Pray for Chad Cole
Chad was badly beaten by 7 people (from my understanding) last weekend and has been in the hospital, in intensive care ever since. These people beat him with guns (I'm glad they did not shoot him). They were trying to make him an example as he owed them $40 and his brother owed them $60. So ... basically, you have a person beaten, almost to death, over $100 for stupid drugs! It makes me sick.
He has not awakened completely yet in the whole week and 2 days since this happened. However, today, John and I went to visit him and he was moving around and squeezed the hand of his father. He may be OK, but there is no way to be sure until he wakes up completely.
The entire time I looked at him today, I thought of how hard this must be for his father. I can't imagine knowing that my son had been so careless with his life and now he lay there almost dead ... and very possibly brain damaged ... over stupid drugs. I am very sad for all of them.
I pray that the Lord will use this event in his life to show him of his need for a relationship with Christ. I hope that all of his family will see the foolishness and vanity of life without the Lord. Chad once made a profession of faith when in jail, but did not move forward any with the Lord. Who knows? Please pray for this young man and his family, as they are all in great spiritual need.
You can read a few short articles about it from the local news if you want by clicking the links below. Thank you.
Here and here.