There are conversations you never want to have with your kids. Today, we had to have one of those conversations with Kati.
Our kids belong to a relatively small youth group here. There are about 50 kids that belong, from 7th to 12th grade. While at work yesterday. one of John's customers came in. His daughter belongs to the same youth group, and had been notified that one of the boys in their group had committed suicide after a fight with his dad. From what we understand, his father found him when he got home from work.
Kati is completely torn up about the whole thing, and I'm sure they will address it a t youth group tonight.
When I was in high school, three of the guys from our choir played Russian Roulette, with deadly consequences. I can still remember the impact it had on all of us our senior year. Kati is a really sensitive, loyal friend and her heart is just broken.
We don't know what his relationship was with God; we do know only that the family was heavily involved in the church. The parents and family must be devastated beyond words. I can't imagine.
Would you all be praying for the family, our church, the high school, the youth group? We are in a relatively small, isolated town. Things like this will hit really hard.