Bare Family Fund
This young family had not planned for such an event, and they are unable to come up with the funds to properly put his body to rest.
Lura works part time and homeschools Jonas as well as cares for Isabel. There is no way for her to come up with the funds to handle the funeral arrangements. Furthermore, because of this unforeseen circumstance, she will be having to miss work, miss paychecks, in order to grieve and help her two young children work through their grief as well.
Lura is a humble woman, who loves the Lord, and because of this has always been a "giver". It is incredibly difficult for her to be in a position of need-- but, here we are. If you are able to give any amount, it would be of tremendous help to this family, and they would feel much gratitude for you simply passing this gofundme along.
The Bible tells us to care for our widows... let's join together to ensure that this family has the ability to lay their loved one to rest.
For more information in the circumstances please feel free to read Lura's sister's blog....
...and yet in the valley, His blessings still flow. I have always been a helper, someone who desires to help others, to be there for others, to give when I am able. Yet as I received the news that day that my husband and friend, the father of my children was gone from this earth, it was if my feet slipped out from under me...but I did not fall. As I slipped, it was as if you all gathered around me and scooped me up, you gave me wings and carried me. You kept hope alive in a place where I felt there was none. You kept my eyes pointing toward the Lord and trusting in Him to provide for our needs. The countless prayers, hugs, cards, meals, snacks, flowers, toys, gift cards, donations and tears that you have shared with my children and I have been so helpful, so appreciated and so very special that words simply cannot express the thanks in my heart. You've helped me to save our home...without this help where would we be? The more I trust in the Lord, the more I am carried, loved and provided for. Without doubt this grief is deep, it hurts and is painful yet we are told in Psalm 116:15 that 'precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints' and I rejoice in the hope that Christopher, having believed in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, is in a place of pure joy and contentment like none of us have yet to know. Each day as I wake, I have this hope and my joy, yes even in sadness, is being restored. Christopher will always be honored and remembered, loved, missed and cherished in our hearts there is no doubt about that...but friends life must go on. My precious Jonas, 8 years old, and sweet Isabel, just having turned 4, these children have lives that must be lived and so we press on. We do so with financial burdens and stresses relieved because of each of your donations and help. Again I say, thank you...yet it just doesn't seem to convey how truly, deeply thankful my soul is.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and be gracious towards you. May the Lord turn towards you and give you peace.(Number 6:24-26) Peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7) as has been given to us and magnified by the way you have all carried our family.
In Christ's love and ours,
Lura, Jonas & Isabel
We are grateful to the Lord for your desire to serve and care for these beautiful people in the hardest time of their lives... so much love in Christ
The children released balloons in his memory, it was incredibly beautiful.
Thank you for all who have been diligently praying, sharing this gofundme, and who have donated their time and money to help Lura have the Celebration of Life. Please continue to do all the above- there are many hurdles the family will be enduring in the near future to move forward. Bills have begun to get paid, and Lura is extremely grateful that so many people have shown such love toward her family.
Let's continue to love her and the children
Also hard to believe that we have raised almost $9000 to help Lura and the children to put him to rest, handle some bills and breathe a bit easier. My intention is to continue to try and raise money for ongoing financial needs. This woman is the kindest person I know.
I love her intensely. Please continue to pass on this link, every single dollar makes a difference for her and the kids....
Our gratitude as her friends and family is unable to be spoken. We could not have done this alone. May Jesus Christ our God and King bless you... make He keep you, may you come to know Him, His grace and His mercy.