Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pray for the Chapmans

© 2007 Tucker Photography.
(Left to right Will Franklin, Maria, Steven, Shaoey, Mary Beth, Stevey Joy, Caleb and Emily)

So as many of you know Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his family have experienced a terrible tragedy this week.  

I was going to tape my first show for TAKE A BOW tonight, but decided that I should take this time to encourage anyone who is reading this to take a few moments and pray for Steven and his family.
Below is all of the information on what has been happening.

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    NASHVILLE, TN...5/21/08... 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 struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

    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. Chapman is a five-time GRAMMY ® winner and 54-time Dove Award winning artist who has sold over 10 million albums and garnered 44 No. 1 singles.

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

    By mail, send to PO Box 150156 Nashville, TN 37215.

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

    Funeral Arrangements for Maria Sue Chapman

    FRI May 23rd Visitation 5-8p

    SAT May 24th Memorial service 11a 

    at Christ Presbyterian Church
    2323 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN
    (615) 373-2311

There is also a blog posted by Steven's manager I think, where you can go to read more about Maria Sue and watch a video.  You can also leave messages for the Chapman family.  You will find that link below...

I also created a Facebook group which you can get to by clicking the link below...

Please pray for this family.  In my opinion, children are one of the greatest gifts that God can bless us with.  They NEVER cease to amaze me when I am around them.  It is so heartbreaking to lose them.  My heart aches for this family.

Many blessings and love to you Chapman family...


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