Lafayette theater shooting survivor tells crowd: God ‘protected and spared my life’

Advocate Photo by BRAD KEMP Pastor Ty Cook from Lighthouse Family Church gets down on his knees and praise during a City Wide Prayer Service Wednesday July 29, 2015 at Crossroads Church in Lafayette, La..

A Jeanerette woman shot in the leg during last week’s theater shooting in Lafayette shared her experience with about 3,000 people Wednesday night during a prayer service organized by 50 area churches in response to the tragedy. Jena Meaux is one of two Jeanerette Senior High School teachers shot during a showing of the comedy film… Continue reading →

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