Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sherri speak during a press conference at the entrance to the First Baptist Church, after a mass shooting that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 6, 2017.
A gunman wearing all black armed with an assault rifle opened fire on a small-town Texas church during Sunday morning services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 more in the last mass shooting to shock the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

The pastor of Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church in Texas and his wife have spoken publicly following the mass shooting that left 26 people dead, including their 14-year-old daughter, saying only God has the answers for such a tragedy.

“We’ve had a long night with our children and grandbabies we have left,” Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who was away on Sunday when the shooting occurred, told reporters on Monday.

“I don’t understand, but I know my God does,” he later said when answering questions, urging people to trust in Jesus Christ.

The father said that his daughter, Annabelle, was “one beautiful girl,” and a “special child.”

Pomeroy’s wife, Sherri, said the family lost more than Annabelle on Sunday.

“And one thing that gives me a sliver of encouragement is that Belle was surrounded yesterday by her family that she loved fiercely,” she said.

The mother explained that the church was not comprised of “members or parishioners,” but were a “very close family.”

“We ate together, we laughed together, we cried together, and we worshiped together. Now most of our church family is gone, our building is probably beyond repair and the few of us that are left behind lost tragically yesterday,” she said.

“As senseless as this tragedy was, our sweet Belle would not have been able to deal with losing so much family.

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Source: Christian Post