Friday, August 17, 2007

prayer requests

Please keep the family and friends of Cpl Kenneth Armstrong in your prayers. Cpl Armstrong was a detective with the Montgomery Ploice Dept who was killed this morning in a vehicle accident while on his way to a burglery call. Cpl Armstrong was only 32 years old and leaves behind a wife, who also works for the city, and two young children. He had only worked for MPD for three years. I know I sound like a broken record but, please take the time to keep these people who protect us in your daily prayers. This includes all police officers, firefighters, ems workders, and military. They all put their lives on the line everyday to make the world livable for the rest of us. They are overworked,underpaid, underappreciated, and I can't imagine what any of our lives would be like without them. Please also remember the MPD. This is our third officer that we have lost in less than a year. That is a very high number when you think that, that is three fathers, husbands, sons, and/or brothers, not to mention friends. Becasue of what we all deal with everyday, it really does bond us together and make us a family and losing three members of your family in less tha a year is tough. Thanks so much and God bless.

And, please also remember the Hicks family and the McSween families. Our God is so good and there is no time where that is more obvious than now, when there are so many terrible things happening. How do people that don't have an active relationship with God, even get out of the bed in the morning?


Lindsey said...

Laurie, I couldn't agree more...I don't know how people who aren't christians deal with the stresses, hardships, heartaches that life throws our way daily! Makes you wonder just how bleak others lives really are that haven't found or accepted Christ as their savior. The peace, contentment, joy, and hope that comes from Christ alone (not to mention eternal salvation!)...well, I'll just say, I wouldn't want to live without it and praise God for giving us that gift!
I'll be praying for the family and friends of those who lost their loved one. As always, the Hicks are in my thoughts and prayers!

The Dawkins said...

I agree, and sometimes what is scary is that people do not share with others what they are going through....where do they get support from??

Love ya!!

p/s-I think we need to plan a road trip to come and see bout it Melissa??