Remnant Fellowship Church Released a Statement
A statement posted on the Remnant Fellowship Church’s website said, “We want everyone who was affected, especially the children of the passengers, to know that they are very loved and our church will be taking special care of the children’s needs in these coming years.”
It continued, “Gwen Shamblin Lara was one of the world’s most kind, gentle, and selfless mother and wife, and a loyal, caring, supportive best friend to all. She lived every day laying down her own life to ensure that others could find a relationship with God.” The church explained that Gwen Shamblin Lara’s memory will last for a long time in the hearts of the millions of people she has touched with her work through Weigh Down Ministries and added, “Joe Lara, will also be greatly missed.”
“The other passengers who perished in the crash were Remnant Fellowship leaders who were very involved in the community and loved by many,” said the statement. “David and Jennifer Martin, Jonathan and Jessica Walters, and Brandon Hannah.” The church continued, “On behalf of Remnant Fellowship Church, we would like to thank the First Responders and all who have helped our church and these families during this difficult time.”
Assuring their members and ministry followers they would continue as they have been, the statement concluded, “As far as Remnant Fellowship Church and Weigh Down Ministries are concerned, Michael Shamblin and Elizabeth Shamblin Hannah, Gwen’s two children, and the church leadership intend to continue the dream that Gwen Shamblin Lara had of helping people find a relationship with God.”
Gwen Shamblin Lara’s son, Michael Shamblin, released his own statement, saying, “My family is just asking for prayers at this time and we hope everyone who was affected, especially the children of the other passengers know that they are very loved and we hope to take special care of their needs in these coming years.”
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