A young man who was dear to our church has died today. It is very unexpected and humanly difficult to understand and cope with.
I would very much appreciate your prayers for his family,friends and our church over these next few days of mourning, but especially the weeks and years to come.
Shari and I came to know him as the first member of the youth group we were called to lead at Redeemer 11 years ago. He was 12 or 13 when we arrived. We loved him very much. He was a very easy person to like.
He struggled in the ways we all struggle, yet when the darkness seemed to creep in, he could not come out of it. He consistently professed faith in Christ and had many who loved him dearly. I am confident of his fellowship with His Savior right now.
He was engaged to be married and was his parents' only child.