Friday, May 29, 2015

Bearing one another's burdens

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
- Galatians 6:2

I know the context here is not quite what I am going to talk about and the appeal I am going to make but the essence is the same. As the church our primary functions are not to "worship together" but to love one another. When one hurts, we all hurt. When one has need, we all have need.

Part of the church in our area are hurting and they are in need. I am asking for your help. I don't do this often but this is a situation that is quite literally close to home.

A local family recently lost two of their daughters and one is fighting for her life at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. They were involved in a collision with a semi just a few miles down the road from my house and while we don't know them personally, we do know some of their family and their local church.  Here are some of the details from  their GoFundMe page:
May 21, 2015 is a day that changed the lives of the Schmucker family forever.      It was early afternoon when Lori age 20 and three of her younger sisters were heading home on Campbell Rd. They had just turned onto State Road 101 when they were hit by a semi truck and trailer. Lisa and Lydia ages 13 and 11 were killed instantly. But Lori(20)  and Sarah (8) were airlifted to Parkview Hospital with Sarah being in critical condition. Lori was released after a five day hospital stay, and is recovering well. Sarah was then transferred to Riley and her condition is still critical          We are trying to raise funds to cover all of their expenses during this difficult time. None of us can fathom what they are going through.  The parents are staying with her in Indianapolis .        We are praying for a full recovery for Sarah and for God's grace to be poured out on the lives of Jerry and Ada Schmucker, but financial assistance is needed and would be greatly appreciated.Most of all we desire prayers that we could surrender to Gods will. We marvel how God has strengthened the family trought this. Jesus says my grace is sufficent for thee,my strength is made perfect in weakness.2 Cor 12:9
You can also listen to their uncle speak about them in a video from a local news story on the accident.

I am asking for your help. For certain please pray for this family. They seem strong in their faith and loved and supported by the community but this would be trying for anyone. If at all possible please consider donating to help with their expenses. They are going to have a lot of medical expenses and a lot of other expenses that come with that like staying in Indy with their young daughter. Also please spread this around. Retweet, share on Facebook, toss it a plus on Google+. However you can. As the Schmucker family starts the long road of recovery please lift them up in prayer and support them however you can so they can focus on their family and have less to worry about with  their bills.

Thank you to anyone who takes time to pray, who shares this post and who helps them financially.

1 comment:

Aussie John said...


"As the church our primary functions are not to "worship together" but to love one another. When one hurts, we all hurt. When one has need, we all have need."

Loud applause!