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Friends mourn slain missionaries

Missionaries Warren and Donna Pett, who were slain this month in Uganda, never missed an opportunity to tell people why they sold their family farm and moved to a strife-ridden region of Africa. During a visit to an African river, Warren Pett was more interested in talking about his Christian faith to an armed security guard than in watching hippopotamuses fight in the water, their son, Saul Pett, 27, recalled Saturday at a memorial service for his parents. “Dad spent the whole time witnessing to the guard,” he said. Hundreds of friends and family members gathered at Elmbrook Church here to recall a couple whose faith led them to exchange a two-story farmhouse and dairy in Mukwonago, Wis., for a simple, 12-by-12-foot home and a life of teaching the Bible and agriculture to African students. Elmbrook, a congregation that draws more than 6,000 worshipers every weekend, was the Petts’ home church. Full Story

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