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  • Thursday, January 11, 2018

    AP/Eric Gay

    Our hearts broke when we heard about the tragic shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, TX. 26 people were lost that day including Ryland Ward's step mom and 2 sisters.  

    Ryland, just 5 years old, was shot several times and for the past more than 2 months he has been recovering in a San Antonio hospital.  So many of you, when I shared Ryland's wish for Christmas cards, jumped at the chance to help and flooded him with cards!  Many of you have asked for updates on Ryland and I happy to tell you that today he got to go home, and he did it in style, riding through town on a fire truck.

    Ryland has developed a friendship with the volunteer firefighter, Rusty Duncan, who saved him that day.  Rusty says that Ryland is an amazing kid, who is an inspiration to all who know him, he said that when he has felt like quitting, Ryland's fighting spirit has encouraged him to not give up.  His grandma says that it is a miracle that Ryland survived that day, and while he is making great strides in his recovery, he is still in need of our prayers.

     

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