FHU students, community link arms to pray for slain missionary

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HENDERSON, Tenn. — More than a hundred students and members of the Henderson community joined together Wednesday night in the heart of Freed-Hardeman University’s campus. They came to honor and remember local missionary Roberta Edwards. Edwards, who was supported by the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, was killed Saturday night after police say she was gunned down while in her car in Haiti where she worked with orphans. The hundreds of students and community members linked arms and prayed for those affected by the tragedy. The event was orchestrated by student leaders at Freed-Hardeman, but the idea came from someone who worked with Edwards during a mission trip. “If I ever met someone who was Jesus on Earth today, it was her and the example of who she was,” Andy Maach said. Police say Edwards’ death is still under investigation. Edwards was the director of a children’s home as well as a nutritional center in Haiti since 2002.

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