When Your Child’s Friend Dies

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Tonight we received the tragic news of a sweet angel’s passing. She was one of our children’s best friends from church and Adventurers. Her mom is the director of our Adventurer Club.

The daughter was eight and was going to be baptized next month. She sang for Special Music in church. She had a glow about her of innocence and purity.

Just two weeks ago, she stood at the church doors with our children, raising funds for Operation Christmas Child. She leaned over to our children and said, “My mommy said we should give a bookmark to the people who donate something.” She was always ready to obey. She was homeschooled until this year, when her parents enrolled her in our church school.  Continue reading »