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Remembering The U.S. Missionary Killed In Burkina Faso05:24


An American missionary was among those killed in the terrorist attack by al-Qaida militants in Burkina Faso last week. Michael Riddering, 45, moved with his family from Florida to Burkina Faso in 2011 to run an orphanage.

He leaves behind four children, including two he adopted in Burkina Faso.

Pastor Brian Burkholder of the Hollywood Community Church in Hollywood, Florida, talks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about Riddering's life and work.


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