Sunday, October 24, 2010
Please take a few moments to read the article I have linked to below and then I'll tell you about the urgent prayer requests.
The Langley family, whose sons were the victims of this senseless crime, lived right outside the entrance to the subdivision where we lived for many, many years. When we moved here into our new home, about 3 1/2 years ago, they still lived there. The Langley boys went to school, rode the school bus and occasionally attended church with our two youngest daughters all through elementary and middle school. The boys were a permanent fixture in our neighborhood. They hung out with our girls and all the other kids in our neighborhood, especially when everyone was still a little younger. We even got our oldest furbaby, Sadee, from the youngest boy when she was born, a little over 5 years ago.
As the article states, yesterday afternoon both boys were at some kind of gathering at a home about 50 miles north of Newnan, when they were shot by another teen after some kind of 'altercation' took place. The 16 year old died of his wounds early this morning and the 19 year old is still very critical and is desperately fighting for his life.
I would like to ask that you PLEASE pray for Daniel's life to be spared, if it is God's will. Please also pray for his entire family as they begin to process this horrific tragedy and deal with its aftermath. I also ask that you pray for the teen perpetrator and his family. I have thought about this so much ALL evening and I just can not imagine for the life of me what could cause anyone, especially someone this young, to just start shooting at two other human beings with the intent to end their lives. Now he has succeeded in ended a life that had only just begun, plus his own. He has also completely torn apart the lives of so many others. It is just so very, very sad to me.
Thank you for listening, for your heart and for your prayers. I know that I can always count on you, my friends. I will give an update as soon as I hear.