6.12.2007

A Call for Prayer

Steeple at New Life Masih Ghar
Heston, London
June 2007

"Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised."
Psalm 119:76 (NLT)

My iTunes: If You Want Me To by Ginny Owens

This email came to me from my brother this afternoon. It was heartbreaking to read and I thought I should share it so people could pray for their friends who lost their son in this tragic accident. The link to the family's blog is below.

Dear Friends,

As some of you know, our family had the unfortunate experience of

being a part of a horrific event at Lake Jocassee last weekend. While
on a camping trip with 11 other families, a 3-yr old boy of one of
the families drowned when the sailboat he was in with his father
capsized. Although Joshua Dorchak was wearing a life vest, he became entangled in the rigging as the boat went down. Jim held onto his son as long as far down as he could but finally had to let Joshua go.

As of this morning they have not been able to find Joshua or the
boat. The reality is beginning to set in that they may never find
either. I have attached a couple of links for more info. Please keep
Jim, Lori and their other 4 children in your prayers - especially
Lori who is 3-months pregnant.

Also, as everyone heads out to the water this summer for sun and fun,
please be careful.

Thanks, Bill

Please make your way here to the Dorchak family blog for updated information and news or also to leave your encouragement and prayers for them. Take care...

18 comments:

Awareness said...

oh, Anna.....that is so unbelievably awful. I can think of nothing worse..... I will most definately have this family and their loved ones who huddle close to them in my heart tonight.

dana

Beverly said...

Oh, so sad. My prayers are with this family.

Mike said...

Such a tragedy...My prayers will be with them.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

my kids are not with me tonight. i feel sick. i was going to post but now have nothing to say. it will be a long night but for that family (especially the dad) every night will be

my i have no words prayers are with them

kenju said...

It is so terribly sad to lose a child at any age. I hope they can find peace in the near future.

Joel Reynolds said...

What a terrible story, Anna. I will keep them in my prayers.

Joel

Stacy said...

So sad. Our prayers are with this family.

Julie Blair said...

My prayers are also with this family...what a tragedy....I am so sorry for them....

Anna, love your images especially in the last few posts! You need to print and frame your work and show it at a gallery!! I bet you could put together a great body of work from all the pics you take around town.

Always look forward to seeing your images. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

So very sad. My heart aches for the family and especially the Dad. All the horrible emotions that must flood his thoughts. I will join the others with prayer for all concerned.

talj said...

This is so very sad, I will add my thoughts and prayers for the family and all their loved ones.

{{HUGS}} to all x

CG said...

Oh how heartbreaking. I'm so terribly sorry for this poor family.

Moksha Gren said...

There was a time when this news would have merely saddened me. Now that I have a daughter of my own...I cannot imagine the grief...it literally makes my heart ache for this family.

Ash said...

Thats terrible.
I will keep this family in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark said...

My thoughts go out to that family.

How heartbreaking.

JAM said...

I'm praying too. Incredibly sad.

Cris said...

So sad Anna, I was reading their blog... my thoughts and prayers are for the family and friends...

Mimi said...

He is holding him in the palm of his hand...
Fleres Family

Emmy said...

wow. looks like my family and i got alot of prayers. hey, im Emily Dorchak. i was just going through editing the Joshie blog, and a link to your wedsite was at the bottom, so i was like, hum, looks intresting. so i came here. i love your photography. and ur music. we have similar tastes. ^^ anyways, thanks for this post. its really nice. and it looks like allot of people got to read it too. which is cool. so yeah./ thanks and stuff. *hug*