Friday, November 6, 2009

In memory of. . .


Dear friends, I live in the greater Ft. Hood, Texas area and as you may know, thirteen of our brave military were killed yesterday on post. Another thirty were wounded. All of us here and across our nation and our world are so saddened by these turn of events. The folks in my community love our military friends and try to support them in any way we can. We work with them, worship with them, teach their children in our schools and fellowship with them on a daily basis. Please remember in prayer our military and those who have lost their loved ones or had their loved ones injured. Also, remember our entire community as we try to minister to them and help them through this sad time.

~What a wonderful God we have. He is the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us. ~2 Corinthians 1:3-4TLB

16 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

This is just so heartbreaking Vicki. I just dont understand why these things have to happen. I am praying for the families of those who lost a loved one or had one wounded and for those who are hurt. Just so devastating.
Hugs,
Amy

Mary said...

I was in shock when I saw this yesterday, Vicki. Our own American soil is becoming more and more dangerous. Every time I turn on the television, I hear hate coming out of the mouths of supposedly intelligent men and women, lies and deceit are rampant. Its as though the enemy from below has surfaced and is playing volleyball with us. But we do have a wonderful, caring, and omnipotent God, whom we can trust and put our faith in...He see the heartache of those fallen soldiers's families...bless their hearts. I am praying for them constantly, that they will find God and His great comforting peace today.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Oh my gosh, Vicki, I did not hear this news and can only wonder why since most times we get much of the state-side news even over here. I am so shocked, I can hardly believe it, and am sitting here shook to my bones. I can not begin to imagine what those families must be going thru right now, and will keep them in my prayers. I know that we all often think "what is happening in this world that we live in today?", but on days like this when I read news such as this, I must question that time and again. hatred and evil seem to be rampant, and it frightens me. thank you for posting this call-out for thoughts and prayers, at times like this positive collective thought can bring about some good.

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh how horrible what happened yesterday. It shocked so many of us. This is such a tragic event. I have prayed for help for all the families who have lost someone or had a family member who was injured, and just for anyone who needs help and assistance from the Lord, such a sad sad day.

Blessings,
Heidi

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
I just heard about what happened. How very tragic and heartbreaking. My prayers and heart go out to all the families who lost a loved one or have a loved one who was hurt.

Blessings,
♥Ana

Pauline said...

My dear, I was in a taxi and was listening to the news; so much violence, pain and heartache. This world is groaning under the weight of sin. May the Lord be with those family at this tragic time.

Hugs

HoneyBee said...

We certainly will keep your community in our prayers and that the true and living God will be made maifest greatly in the coming days as He comforts those left behind in the wake of this tragey.
I cannot fathom trying to go through this without the comfort that He holds ALL things in His hands....may America turn to Him and trust Him now.
Please let your blogging friends know if we can do anythings else for the citizens of Ft. Hood

Marilyn said...

I was stunned but not surprised.....
I was sad but not surprised.....
Such a horrible thing
for such a warped belief!!
May God have mercy on their souls...
Love,
Marilyn

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Oh my God Vicki, it´s so sad to know about this tragedy... I´m speechless...

Sares said...

The whole thing is just horrible. What is it that makes people DO this? I will pray for all involved and the whole community that has been so tragically affected by this. Take care.

June said...

Vicki this is all so heartbreaking! The families have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
June

Shabby Kim said...

It is such a tragic story Vicki and it brought tears to my eyes yesterday as I cried for all the families who lost their loved ones. It's so hard to make sense of it all and I don't think I'll ever understand what posseses someone to do something like this. It will always remain one of lifes greatest mysteries.

Janet Happy Girl said...

As a mother of a solider who has spent two tours in Iraq I understand your heartbreak. It is a terrible thing when we are safe in this great land of ours...and we aren't...our children are either. We need to keep these offenders in prison for life but unfortunately the sex offenders and the worst of the worst get out to offend again. God bless America again!

Annabel said...

Like you Vicki, I live within close proximity of a military flying station here in the UK. Each week we witness our dead heroes being brought home from Afghanistan by aircraft and driven through the village in hearses. Heartbreaking. It brings home to us too that certain Muslims will go to any lengths to justify their cause. When it happens on your own doorstep, I think it gives people a wake-up call as to just how serious this aggression agaist the West is becoming.

Lisa said...

I have sat silent and prayed for all at Fort Hood several times since I heard the news yesterday. It is a sad day. It is hard to believe one of our "own" would do this. Sad indeed!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,Lisa

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

My heart goes out to all of the families that have lost a loved one because of this terrible tragedy......