Thursday, May 22, 2008

Praying for the family of Steven Curtis Chapman

The Steven Curtis Chapman family - Maria is on Steven's lap

I read the news today on another blog and my heart was immediately saddened for the loss of this precious little one. Words cannot express what SCC and his music have meant to me during my teen years. He was ALL I listened to. He is such a gifted singer and songwriter and he has touched me in so many ways. I can only pray for he and his family that they would experience the Grace and Peace of the Father. Losing a child is never easy, no matter how old. Please be in prayer for his son as well. I can only imagine the emotions this dear family is having right now. Won't you join me in lifting them before the throne of Grace?

From Steven Curtis Chapmans Webpage
NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.

You can send your love and ondolances to the Chapman family HERE.

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