On the morning of Oct 2, 2006, Charlie Roberts entered an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, PA and killed 5 Amish schoolgirls and wounding 5 others before turning the gun on himself and ending his own life. Charlie’s mother, Terri Roberts, is our guest on FIRST PERSON this weekend– not to dwell on the details of what happened that day, but what has happened since. Fearing hate and rejection from her Amish neighbors for what her son did, Terri and her family have instead found love and forgiveness. Even in the immediate days after the community was shocked by what happened, the Roberts family was embraced and supported by their neighbors. You will hear Terri talk about that on this week’s program.
Terri has written a book telling the full story. It’s titled FORGIVEN, The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace. The book is also available as an audiobook from Oasis Audio (click). Terri Roberts’ website is joythroughadversity.com (click).
Next Week: Matthew Elliott of Oasis International