A pastor’s worst nightmare occurred just a few weeks ago on a rural Texas highway when a pickup truck slammed into a small church bus loaded with senior citizens. Thirteen people died – including the bus driver.
One moment, a fun church outing. The next, a church in crisis.
How does a church minister to thirteen grieving families at the same time? It would be difficult enough if the dead and the hurting were all strangers, but these were all family and friends who lived and worked and worshipped together. How do you grieve the loss of your dear friends, while trying to be strong and minister to their families?
And for the bus driver’s four children, their loss was compounded by the sudden death of their mother just a few days later.
This church and city are suffering tremendous loss, and continue to need the prayers of every believer.