Monday, November 22, 2010

Sorrow for Hinkle Family

Long time readers of this blog might remember me mentioning the ministry of The Hinkle Family. The family’s gifts are singing, evangelism and a deep concern for nursing homes. Their ministry is to visit nursing homes, singing with the residents and sharing the gospel.

In addition to their website, you can follow the family on Facebook:

Our church is one of many supporting this ministry. At least once a year they visit nursing homes in this area and spend a Sunday morning sharing that ministry with our congregation. Here’s an iPhone capture during their presentation this last July.

I mention them today requesting prayer support. Monday, November 22, 2010, there was a fatal accident in Weatherford, Texas. Sarah, the alto in the group, did not survive and was called home to be with her Lord. No matter how much faith we have in our Lord and Savior, this loss leaves a hole in lives that will take time to heal. Sarah will be missed by her family and by everyone uplifted by their music and their ministry.

We know the family will be in need not only for prayers from those who love them, but in financial needs. Sarah was driving a car pulling a trailer with much of their equipment, which scattered across the roadway. Although nearby churches responded to recover what could be, much was destroyed. I know of several churches in our area that will be collecting donations to help the family with necessary expenses as well as replacing the equipment in order to continue their ministry.

If this need places a burden on your heart, please consider a donation. There is an address on their website for a church contact:

Hinkle Family
c/o Grace Baptist Church
600 S. Trinity St.
Decatur, Texas 76234

Or you may reach them through our church:

Hinkle Family
c/o First Baptist Church of Cottondale
145 County Road 3355
Paradise, Texas 76073

Please, as you pray, keep this family lifted through their grief, knowing that we should …

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 KJV)

1 comment:

  1. Heard this verse in a song this morning and thought about this family:

    Psalm 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.


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