Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prayers - Just Prayers

Friends, there is an urgent need for prayer today. Please pray for the family of Steven Curtis Chapman. His 5 year old daughter was struck and killed by a car yesterday afternoon. And the clincher is, one of his sons - her big brother - was driving. He just didn't see her - I cannot begin to imagine.

Many of you know this already, but Steven Curtis is a PHENOMENAL man of God and a Christian singer/songwriter. He and his wife MaryBeth have three bio kids and their oldest, Emily, had urged them for years to adopt another child. They finally gave in and ended up adopting 3 girls on 3 separate occasions - Shaohannah, Stevey Joy and Maria Sue. They also started an organization to help fund adoptions so that good Christian families can afford to adopt. Such an amazing ministry - take it from someone who has adopted and seen the financial cost (and ours was domestic!!!).

Yesterday their oldest child Emily was announcing her engagement on her blog. Today the family mourns their youngest, Maria Sue.

Please, Please, PLEASE keep them all in your prayers. One report said that "several family members" witnessed the accident. And one of those sweet boys has to deal with having been driving. I don't know what to say, except please pray.

(Left to right Will Franklin, Maria, Steven, Shaoey, Mary Beth, Stevey Joy, Caleb and Emily)

Thank you.

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