This past Saturday, Ozzie Vargas Jr. died in a bizarre accident at a camp. Ozzie was a senior in high school and student body president. He was a member of the Apex Baptist Church youth group. This has to be such a devasting experience for that family, church, and school. I hope that you will pray for all these people. This tragedy hits home with me for a couple of reasons. For one, the youth pastor, Chuck, at Apex Baptist is a friend of mine and I hate that he has to experience this loss. Chuck is an amazing man and I know that if anyone will be a comfort to that family and the students, it will be him. Second, I use to work at a camp with a zip line (which is what calused Ozzie’s death). I have probably sent hundreds of kids down a zip line, and it is like my worst nightmare to think of that happening. Having said that, we should pray for that camp where this tragedy happen and for the staff involved.
Ironically, my sermon at my church this past Sunday was on evil, pain, and suffering. There is a reason for these things, and God can use these things for our good and His glory. If you’re interested in hearing the sermon, the podcast should be online sometime this week. The audio is real scratchy this week, and I apologize that. We just set up new sound equipment and were experimenting with doing the recordings with a wireless mic. We are slightly technology challenged, but we are getting better.
Anyway…pray for those impacted by Ozzie’s death. Thanks.