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Offline 88Devin12

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Just found out yesterday that a childhood friend of mine, who I had known since 2nd grade was killed in a car accident on Sunday. He was thrown from the car (no seatbelt) and died. He was only 20...

He was a great friend, and I think was (as far as my knowledge goes, and when i knew him) a Christian. He got into drugs during and after High School and I've been hoping he could recover. As far as I know, he was still a nice guy...

I've been reading comments on Facebook from old friends of mine, and my friend was still trying to save his friends from their decline into drugs and other destructive activities.

Lord have mercy on your servant Stephen, and all whose lives are tragically cut short in their youth...
Protomartyr Stephen intercede for our souls!

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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 01:23:39 PM »
+Memory Eternal.

I'm really sorry for your loss, Devin. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 01:24:33 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 01:27:11 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 01:39:29 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 01:59:51 PM »
My deepest sympathies on your loss, Devin! May the Lord's own hand comfort you, and may your friend's memory be eternal!
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 02:07:00 PM »
Memory eternal! Christ is risen!
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 02:48:18 PM »

Memory Eternal!
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 07:43:02 PM »
Lord have mercy! Memory eternal.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 08:40:42 PM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2009, 12:02:14 AM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant, Stephen. Memory eternal.
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009, 12:50:26 AM »
My condolences on Stephen's passing.

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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 05:05:33 AM »
+Memory Eternal.
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2009, 12:50:04 AM »
Lord have mercy.  Memory eternal. +++

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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009, 12:56:37 AM »
Lord have mercy! May Stephen's Memory be Eternal!
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2009, 11:38:33 AM »
Dear Devin, my most sincere sympathies and condolences.

Eternal be Stephen's memory!

Dear Jesus, please grant the eternal rest to Your good servant Stephen. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2009, 12:26:11 PM »
Lord, have mercy. Memory eternal.
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2009, 06:03:06 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: For a childhood friend of mine, and all young people who die tragically...
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2009, 12:18:24 AM »
May the memory of the servant of God, Stephen, be eternal!
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