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candle Our pastors son passed away this morning

I have shared his story with you already. He had been battling leukemia for a year. Ben had just turned 19 a month ago.

Our church sent out this email:
With much sadness, we are contacting you today to inform you that Ben went home to Jesus at approximately 12:30am today, Wednesday, August 19.
Please pray that God envelops the entire Elliott family and loved ones with love and comfort today and in the days to come.
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How sad and tragic! very sorry to hear that
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That is terrible to lose someone so young. My prayers go out to everyone who knew him.
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Sorry to hear! My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone effected.
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I have shared his story with you already. He had been battling leukemia for a year. Ben had just turned 19 a month ago.

Our church sent out this email:
With much sadness, we are contacting you today to inform you that Ben went home to Jesus at approximately 12:30am today, Wednesday, August 19.
Please pray that God envelops the entire Elliott family and loved ones with love and comfort today and in the days to come.

I'm sorry for everyone's loss. God be with them.
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I just found out today too. I think we go to the same church. I have been getting his mother's updates daily on Facebook over the last week while Ben was getting weaker. It was so hard to read some of them, but his story gave my heart so much encouragement.

From his final statements at church, we know he was able to journey Home with out fear and with complete surrender to God. His bravery over the last year could only have been from God and his story is such a testament to the strength God provides in our darkest hour.

I pray his family continues to lean on God for their strength.
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oh how terrible.. Cancer is such an awful disease... it has taken far too many too early.... I will say a prayer for his family and friends...
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I will pray for the family, that Jesus will help them through the pain. What a loss!...
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I'm very sorry to hear that , Christmasstar. Prayers to the friends and family.
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