Church Welcomes Crewmember Home

Ad Feedback

One of the members of the U.S. cargo ship that was attacked by Somali pirates a couple of weeks ago received a warm welcome from his church Sunday.

Members of the St. John Baptist Church in Harlem celebrated the safe return of William Rios.

He was one of 19 crew members aboard the Maersk Alabama-- the American ship hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia April 8.

Rios told his fellow church members that their prayers helped him survive the ordeal.

He also said it was the Lord who gave the crew strength.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.