Friday, April 28, 2006

Please Pray For Taylor University

This message was posted today by a student at Taylor University in Indiana.

Louie, I'm a student at Taylor University. Late Wednesday night, we lost four students and one faculty member. If the Passion house and the universities could please keep us in prayer in the midst of this tragedy, we would appreciate it. God Bless, Sarah

News of the accident can be found here.

Sarah, and all at Taylor, and especially the families of those who have suffered great loss, our hearts and prayers surround you, thanking God that even in the midst of the valley of the shadow of death His grace is enough. May the God who brings life from death comfort you all with His enduring presence and grace.

We are with you....


  • Psalm 126:5 & 6, "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him."

    Prayers for Taylor University...

    By Blogger Sandra R., at 4/28/2006 4:16 PM  

  • I had a close friend of mine die just about a year ago, and we were lucky enough to catch her testimony on video before she left this world behind. I found myself asking why she died, just like you are today. 2 months later, I saw another friend come to Christ becuase of that video. Those 2 friends never even knew each other. So while the answer as to why comes in God's time, you can rest assure that He will use it for His Glory! My prayers and my condolences go out to you, Sarah and the rest of Taylor University.

    By Blogger tarheel, at 4/28/2006 4:38 PM  

  • Praying for ya'll.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/28/2006 4:56 PM  

  • Sarah,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time! there was great loss, but praise God there is great gain!!!

    Job... He Gives and takes away, bless His Holy Name.

    Mattew 5:4.. Bleesed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

    I pray for Gods loving arms to wrap around your whole campus and bring joy to your hearts for those you lost at the moment you will surely see again in Heaven!!! praise God.

    By Blogger eliz, at 4/28/2006 5:15 PM  

  • Sarah,

    I have 3 friends who attend Taylor...
    my prayers are definently with you guys.


    By Blogger lesykes, at 4/28/2006 5:25 PM  

  • God is sovereign and providential. Anything and everything that happens is because of His divine purpose. I mourn with you. Im so sorry that this happened. But I praise God for what will come of it. Be strong in our awesome God, because we are MORE than conquerors in Jesus Christ.


    By Anonymous Chase, at 4/28/2006 5:26 PM  

  • Sarah,
    You all are deeply in my prayers!
    May you feel the Lords comfort during this time!

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 4/28/2006 5:43 PM  

  • Thanks for your caring heart Louie.

    Praying for you, Sarah, and your fellow Taylor University students, faculty, staff, and family.

    "The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

    Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death." Isaiah 57:1-2

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/29/2006 8:25 AM  

  • We are with you and praying for you Sarah and all at Taylor University.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/29/2006 10:18 AM  

  • praying for all at Taylor and all affected by the accident. we prayed for you all in chapel on thursday.
    may the God of all peace and comfort be with you. may He work through this in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/29/2006 1:49 PM  

  • My prayers are with all of the students, faculty, and family members! May God give each of you peace through this difficult time!

    Love and God Bless,


    By Blogger psalmsgirl, at 4/29/2006 2:44 PM  

  • I just got off the phone with a dear friend of mine from Taylor. She asked me to pray for the safety of the Taylor community as they all travel this weekend to the funerals as they are in the victims' hometowns.

    "You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this and that." James 4:14-15

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/29/2006 3:28 PM  

  • Sarah and all at Taylor, we support you and are thinking and praying for you..

    By Blogger steph hsieh, at 4/29/2006 3:33 PM  

  • for Sarah and everyone at Taylor and surrounding community, prayers that God would surround you with His comfort and His Peace...

    Several years ago, I sat next to a co-worker who's son was a senior in high school. One morning she got a phone call at work that he'd been killed in a car accident on the way to school. She was not a Christian and was very confused when some well meaning people at the funeral told her this was God's Will. She asked me why people would say such a thing; she found that confusing and offensive; she was hurting and searching for months and we had a lot of talks...thankfully instead of resenting God, she reached out for Him. As a result of her seeking heart, she started going to church, got saved, her husband got saved, eventually like 9 people in her family got saved. She has been for years one of my closest friends. But the thought grieved her that her son had not been saved. Then about a year after his death, one of the kids from the youth group came up to her and said he felt like he was supposed to tell her that he was there when her son had been saved just a few weeks before the accident! She was ectastic with tears of joy! Makes me wonder what he prayed... Did he ask God to use him to save his family? I do not know. But I do know that it shows that God is so merciful to use tragic things like this in ways we don't expect.

