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Santa Fe church raises funds to bring injured missionaries back home from Africa

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SANTA FE, Texas -

It's a scary situation for two local families trying to get loved ones back. Members of Santa Fe Family Worship Center are frantically trying to raise $75-thousand by 7 a.m. Friday.

The money will be used to provide an air ambulance to pick up the two missionaries from Niger after they were injured in Africa.

Both missionaries were involved in an automobile accident on Tuesday.

43-year old Ruby Sprayberry has broken bones and back injuries, while 35-year old Stephanie Clawson sustained a broken hip in the accident.

The crash happened on Tuesday. The women will not be released from the hospital until they can be airlifted from the hospital, One other missionary was killed in Africa. That person's name has not been release.

Henry Ochoa, Ruby's father, says, "They have been on other mission trips before in other countries. I never thought it would happen. I mean, these are one of the things. You never know what is going to happen."

Kirk Clawson,  Stephanie's husband says, "It's kind of a helpless situation, being separated by so many miles by my wife who is injured. It has been an experience. It has been a very terrifying experience."

If the money is not raised in time, there is another option in trying to fly the two missionaries back to the states first class. That, however, is a 22-hour flight that includes a lay-over in Istanbul and is not ideal with the injuries the missionaries sustained.

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