Friday, June 18, 2010

Bring Kyron Home

Tuesday night we hosted a vigil for Kyron Hormon, a small boy who disappeared from his elementary school a couple weeks ago. Three high school friends of Kyron's dad pulled together a vigil of hope at our church. It was a sad and sweet night. My staff teammates were all committed to other things so the little team that pulled this together served above and beyond under really tough circumstances and with little or no time to prepare. I was so proud of every one of them.

It was a surreal experience to be involved to some degree on this side of the lens. Protecting a family from people doing their job. Navigating speaking truth or saying "no" to a CBS reporter in a professional way when Mike and I have been following the story, on the other side of the lens daily. The courageous family did come to our church for the vigil and came out of the green room to join us for the vigil.

I love our church on Sundays, but it was such a sweet sweet night to feel like we were being the church more than doing church. I sat with three young moms who had no connection to the family or the school or our church, but loved praying with them and getting to know them a bit. I really hope they will come back on Sunday too.

It was very interesting to see 4 different news reports on the evening. What they chose to report, what went by the wayside. Click here to see one of the reports from the evening.

Anyone with information regarding Kyron Horman's whereabouts is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office at (503) 261-2847.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

Thank you to all involved in making this happen. It was, indeed, a very special service and way to love and support the community we are in.