A Florida missionary among 30 killed in Burkina Faso terror attack


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mike ridderingA Florida man who went to Burkina Faso as a missionary to dig wells and care for orphans was killed with 29 others on Jan. 15 when heavily armed terrorists from an Al-Qaeda affiliate attacked two hotels and a cafe.

Mike Riddering, 45, described as an amazing father and pillar of faith, found himself ambushed at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou where he was to rendezvous with a group of short-term missionaries on their way to an orphanage 70 miles from the capital.

splendid hotel The Splendid Hotel charred by car bomb explosions

“Heaven has gained a warrior!” wrote his wife Amy Boyle-Riddering on Facebook. “I know God has a purpose in all things but sometimes it is a complete mystery to me. My best friend, partner in crime and love of my life. The best husband ever. An amazing father to his children and a papa to everyone. My heart is…

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One thought on “A Florida missionary among 30 killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

  1. Wow this is sad to hear.
    I know this is not the topic of your post but thanks for sharing the pictures of the forces that respond. Only the first soldier looks like he’s in French uniform, the rest looks like they are wearing American gear, uniform and weapons. I googled it and others reported they are French, but man…I don’t think so.

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