Friday, September 30, 2022

Heart Wrenching News from Milwaukee

As you know, today I would have been in Milwaukee getting ready for the Milwaukee Marathon on Sunday but the race was cancelled at the last minute. Seeing how I was going to be in the area, my former doctoral student and now colleague Paul Himes invited me to speak at his school near Milwaukee. I would have been speaking there twice today had not my travel plans changed. Hopefully I can visit his school at some other time. Meanwhile, Paul shared with me the tragic news that Benjamin Reimers, one of his former students, was killed in a traffic accident when a vehicle sped into a crowd of pedestrians. 

His sister Emily miraculously survived. This Sunday their church will be holding what Paul is calling a Community Outreach where Emily and her father will speak and the gospel will be presented. Emily and her parents have already met with the young lady (and her parents) who struck and killed their son and offered their forgiveness. Also, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family defray the costs associated with their son's death and their daughter's hospitalization. Will you please join me in praying for God to use this tragedy for his glory and for the church to be able to clearly share the love of God with those who do not yet know Christ? Here is a link to the newspaper report about the accident. And here is the link to the GoFundMe page should the Lord lay it on your heart to support the family at this time. Thank you. Dave