Christian missionaries killed in Iraq.
Gunmen in Iraq killed my Shelby High School friend Jean Dover Elliott on Monday.
Jean's relatives had begged her to stay out of Iraq. But three weeks ago, she and her husband, Larry, pulled into Baghdad after a 10-hour cab ride from Amman, Jordan. They realized the danger of working on water-purification projects for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, but they were at peace with it.
Even in one of the world's most dangerous places, she and Larry sent home e-mails beginning: "Today has been another good day in Baghdad."