It is always tragic when disaster strikes. When it hits close to home, however, we mourn in a very different way.
Last Thursday night, a family from Kings Highway Christian Church in Shreveport, LA, lost three of its four members to a flash flood that tore across their Arkansas campground. Anthony and Candice Frazier Smith, son Joey and daughter Cateline were camping when the flood hit. All but Candice were killed. Several family friends with whom they were traveling also died.
Candice's sister, Cherie, parents Kim & Paul Frazier and grandparents Betty & Vernon Webster sre all active in the Great River Region and have ties to Central Christian and Broadmoor Christian, as well as King's Highway.
Week of Compassion grieves with the Smith, Frazier, and Webster families, and the entire Great River Region. We give thanks for the lives of this precious family, and thanks for an extended church family, especially Kings Highway Christian Church and Associate Regional pastor Michael Elmore, as they have provided support in a time of uncertainty and grief.
A fund has been established to help Candice in these difficult circumstances. Those wishing to contribute can find out more information by visiting the Kings Highway website.
Thanks for and to all who reach out in the many ministries of compassion that make up who we are as a movement. We keep you in our prayers daily.