worked at the Jibla t Hospital in Yemen. She
was from Milwaukee, Wisc. Her home church there was Layton Avenue Baptist Church.
Her birthday is October 14, she was shot for serving Jesus Christ on
December 30th, 2002. See article below from BBC.
Mail: Box 70080, Ibb, Yemen
Informed About The Persecution
of the Church of Jesus Christ
US hospital workers gunned down in Yemen
JIBLA (Yemen) — A suspected extremist shot
dead three American missionary hospital workers and badly wounded a fourth
yesterday in the first major anti-US attack in Yemen since the sinking of
the USS Cole in 2000.
The US-based Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board
said hospital administrator William
Koehn, purchasing agent Kathleen
Gariety and doctor Martha
Myers were killed in the attack in this
Pharmacist Donald Caswell was taken to hospital to have two bullets removed
and was expected to recover from his injuries, the board said.
The gunman opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle on a routine morning
medical meeting in the Jibla Baptist hospital in the province of Ibb, 105
miles south of the capital Sanaa, according to Yemeni officials.
The killer, who was arrested on the spot, had entered the building saying he
was visiting a sick relative, they said.
Police sources said the man, identified as 32-year-old Ali Abdulrazzak Al
Kamel from Damar province, had a fake bandage on his hand as if requiring
He went into an administrative block, pulled out the rifle and gunned down
three of the staffers.
The fourth fled into the hospital pharmacy but was followed and also shot.
“We are devastated by this news,” board spokesman Larry Cox said in a
statement released by the Baptist church press.
“We are moving quickly to minister to family members located in Yemen as
well as in the United States.”
The group has not decided whether to relocate other US workers connected
with the hospital, Cox said.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in a message of condolence to US
counterpart George W. Bush, vowed that the “the authors of this hateful
crime will not escape punishment and will be punished by justice so they can
serve as examples to others.
“We are deeply shocked by this regrettable incident in which three
American doctors were killed by an extremist while doing their job for the
Yemeni people,” Saleh said in the message carried by the official Saba
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be
persecuted, while evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving
and being deceived.
(2 Tim 3:12)
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is
the kingdom of heaven.
Remember the words I spoke to you: If they persecuted me, they will
persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They
will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who
(John 15:20, 21)