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Please pray for the Laurie family

July 24th, 2008 Posted in encouragement, family

Please continue to pray for the Laurie family.

Christopher Laurie, son of Pastor Greg Laurie and Cathe Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., passed away on July 24, 2008 in a car accident. A resident of Huntington Beach, Laurie, 33, served as the art director at Harvest Christian Fellowship for the past three years.

In addition to his parents, Christopher is survived by his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Stella, as well as his brother Jonathan. Christopher and his wife are expecting another daughter in November.

Please leave a note of condolence and encouragement for Brittany and the family on the comments section of this blog post.

Memorial Service

A memorial service was held on Friday, August 1, at at Harvest Christian Fellowship. You may watch the archived webcast of the service by clicking here.

22,995 Responses to “Please pray for the Laurie family”

  1. Anonymous says:

    may God continue to give you strenght to you and your family. God Bless as God is good. Amen

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just a note to tell you, Brittany, and all your family that I know the Lord Jesus is for you in every way! Ministering to your little girl is so important because she really can’t say what she feels, and she needs to receive that comfort in tangible ways…God will show you how. You are so loved by the Lord Jesus Christ and He will make you stronger than you ever knew possible.
    love in Christ, Sara

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dear Pastor and family,
    Today was first time I ever heard you on radio in Phila area,in fact was not at all aware of you or your church. It so touched me,your expression of sorrow about the loss of your son. It has been 20 years since my son 30 years of age passed away suddenly,3 days after his birthday. You are so right no words can console you,and you will never be the same,there was no consolation in prayer,the help came by my focusing on his 4 siblings who needeed me more than ever.They followed my lead as we grieved, my mom taught me to accept Gods will and speak to him and about him as if he was still -physically her.

  4. Anonymous says:

    pastor I feel your families pain and your so lucky to have such a blessed family with togetherness and love and what I love more about you is that you charish your grandchildren and are your life and that is awsome I wish more grandparents where like you and I. May the lord comfort you and your family and were always praying for the church and your family

  5. sue hill says:

    I just wanted to tell you how much of an inspiration you are to me. I walked to my sons room the day before mothers day may 2008 and found him dead. So many times when I heard of people loosing a child i have made the statement that I would have to be buried with one of mine if it happened to me. God has since taught me that his grace is truly sufficient even when life becomes unbearable he gives the strength to go on.please know that my families prayers are with yours.

  6. sandra r says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  7. Karen says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,

    I lost my brother on 8/02/09, the hurt in my heart is unbearable. I have never lost a family member except for grandparents and am having a difficult time as I know you can relate. A friend of mine brought the DVD Lost Boy to my brothers memorial service and after looking at the DVD sitting on my table for 6 weeks I finally watched your story. My brother was a lost boy as well growing up as he did not have a father, none of us did. My brother was walking with the lord when he passed away and I thank god for that. I on the other hand have been sitting on the fence sort of speak but because of your story, I’m jumping off that fence and straight into the arms of the lord. I will dedicated the rest of my life to Jesus and spreading THE WORD OF HIS UNFAILING LOVE FOR US ALL.
    Thank you for sharing your life story with the world, in turn my world is now forever changed.
    May God Bless you and your entire family!

    Warm Regards,

    Karen

  8. Anonymous says:

    And why so little became such interesting blogs, thank you!

  9. Melanie says:

    Thinking of you. Praying for you.

    I have this page linked to my blog as a reminder to have your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  10. Anna says:

    Greg,
    Shortly before your son was killed in a car crash, my 15-year-old son was diagnosed with Testicular cancer that had already matasticized. My heart just broke for you and your family and I prayed for you many times over this past year. I remember thinking that even though we got a bad diagnosis, we still had our son here, with us.
    However, this past June of 2009, my son lost his battle with cancer and died one week before his 16th birthday, and two days before Father’s Day. He trusted the Lord up until the end and encouraged me to do the same.
    But, now, I feel so lost and broken inside. He had so many people praying for him from all over the world, and I don’t understand why he didn’t make it. He was such a wonderful young man who had so many plans and so much to offer this world.
    I miss him so much! I am having a hard time letting go of him and trusting the Lord with this. If you have any words for a mother who lost her precious son, from a father who lost his too, I would appreciate it!
    God bless you, Anna

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  12. Nancy Hedrick says:

    Just finished reading Wrestling With God. What a blessing to see how our Great God goes before us, giving us what we need, just when we need it. I never knew this book existed and just happened upon it while looking for a specific devotional. After reading it, I had to get on line and find out more about its author. There I saw the prayer request. Upon reading the request, the Holy Spirit nudged my heart to send my condolences. We never get over losing loved ones, but what a comfort to know we will be with them once again, in a far better place. After my parents passed away, the Lord led me to a book (pretty much the way He lead me to yours) called HEAVEN by: Randy Alcorn. What a difference and great help it has been.
    Loving each of you, through my prayers.

  13. Jim Hoffman says:

    Christopher will be im my prayors! There is no worse event in life than to outlive your children. Any death of a loved one is painful. Christopher’s life will continue to be a blessing to The Harvest Ministry until Jesus Christ’s return. His death will be a reminder of how important we all need to be ready because Christ can call us home at any time. Thank Jehovah God and Jesus Christ for giving us The Holy Spirit to comfort all believers in Jesus Christ when times are tough. Thank you Jesus for your promise to see all our loved ones in Heaven one day! What a GLORIOUS DAY THAT WILL BE!

  14. kingsley achukwu says:

    I saw Pastor Greg Laurie on TBN Africa for the first time last night in Lagos, Nigeria.
    I was moved by his passion for teaching the Word of God’s kingdom ministry & very happy to see the great number of youngsters his teachings will affect their lives, positively. So I just went to his website to know more about this amazing man, hardly expecting to see the personal burden he bears over the tragic death of his dear son, Christopher.
    I just wish to use this medium to send our sincerest condolences. Surely his son, who was incidentally one of his associates is resting on the bosom of our Saviour & Lord, Jesus Christ.
    May our good Lord continue to strengthen the entire family as Pastor Greg & his team continue in his kingdom growth ministry.

  15. STEVE Bennett says:

    We love ya Greg-

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