We are waiting for news on the status of passengers in a vehicle that rolled over a steep ravine yesterday. A local youth pastor took a group of boys on a trip in a remote wilderness area. He was killed in the crash. Most of the passengers sustained serious, some critical, injuries.
A young man from our church, Isaiah, was life-flighted to another hospital. One single mom has two sons in different hospitals (3 hours apart). Agony.
This is a tragedy for the small community of Enterprise, Oregon. The loss of the youth pastor is huge. He was a rebel when he was in our high school Sunday School class. But God grabbed him and gave him a servant’s heart and he has impacted many lives.
Waiting. Praying. Lord, have mercy.
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
out of the miry bog,
and set me feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
~ from Psalm 40
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.
~ from Psalm 62
Carol, I am sharing this prayer request with my prayer chain friends here! May our God give all of you comfort and hope in Him.
Thank you, Laurie. These are deep waters…
Oh, Carol, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and the community.
Lifting up to the Lord the lives and health of his precious sheep, I am praying….
We’re praying down here in San Francisco.
They are all in our prayers. Lord, have mercy, indeed.
Lord have mercy on all. May your youth pastor rest in peace. prayers ascending.
Thanks for posting this! We are praying here, too!”We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” Ps. 33:20
How very sad…just read about this. Praying for all involved.
I just read your update on Facebook and am continuing to pray. Reading your blog post gave me a clearer picture of the whole sad event. God is our refuge and our strength! May you and your community and especially the families of all those young people and the youth pastor receive His comfort and His strength.
Carol, I am praying and have been all day. Christ Have Mercy.Much love to you,Di
Oh, I am feeling your grief. Praying here.