Sunday, March 09, 2008

a call for prayers

this morning mitch left suddenly without even waking me up to tell me where he was going. time was of the essence. a few minutes later, the girls came up to tell me that daddy left to go to the beach to look for a boy who drowned. hearing this from a 4 year old and a 6 year old, i didn't know what to think. i asked the girls if it was a boy we knew, and they weren't sure.

confused and worried, i called mitch and found out that ross, a 16 year old boy from our ward, had been at the beach with his family, yesterday. they noticed another boy, whom they didn't know, struggling in the high surf. ross ran into the water to help the other boy. the younger boy was rescued, but later died at the hospital, but ross is still missing.

it was a rough day today at church. many of the ward members have been out at the beach all morning and afternoon with the family trying to find their son and brother.

i just spoke with mitch and they still have not located ross, but they did find one of his shoes. so, they continue to search.

please include both the family and the rescuers in your prayers. the family needs all the comfort and love they can get at this tragic time, and the rescuers need guidance to find ross. my heart just aches for the family! i can't even imagine!

thank you for your thoughts and prayers! here is a link to the story, and a video link.

11 comments:

Danielle said...

my thoughts are prayers are with their family

Melissa-Mc said...

I can't even imagine what the family is going through. We are praying for everyone in your ward.

Bridget said...

I feel like our phone has been ringing off the hook this weekend. The local news even called Nathan to ask questions and see if he would give him a picture. He politely declined of course.

I am just so, so sad for the family. Ethan has been worried sick too.

Darilyn said...

This is so sad. Prayer is what we have right now. I'm so glad we have that.

Amanda said...

This is such a sad story.

Katie Smith said...

LaFawn told us about this yesterday. It makes me absolutely sick to think of the sorrow they must be going through. We have most certainly been thinking about and praying for them.

Pineapple Princess said...

I've been thinking and praying about this since I read it. Please keep us posted.

What a tragedy.

Malia said...

i'm so sorry... our prayers are with them.

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Elizabeth said...

I agree with you guys. Prayers are what's needed.

Michal said...

my heart is breaking for them. thank goodness that family has the gospel of jesus christ to turn to for answers and peace. i pray that the lord will give them comfort.