Ik heb zojuist vernomen dat een van onze leidster van GMG USA is omgekomen in een brand samen met haar man en twee van haar kinderen. Het nieuws hakt erin als een bom bij ons allemaal. Het verdriet is onbeschrijflijk. 2 van de kinderen hebben het drama overleefd. Ik vraag gebed voor deze 2 kinderen en de naaste familie.
I wish this were not true. I am just devastated. But you all need to know that Mandy Kelly, who has run the Leaders Group here –passed away last night. Here is what has been shared by someone close to the family:
My heart is broken. This beautiful family suffered devastating loss last night. Please pray for Bekah and Jared, the older two children in this picture. They lost their birth mother at a young age, and now they’ve lost their father, Scott, their sweet second mother, Mandy, and their two younger siblings, Lizzie and Judah, in a horrible fire last night.
I knew Mandy as a sweet and God-loving woman, a dedicated wife, and adoring mom to her four children. I know their church family and their Classical Conversations community in Lexington will rally around these kids, and love on them as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Please pray for comfort for Jared and Bekah, as well as Scott and Mandy’s parents and families. This is unimaginable, and my heart breaks for them.
The last verse Mandy posted on her Bible study Facebook page was Proverbs 31:25, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” I think that is a verse she definitely embodied. Rest In Peace, my sweet friend.