adrian, Nelly, and Shawn were killed, they were wrapped in carpet and placed in the back of a pick-up truck.  After driving for a while, they pulled over on a dirt road and burned the carpets and the bodies.


Saenz and Alvarado each received a life sentence.  Paredes was sentenced to death.


Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Adrian, Nelly, and Shawn.  Please pray for strength for the family of Miguel Paredes.  Miguel claimed that he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.


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