The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel began last night at sundown.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, along with U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined thousands of residents of small towns across south-central Texas on Wednesday evening.
Many people from near and far came together to show their support in a night of remembrance and prayer.
Pence said “Words fail when saints and heroes fall. We mourn with those who mourn and we grieve with those who grieve, but we do not grieve like those who have no hope. Our faith gives us hope... If the attacker’s desire was to silence their testimony of faith, he failed. The witness of faith in that small church and that small town now echoes across the world.”
Pray for the town and families as they recover from their loss
Pray for more leaders to be willing to stand behind their faith