Sutherland Springs “Annabelle” Fund
This account is being set up for the family of Rev. Frank and Sherri Pomeroy in memory of their beloved 14 year old daughter, Annabelle. Annabelle was one of the many victims of the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church tragedy.
The Pomeroy family is a very loving, caring, giving and supportive family in our neighborhood, in our community and to every person who crosses their path.
Rev. Frank Pomeroy has been seeing to the spiritual needs of all the families and victims from his church unselfishly, asking nothing for himself, even though he is faced with the heartbreaking loss of Annabelle.
Annabelle was a fun, compassionate, caring girl who had a heart of gold. She loved children and children loved her. She will be missed by so many, young and old. Her memory will forever live on.
The Pomeroy's neighbors and friends have established this fund to help defray expenses associated with their great loss.
Please consider donating a loving gift to this beautiful, precious family to help lighten their financial load as they continue to minister to those who are hurting.
ALL donations to this fund will go directly to the Pomeroy family and will only be withdrawn from this fund by Frank or Sherri Pomeroy.
Things are moving along for the Pomeroy family day by day. Sherri visited the memorial shortly after Thanksgiving and in doing so felt a sense of closure. However, the pain and tears and heartache are still there for Sherri and the entire Pomeroy family, as well as their church family. Frank and Sherri are still very busy administering to the needs of their church families. They are visiting those still hospitalized, building ramps and/or modifying homes for the injured to return home to, while still dealing with their own loss and grief. This is bound to be a very difficult time for all affected with the Christmas holidays quickly approaching. So even though the impact of this tragedy has lessened to the outside world, please don't forget the Pomeroys and all of the families affected as they will surely need extra prayers and hugs and words of encouragement during this holiday season.
I will be posting a few photos of Annabelle in my next few updates to give you an idea of how happy Annabelle's life was with her family. I would also like to share a post from Sherri's Facebook page as a result of meeting a new friend. It provides a great deal of insight into how feelings can vary under similar circumstances and may provide comfort to any of you that have been in a similar situation. Sherri wrote: " This friend described a time when she was small and saw her Dad almost die. Years later when he described the same scene, she was astonished at the contrast of what they each saw and felt. However, what the friend saw as a time of physical torment and obvious pain and suffering, her Dad described it as a time of perfect peace and no pain." Sherri relates that this story gave her so much comfort as she had been struggling with survivor's guilt and worried if Belle was scared and crying her name as the gunman began shooting. She now feels that even if Belle were alive for those entire 11 minutes, that God would have comforted her and led her to HIS light even as her physical body could have been suffering from a human vantage point. This friend sharing this story helped ease Sherri's feelings of guilt and helplessness.
It has been my privilege to start this campaign for the Pomeroy family while they were mourning their loss, grieving with family members as they arrived from out of town and planning the funeral for their precious Annabelle. They laid her to rest today and she is now with the angels, but forever in their hearts and in their memories. Tomorrow I will be turning this campaign over to Frank and Sherri's son Kaleb Pomeroy. Please keep the entire Pomeroy family in your prayers, as the pain will remain with them for a very long time to come and they will continue to need your support and friendship throughout that time. I personally would like to thank each and every one of you that has donated to this wonderful family thus far and the wonderful words of encouragement that you have written. Please keep sharing this campaign and donating even the smallest amount to help with any needs they may have. Pray also for all of the victims and families impacted by this terrible tragedy.