Missions Group Pressing on Despite Tragedy In Jamaica

Randy Hentzel, one of the two American missionaries killed in St Mary.
Randy Hentzel, one of the two American missionaries killed in St Mary.

Tragedy struck the families of two missionaries over the weekend, but the parent organization is standing strong in Jamaica.

Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53, were found battered to death in St. Mary Parish in a rural area of Jamaica. Police say they have found no motive and no arrests so far. Both were connected with Pennsylvania-based TEAMS for Medical Missions.

“This is nothing we’ve ever experienced before, so of course we’re devastated and we’re grieving right now,” says ministry spokeswoman Anne Clay. “But yet we know there’s hope that the moment that Randy and Harold were killed that they entered the gates of heaven.”

Clay asks that people especially remember the families in prayer. “Randy Hentzel leaves behind a wife [Sara] and five children. Harold Nichols leaves behind a wife, Teri. They were married 20 years,” she shares.

Jamaica has long struggled against high rates of violent crime, but Clay tells OneNewsNow that the murders won’t deter their ministry.

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SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
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