Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs come home after being out of town over the week


WE’LL GET TO THE LATEST DETAILS OUT OF SUTHERLAND SPRINGS IN JUST A MOMENT.BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY – WE’RE HEARING FROM THE CHURCH PASTOR AND HIS WIFE – WHO WERE OUT OF TOWN DURING YESTERDAY’S ATTACK.2-ROBERT:KXAN’S BRITTANY GLAS JOINS US LIVE TO EXPLAIN WHERE THEY GO FROM HERE.WHAT WAS ONCE THE SMALL, QUIET TOWN OF SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — IS NOW OVERWHELMED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NATIONAL MEDIA… IN THE WAKE OF THE DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTING IN OUR STATE’S HISTORY. BUT, THE CHURCH’S PASTOR AND HIS WIFE SAY — NOW IS THE TIME TO BE LIFTED UP IN PRAYER… EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE MOURNING. BRITTANY GLAS: DESPITE THEIR LOSS… PASTOR FRANK POMEROY AND HIS WIFE, SHERRI… EXPRESSED THEIR GRATITUDE MONDAY… IN FRONT OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. SHERRI POMEROY, WIFE OF PASTOR: “FRANK AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE TO OUR FAMILY FROM FAMILY FRIENDS AND COMPLETE STRANGERS…” BRITTANY GLAS: THE POMEROYS SHIFTED THE FOCUS AWAY FROM THEIR PERSONAL TRAGEDY: THE DEATH OF THEIR 14- YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, ANNABELLE… “WE DON’T WANT TO OVERSHADOW THE OTHER LIVES LOST YESTERDAY WE LOST MORE THAN BELLE YESTERDAY AND ONE THING THAT GIVES ME A SLIVER OF ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE FACT THAT BELLE WAS SURROUNDED YESTERDAY BY HER CHURCH FAMILY THAT SHE LOVED FIERCELY.” BRITTANY GLAS: THE COUPLE SAYS — THEY KNEW HOW MUCH THEIR DAUGHTER LOVED THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CONGREGATION. “AS SENSELESS AS THIS TRAGEDY WAS, OUR SWEET BELLE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEAL WITH LOSING SO MUCH FAMILY YESTERDAY. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET SUTHERLAND SPRINGS.” AND THAT CHURCH FAMILY REALLY IS LARGER THAN THE CONGREGATION, ALONE. I SPOKE WITH PEOPLE IN TOWN TODAY WHO SAY THIS CHURCH HAS MEANT SO MUCH TO THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. I’LL HAVE THAT TONIGHT AT SIX. REPORTING LIVE IN SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, BRITTANY

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