Dean Russell and Family

With very heavy hearts we have some heartbreaking news to share.  September 25, 2017, Dean Russell’s momma, brother and sister-in-law were killed in a home explosion caused by a propane gas leak. His 2 nieces were severely burned; they have endured some surgeries already and are expected to be in the hospital for 4-6 months, but they should make a full recovery. This tragedy has all of us in shock and sadness for Dean and his family. Dean said that he knows they are all in heaven. God’s timing is not our timing and His plans are not our plans. Sometimes He brings His children to Heaven because He has plans for them there.

We are trying to raise money to help with funeral fees and anything extra will go into a fund for the young children or to help with medical costs.  The medical costs are going to be astronomical. 

We pray for Deans broken heart and that of his family and friends and that you give them peace and strength. We pray that you give them the ability to celebrate the lives and the time they had with their loved ones. We pray for his nieces to make a full recovery and to heal their broken hearts. AMEN.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


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Brian Ankrom 
Birmingham, AL
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