Pray for the Chapmans

My heart just broke last night as I heard the evening news that Steven and Marybeth Chapman’s youngest daughter Maria (5 yrs) was killed by their own teenage son accidently running her over in their driveway.

I could hardly sleep as I thought of what they must be going through. Not only the loss of their dear daughter, but also the pain of their son in this horrible accident.

The Chapman’s life and ministry is so precious to us as they have inspired not only our family but countless others to adopt a child that needed a forever home.

We have comfort knowing that the Lord used this short little life to inspire many and change the lives of orphans across the world. Our God, their God, will get them through this.

Let’s all pray for their comfort and peace at this incredibly difficult time.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    How terribly tragic.

  2. Shaun and Holly says:

    I just found out this morning. My heart aches for all of them. Yes, lets all pray for them!

  3. I've been weeping on and off all morning for their family. I'm especially burdened for their son.

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  5. Living Beyond says:

    Oh Mercy – thank you for sharing I'll be praying – heartbroken too.

  6. Oh, Lord. I hadn't heard. Oh my heart aches, as you said, for their grief in losing their precious daughter, but even more for the pain their son is going through in this.I'm praying.

  7. Penless Thoughts says:

    I saw this early this morning and posted it to our prayer blog. I know many are praying. What a double tragedy.Susan

  8. Such an awful tragedy for their family. I've been praying for them.

  9. I heard the horrible news awhile ago, Sue. Thank you for that sweet post and pretty picture. They do need our prayers.

  10. Crystal says:

    This is so incredibly heartbreaking. 🙁 I can't even imagine.

  11. I too saw this and have been thinking and praying about it all day. How tragic

  12. Susan Kelly Skitt says:

    Yes, I was so shocked too and have been greatly impacted by the Chapmans through the years.Praying with you.Much love,Susan

  13. Yes, I've been praying for their comfot and peace.Beauty from ashes..

  14. This grief is too mind-bloggling and hard to take. may God comfort them

  15. Mel's World says:

    It is simply heartbreaking!