Peter Touhey, pastor of the Harrah (Washington) Grace Brethren Church, is having the opportunity to minister to a neighbor who was a shooting victim (pictured) in a robbery attempt. Here is a short excerpt of an article from the Yakima Herald–to read the entire article, click on http://www.yakima-herald.com:80/stories/4434
Because deputies were busy looking for the suspect, Libbrecht spent about 15 minutes using hand pressure to prevent himself from bleeding out through the groin artery, severed at the vein’s Y-junction down the leg. Once the suspect was arrested, an ambulance crew rushed Libbrecht to the hospital, where he spent about a week.
He’s grateful that those around him that day — a church school caretaker threatened by the suspect, as well as the medics, firefighters, deputies and the the pastor who lives next door — were there to help him and his children.
Peter Touhey, the neighbor and pastor at Harrah Grace Brethren Church, prayed with Libbrecht at the hospital. His 15-year-old son has mowed the lawn for him since the shooting.
Touhey said Libbrecht is moving forward. The pastor is grateful that everyone ended up alive.
“I was very impressed with the way things came together. Certainly the Lord was looking out for that,” Touhey said.