Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prayers for the Chapman Family

Maria is in Steven Curtis Chapman's arms



MARIA SUE CHAPMAN, DAUGHTER OF STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, DIES IN ACCIDENT AT FAMILY HOME YESTERDAY 5/21/08.

This death has not only affected this amazing family who has done soo much for the orphans in China, but the entire adoption community- It has had such an affect on so many people. I can not even imagine the pain this family is dealing with right now-- The song Cinderella as most of you know was written for sweet Maria. I have the song playing on my blog so turn the volume up to hear it. Make sure to pause the music to watch the video at the bottom-

"At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was killed last night by a car driven by her teenage brother in the driveway of the Chapman family’s Williamson County home in Tennessee.
Maria, Chapman, youngest of six children, was playing in the driveway when she was struck by a Toyota Land Cruiser. Several members of the Chapman family witnessed the accident.

More than five years ago, Chapman and his wife, MaryBeth, founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from China. The ministry’s goal is to help families reduce the financial barrier of adoption, and has provided grants to over 1700 families wishing to adopt orphans from around the world.

The Chapman family is so grateful for the incredible outpouring of love and support at this difficult time."

Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed Wednesday night in a tragic accident in the family driveway on Wednesday evening. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him... not to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted.

Your prayers are needed for all in the Chapman family. This is a family who has so generously loved and given to so many. Just hours before this close knit family was celebrating the engagement of the oldest daughter Emily Chapman, and were just hours away from a graduation party marking Caleb Chapman's completion of high school. Now, they are preparing to bury a child who blew out 5 candles on a birthday cake less than 10 days ago. These words are unthinkable to type. - Jim Houser (Manager)

(Please remember to turn off background music to watch video.)


In lieu of flowers, the Chapmans request any gifts be directed to Shaohannah’s Hope.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS FAMILY!!!! THROUGH THIS VERRRY HARD TIME--

Psalm 68:5-6 tells us that as the Father to the fatherless, God delights in setting the lonely in families. It has been our experience that the scriptural mandate of caring for orphans, such as the one found in James 1:27, is really a wonderful invitation to experience God in a profound way by being a part of His sovereign plan for His precious children.

3 comments:

Holly said...

I was so sad when I heard this horrible news. I cannot imagine what this family is going through. I will definetly continue to keep them in my prayers.

forever sisters said...

I feel SOO bad for them. I can't imagine what their son is going through. Did you know it was Will Franklin?

Lexie said...

My heart aches for this family.