Thursday, July 24, 2008

please pray for the laurie family

I'm so grieved at this news.

This morning, the first-born son of Pastor Greg Laurie and Cathe Laurie was killed in an accident on the 91 freeway near Riverside, California. The initial report is that Christopher Laurie, 33, pulled into the carpool lane not realizing that the California Transportation Department had just shut it down. He drove into the back of a Caltran truck, which was parked in the carpool lane.

Christopher's wife, Brittany, is pregnant with their second child. They also have a daughter, Stella.

Would you lift this family up before the Lord? Ask Jesus to make Himself known among them, and to give them the only comfort that can help them through these next painful days and weeks and months.

Pastors Chuck Smith, Raul Ries, and Don McClure are at the home today. Pray that God gives them words to share.

Harvest Christian Fellowship has a statement posted here. If you'd like to leave a note of condolence for the family, you can do so there.

Update: This post includes a link to the webcast of Harvest Christian Fellowship's July 27th Sunday service, in which both Pastor Greg Laurie and Pastor Don McClure spoke on the loss of Christopher.

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3 Comment:

At 7/24/2008 6:26 PM, Blogger Rebecca Bailey had this to say ...

Rod & Rebecca Bailey We send our condolences to the Laurie family in the loss of Christopher. We all know he is in a much better place. I pray that our wonderful Lord and savior will give you the comfort and strength during these hard times.

At 7/24/2008 8:02 PM, Blogger Kim had this to say ...

I'm heartbroken over this. :(



At 7/27/2008 10:09 AM, Blogger Kay Martin had this to say ...

Bless you and the entire Calvary family. No words can express my sorrow for your loss. Mystery....how it is that God's own are the ones who go home so soon....no way to understand.

When a young saint goes home like this I always think of Stephen in the New Testament and his awesome sermon while being stoned.

LOve your writing .... but I feel the sudden loss today over this wreck.

God bless you all.


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