Umanos Article Most-Read in April

CHICAGO, IL (May 6, 2014) — The slaying of a pediatrician Jerry Umanos in Afghanistan was the most-read Covenant News Service story in April. All four Five for Friday features also made it into the Top 10.

Dr. Jerry Umanos

Dr. Jerry Umanos

Umanos, a Covenanter, was working at a hospital run by the nonprofit CURE International when a security guard not employed by the facility suddenly opened fire on him and others. An American father and son also were murdered by the gunman who turned the weapon on himself but survived.

Umanos’s widow, Jan Schuitema, said, “Jerry always wanted to serve underserved populations. Afghanistan was just one of them. He always had a desire to be the hands and feet of Christ.” The family held a private memorial service on Saturday.

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