Please Pray....

UPDATE: More about Eric here.

Anytime a phone ring splits the stillness of the early morning hours in a minister's home, you can't help but automatically dread hearing the news on the other end. This time was no different as we've just learned a beloved family of our congregation's 20-year-old son was killed in an auto accident.

Luke has gone to be with the family and I sit here between sobs and shock. I know nothing to do but ask you to please pray for God's Presence to be felt. Dad and Mom are Tim and Gaye - their son is named Eric.

To our church family and community: announcing this here is not the way I would prefer for you to learn this terrible news, but it was early when we heard and we felt it was important to ask for prayer and get the word out as quickly as possible. We will let everyone know arrangements as soon as we have them.

"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1:21