Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Loss of a Father to 11-just 2 days before Christmas...

I got some very sad news this morning...

The Lord has gained one of his "special ones" today in Glory Land. Derek Loux-brother-in-law of dear friend Tracie Loux was tragically killed in a car accident today. Derek has joined his son Josiah in heaven for Christmas.
Derek was father to 11 children (1 in heaven). He was an adoption and human trafficking advocate & was very involved in IHOP (International House of Prayer). A year ago they returned home with 3 special needs boys from Eastern Europe. I LOVED following Derek & Renee's journey while they were there, it was amazing to watch.
If you feel led, go to their blog, leave a note of prayer and encouragement for Renee and their 10 children.


AND HOLD THOSE YOU LOVE CLOSE THIS CHRISTMAS!

9 comments:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Wow Jen, it is such a small world.

I have cried on and off all day for Renee and the children!

When I heard I just stopped and prayed. I didn't know what else to do!

God has truly gained one of the special men on earth today! He will be truly missed.

Hugs and much love! Praising God for the blessing growing inside of you!

Jill

Kelly said...

How can this be? This is one of those things that I will never be able to understand. So sad. Lifting up prayers for this family.

Pam, mom, honey, said...

praying for this dear family. i can not imagine going through this.

Midwest Mommy said...

So very heartbreaking. My heart hurts for his wife and children.

*Overflowing* said...

I am in tears...such awful, sad news! There are no words...I am praying!

Shanna said...

So, so sad.
My son is an Atlanta IHOP kid. Everyone here is praying for this family.

Andrea said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing so that we can pray.

Adeye said...

Oh friend-- I too am aching for Renee and the kids. My heart just cannot comprehend such loss. It is so heartbreaking.

Flamingo Mama said...

i wish i wouldn't have read this tonight! now i'm all a mess trying to hold back the "ugly cry". i never have heard of this family before but something like this rocks my faith. i will definitely pray for them in my prayer chamber tonight (the shower of course). ok...trying to hold it together.