    Praying that everyone affected by what's happened at Taylor would be drawn closer to Him... that those who know Him already, would come to a deeper place...and those who don't, will be drawn to seek and find Him... and for His loving arms of Peace & Comfort to surround you all.

    By Blogger Kimmer, at 4/30/2006 2:17 AM  

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    By Blogger Ryan Guard, at 4/30/2006 4:25 AM  

  • The Taylor news didn't strike close to home until this morning, one of my Sunday Schoolers reminded me of Megan, who is a Taylor student, and whose family attends our church. At that point, I was shocked, and also broken, over just how self-centered I am, and how easily I forget about those around me. Needless to say, we're praying for all at Taylor, everyone close to the students, teachers, and families, and most of all, for God to use all these events for HIS glory.


    By Blogger Silke, at 4/30/2006 2:06 PM  

  • I am a Taylor alum whose heart is broken over the deaths this week. The Taylor community around the world grieves with you. To God be the glory.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/30/2006 4:43 PM  

  • The news of this breaks my heart. It was only a little over a year ago when a Taylor University student who died after being hit by a van. Despite who horrible this is, God will use this tragedy ... He will reign GLORIOUS!

    I'm praying for Taylor University and I cannot imagine the pain felt across the campus.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/30/2006 7:03 PM  

  • Sarah,

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. My prayers and thoughts are with the students and faculty at Taylor as well as family members. May God's comforting arms surround all of you. Much love my sister.

    In Christ,

    By Blogger Donna Versace, at 4/30/2006 9:35 PM  

  • Wow. I'm a member of a worship ministry that just returned from leading a conference in S. Korea over the last week. While we were there, we met a teacher at the school we were working with who was finishing his student teaching there before heading back to graduate from Taylor University in May. He told us of a friend of his, and some other students who had died in a car accident the night before.
    We prayed for him, and the loss at Taylor half way around the world. . . Our God is so much bigger than anything we could ever imagine.
    Brian (the teacher in Korea) asked us to play Blessed Be the name of the Lord during our final worship time together. What a powerful reminder . . . in the midst of tragedy and loss, the Lord's name is to be praised.

    Thoughts and prayers to our friends at Taylor University.

    By Blogger Eric, at 4/30/2006 10:24 PM  

  • You are all in our prayers!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/01/2006 12:54 PM  

  • Praying for those at Taylor University.

    Louie, I am so looking forward to hearing you speak at the National Day of Prayer event here in Lancaster, PA tomorrow night! By the grace of God, I was able to have the night off of work and now I can make the event. Will there be a time for us to meet you at any point? Praying for your safe trip here to Amish Country. Make sure to get some shoo fly pie while you're here--yum!

    By Blogger higgie07, at 5/03/2006 1:38 PM  

  • Keeping all at Taylor in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sidenote to prov31grl:
    I'll be in Lancaster, too. I did, however, hear on the forecast that there's actually a possibility of thunderstorms. What is it with Louie and weather, anyway?

    By Blogger Tammie, at 5/03/2006 2:01 PM  

  • What a tragic event.
    Please know that people at Swinburne University in Australia are praying for you all. We pray that you feel the closeness of God and the comfort of the only true Comforter at this time and during the months ahead.
    2 Cor. ch 1 v 3-4

    By Blogger gail, at 5/04/2006 12:40 AM  

  • This has nothing to do with the BLOG, but Louie's talks on the website -- the PASSPORT series -- talk #1, the mpeg4 plays for about three minutes and cuts off. I've tried several times the last couple of weeks and it always stops at the same place. Just wanted to let someone know. Thanks for sharing the Word!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/04/2006 9:52 AM  

  • Hi Sarah-
    Im very sorry to hear about the accident. 2 friends of mine attend TU and I know its been hard for you all. I pray God would give you his peace in this really hard time!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2006 11:45 PM  

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    By Blogger max soares, at 5/11/2006 12:37 PM  

  • I didn't find this post until just now, but I wanted you to know that I go to Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC. We heard about the news right after it happened. As a student chaplain at the school, we took a time of silence and prayer for Taylor during the chapel service that day we found out. The "thunder of the saints" is interceding for you, Taylor U., and for the mourning families.

    By Blogger Cody Thomas, at 5/18/2006 9:53 AM  

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