Pastor Atkins of Powdersville First Baptist is working with a group of pastors to guide the Charleston, SC community through the healing process after a gunman martyred 9 church members at AME Emanuel Church. Thankfully, several of these pastors had met just days earlier at an Issachar training of The American Renewal Project; a project to teach pastors how to lead in their communities. There are no surprises on God’s day planner and He was filling the roster of His care team. In 1993, Pastor Charl Van Wyk survived the St. James massacre in South Africa when terrorist came in with grenades, automatic weapons and opened fire on the congregation of thousand plus. Unlike the AME members, Charl was able to return fire with his .38 special snub-nose revolver, ultimately saving lives as the terrorists fled. Both pastors share the dangers facing Christians today and the responsibility to defend ourselves Biblically while discussing the cultural and political issues that feed these situations. They instruct congregations how to protect themselves and communities how to prevent these needless crimes.