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This Week at St Mary’s

I’m here. You can do this.

 Mina Smallman was interviewed on 7th July on the Today Programme https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000xm6c (2hrs 10 mins). She spoke very personally and movingly after the trial of the young man who was convicted of murdering two of their three daughters, Nikki and Bibaa in NW London a year earlier. He was a stranger to them and committed this appalling crime as his side of a ‘pact’ with the devil. In return for killing 6 women, he believed he would win the lottery. As sickening as it gets. 

Mina’s words speak for themselves and here are two of her answers. She was asked, “Have there been moments your faith has been shaken through this?” She replied, “No. I have to say there are times when I felt unable to pray because I just felt so grief stricken. But every now and then, when I’ve just thought, you know, I don’t want to be here, I’ve felt a nudge to say, ‘No, I’m here. You can do this.’” 

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