Ronnie Smith went to Benghazi, Libya to teach Chemistry at the International School Benghazi. He’d been there for 18 months when he was gunned down during his morning jog. Jamie Dean of World magazine writes:
A statement on the Austin Stone website said Smith had served on the church’s staff before moving to Libya: “Ronnie and his family moved to Benghazi to teach high school chemistry and to be a blessing to the Libyan people. … Ronnie’s greatest desire was for peace and prosperity in Libya and for the people of Libya to have the joy of knowing God through Christ.”
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John Piper also offers this statement because “Ronnie wrote to us at Desiring God last year and told us that one of my messages was significant in leading him and his family to Libya.”
(Photo credit: Associated Press/Photo by Omaima El-Faitori)