Father of shooting victim Ames speaks during church service


AMES, Iowa (KCCI) – Members of Cornerstone Church in Ames went through a wide range of emotions following a fatal shooting where three lives were lost, KCCI’s Andrew Mollenbeck reports.

Difficult for many. But imagine being a parent. Terry Montang stood up and shared a few words about his daughter, Eden Montang, who was killed in Thursday’s shooting.

“I’m proud to have been his father,” he said. “And I don’t know what else to say than she is with the Lord. And she did her best to keep up.

The parking lot outside the church shows how many people showed up on short notice. Many attended the same collegiate ministry at the church, which just had its first summer service on Thursday evening.

“You could feel all the emotions,” said one of the attendees. “Just a very overwhelming pain. But I also feel like they really touched the hope we have in Christ.

But even if there is hope, there is a lot of harm. And Vance said it reflected the love they had.

” They are known. They are loved. They are valuable,” Vance said. “And that’s why there are tears and there is sorrow. Because when what is dear is lost, mourning is what we do to say we love.

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