Northwest NEWS

February 7, 2000

Front Page

Monroe missionaries among those lost in Alaska Airlines crash

by Valley View staff

   MONROE--Linda and Joe Knight, co-pastors of The Rock Church, were returning from missionary work in Puerto Vallarta last week when they were killed in the crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261. The crash look the lives of 88 people, many from the Northwest.

   The Knights began their work in the Mexican resort town in 1998, after Linda visited there on a trip. After seeing people living in deplorable conditions, Linda began a program to provide food and clean water to those in the most need. Linda, 51, and Joe, 54, also had plans to build a school there.

   The couple's children hope their work will be able to go on through publicity surrounding their deaths.

   The Seattle P-I reported that a fund has been established to support the Knights' work in Mexico. Donations for "Mission to Mexico" may be sent to Washington Mutual Bank; P.O. Box 70; Monroe, WA 98272; or call 360-794-8534.