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"Faith Tells Us We Overcome Evil with Good": Vice President Mike Pence's Visit with Survivors of Texas Church Massacre

Leah Marieann Klett : Nov 9, 2017  GospelHerald.com

"...this weekend, I hope a lot of Americans do what we're doing here tonight. I hope the places of worship all across America will be filled to overflowing. I hope that Americans of every background and belief will send a chorus of prayers from their hearts into the heart of Heaven for these families, for this community." -VP Mike Pence

[GospelHerald.com] Vice President Mike Pence recently visited Sutherland Springs, Texas, where a gunman opened fire Sunday at First Baptist Church, killing 26, and reminded church members that evil will never diminish the faith of the American people. (Photo: Vice President Pence hugs Evelyn Holcombe at Florseville High School during a stop on Nov. 8, 2017, in Floresville, TX/credit: Eric Gay, AP/via GospelHerald.com)

"We come together as one nation and one people: to support our fellow Americans in their hour of need," ABC News quotes Pence as saying in remarks to a prayer vigil at Floresville High School Wednesday night. "Faith is stronger than evil. No attack, no act of violence will ever break our spirit or diminish the faith of the American people ... Whatever animated the evil that descended on that small church, if the attacker's desire was to silence their testimony of faith, they failed."

"Faith tells us we overcome evil with good," he continued. "So this weekend, I hope a lot of Americans do what we're doing here tonight. I hope the places of worship all across America will be filled to overflowing. I hope that Americans of every background and belief will send a chorus of prayers from their hearts into the heart of Heaven for these families, for this community."

Just before the prayer vigil, Pence, along with his wife, Karen, met with family members of the victims, telling them, "The whole country is praying over you," Fox News reports.

During his visit, he also visited the site of the shooting rampage, where he delivered a message on President Trump's behalf as he addressed cameras...

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