For those of you that don't know or remember the the history of my Godchild's father Steven, he is young man that came from a troubled home, fathered my Godchild at 17, was in a psych hospital at 18 for attempting suicide brought on by a long history of abusiveness from a troubled mother among other things, had a drug problem -and then managed to turn his life around and is now serving in the Marines.
Today his best friend since childhood was found dead. The cause has yet to be determined. A 20 year old young man who also had drug troubles, spent some time in jail, recently had a religious conversion and was turning his life around.
Steven's mom was at my house today, when Steven called her and she told him the sad news. Obviously he is devastated, he is also stationed in Japan with little chance of being able to come home and say his final goodbyes. This young man has had so many losses in his life, it just feels like the hits just keep coming every time he managed to pull himself up again.
Please pray for him, I am very concerned, especially that he is so far from home and doesn't have nearby support.
Also pray for Andy, the young man who died, and for his parents, his brother and extended family who I'm sure are in terrible pain right now.