Bishop Larry Wright had been preaching for about 20 minutes on New Year's Eve when he saw the front door of his North Carolina church swing open. In marched a young disheveled man whom he'd never seen before. In one hand the man had a semi-automatic assault rifle; in the other, a magazine.


Wright began with a simple question.

"I asked him, 'Can I help you?'" Wright recalled. "He said, 'Can you pray for me?'"