Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prayer Request

I want to ask all of you to be in prayer for the Chapman Family. When I got out of church last night I received a call letting me know that their daughter, 5 year old Maria Sue Chapman, had passed away last night in a tragic accident in the family driveway. The details were sketchy at that time, but the news has released the story today. I do not know them personally but I do know that they have a strong spiritual backbone, and they know that this is no suprise to God. Pray that they are given comfort and strength in the midst of the storm. Below is an email I received this afternoon.

In memory of Maria Sue Chapman (2003-2008)

Last night Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter of Steven Curtis & Mary Beth Chapman, was killed in a tragic accident in the family driveway. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children'sHospital, but for only reasons God can explain, she went home to Him... not back to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted.

We are all humbled by the incredible outpouring of love and support at this difficult time. The friends of the Chapmans and Shaohannah's Hope have overwhelmed the website servers and jammed phone lines with gracious words and heartfelt prayers. The Chapman family is so grateful. Obviously, we cherish your prayers for all in the Chapman family,please continue to pray for:
- God's comfort and healing for the whole family, that He would benear to them and they would find refuge in the shadow of His wings
- The church to lift them up in prayer, word, and deed, helping themto bear the burden of this tragic loss
- God to work in glorious ways to quickly pour out His redemption,grace, and peace to all affected by this heartbreaking situation*

We welcome you passing this along to others to pray,

..* Any updates or information we get, we will post here >http://members.shaohannahshope.org/site/R?i=U4WlU6UkOf9q0DWoX8xrcA..
* If you'd like to meet Maria and express your condolences clickhere >http://members.shaohannahshope.org/site/R?i=9PK-8WdMSaR-cD1ERavT7A..
* In lieu of flowers, the Chapmans request any gifts be directed toShaohannah's Hope. Donate here at showhope.org/maria >http://members.shaohannahshope.org/site/R?i=59ke_OVg-OJxUjJrBD0rug..
Thank you again for your prayers and support,Shaohannah's Hope
"Prayer does not equip us for greater works-- prayer is thegreater work."- Oswald Chambers

1 comment:

The Byrd Family said...

My heart has been so heavy all week for this family. Just breaks my heart, especially for their son.

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