Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Please Pray

I just got the horrible news that Jeff and Carolyn Schrock (from Washington) lost all five of their children in a car accident this evening. Jeff is badly hurt.

Jeff was a 14-year-old when I lived with his family, long ago, and Carolyn was my student in the 5th and 6th grades. Also, Jeff is a brother to Paul's brother John's wife Laura.

If we are this much in shock, how much more the grandparents, siblings, and especially Carolyn herself.

13 comments:

  1. We've been left stunned.

    Wes called me earlier this evening about this.

    http://www.kxly.com/common/getStory.asp?id=45716

    I imagine John and Laura feel so far away in Poland right now.

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  2. I am so sorry. Will definitely pray for this family....

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  3. Scott called me last night and I still cant beleive it. I went to bed praying for Jeff and Carolyn. I feel asleep praying. I waited until about 11 pm to go to bed praying that someone would call and say they had the info wrong. First thing this morning I came to your blog hoping against hope their would be better news. Truly this is a time to reflect on Gods mercies and remember that His ways are not our ways. It's all so hard to understand! I'm saddened beyond belief. All the "whys" run through my head. It's just so sad!

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  4. Dorcas, we were out for supper with Lowell and Esther(Jeff's sister) when she got the call. We immediately got up and left...Awful news!!

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  5. I Talked to Steve and Judy today and Steve reminded me that though it does not make since at all, it has all been inspected by our Heavenly Father!!!! I'm sure God will use these 5 precious little lives to reach many. It' hard to fathom such a loss!!!!Judy is an aunt to these childrenand is on her way to be with Jeff and Carolyn. Bonnie

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  6. We will definitely be praying!
    Carolyn is my cousin, though I forget what distance.
    Lez

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  7. What a tremendous testimony this will be to the rest of the world of the power of the Christian faith! Of how much comfort would a dead god be to one in a time of dire need?

    Louise

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  8. Our minds cannot even grasp the shock of this!!All I have been doing today is praying that they will feel the arms of God around them!

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  9. I don't no this family personally, but my heart just breaks that such a thing could happen. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

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  10. We will be praying for the family. Naomi and I were just discussing not being able to imagine having to be Carolyn and coming back to an empty house with the evidence of children: all the toys on the floor, the dirty dishes, the laundry, the beds, etc. How it would haunt me! We will especially pray for her emotional and spiritual wellbeing. I also will be praying for John and Laura and their family in Poland. I understand that they are coming home, but are having to trust God to provide the funds. I know He is faithful, and will pray for His provision for all involved in this tragedy.

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  11. Oh paul my sister, Valerie, and I were going over the same thing on the phone today. I told her I wouldnt want to clean my childrens rooms for weeks because I'd want everything just as they left it. Then we went into our kids rooms and told each other exactly what they looked like at that moment. We human beings can be strange creatures sometimes. It actually makes the pain worse to deal with it like that. But one just cant keep their mind from wandering down those paths.

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  12. Pray hard, everybody. Last post by Esther (Jeff's sister) said she wasn't sure he knew about the children yet. And poor Carolyn. It sounds like a long recovery for him. They are in our prayers.

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  13. Jeff was told by his father about the status of his children around 8:00 this morning, November 2.

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