"HOW DO YOU GO ON?"
An Evening with Jane Kelley
Saturday, May 5th 2018 at 5:00 pm
On Saturday, February 14, 2004 at approximately 4:30 pm local time in a suburb of Baghdad, a van loaded with four Americans was attacked in an execution style attack. The attack occurred near the village of Mahmodia which is about one half hour south of Baghdad. The four passengers were: Pastor John Kelley, Pastor Kirk Di Vietro, Pastor David Davis and Pastor Garland Carey. They were there helping to start a church. Their van was sprayed with automatic weapon fire. The attack came from at least one small passenger car [possibly two were involved] that was behind the van. The car passed the van on the right side and repeatedly sprayed the vehicle with bullets.
Three of the men in the van received minor wounds, but Pastor John Kelley of the Curtis Corner Baptist Church, Wakefield, Rhode Island, was killed instantly in the attack. The driver of the van saved the lives of the other three men by evasive driving tactics and delivering the men to an Iraqi hospital. He was not injured, although the van was damaged considerably. The US Army got involved at the hospital and supervised their examinations and medical attention.
Mrs. Kelley will be at Grace on Saturday, 5 May at 5:00 pm to tell her story of "How Do You Go On?" Pastor Kirk DiVietro will also be present and share his testimony as well.