Friday, May 23, 2008

Prayers Needed

Please join me in praying for Christian musician Steven Curtis Chapman and his family. His youngest daughter, Maria, was killed Wednesday evening in the driveway of the family home. She was hit by a car driven by her teenage brother. Please pray for the family at this time. They have spoken encouragement to so many others, and have been such powerful advocates of adoption. Now they are in need of our encouragement and support.

Their manager writes:
Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed Wednesday night in a tragic accident in the family driveway on Wednesday evening. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him... not to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted.

Your prayers are needed for all in the Chapman family. This is a family who has so generously loved and given to so many. Just hours before this close knit family was celebrating the engagement of the oldest daughter Emily Chapman, and were just hours away from a graduation party marking Caleb Chapman's completion of high school. Now, they are preparing to bury a child who blew out 5 candles on a birthday cake less than 10 days ago. These words are unthinkable to type. And yet we trust in a God who was not surprised by this and because of Jesus I am certain through faith in Him we will see Maria again. - Jim Houser (Manager)

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