Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content at the RNS Archives website.
OREGON CITY, Ore. — Ava Worthington died surrounded by loved ones who believed their prayers would heal the young child. As the 15-month-old girl struggled to breathe, church members anointed her with oil and pleaded with God to provide a cure. But Ava died March 2, 2008, of bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection. Antibiotics […]