ATLANTA — A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area.
A law enforcement source said one person was killed in the crash, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.
At least 21 were people were injured, and nine were immediately taken to nearby hospitals, Fulton County Fire Department Chief Larry Few said. Two of the victims were critically injured, The Associated Press reported…. read moreFrom her Mom: “This is Sarah’s last journal entry before she went Home!”
This afternoon the Mt. Zion Baptist Church bus was in a terrible crash as 40 students with chaperons were on their way to the Atlanta airport to go share their love with children in Botswana, Africa. At some moment before that crash, Sarah took the time, while riding on the bus to read her Bible and write this, her last journal entry.
Please pray for the Sarah’s family, and the families of all of those injured! Pray for our community in this time of grief!
The love she had for the Lord and others can clearly be seen! She wanted to share the Love of God around the world, and I pray that this will be done!
-Sarah Harmening. June 8, 2017
The letter says:
“I was just sitting here on the bus, feeling a little sad. I guess because I’m going to be gone so long and I was a little uncomfortable. Then I decided to read my Bible. I prayed and opened up to 1 Peter 5 and 2 Peter 1. Pretty much everything I read applies to me now. It talked about watching over the flock entrusted to you, which would be my little buddies in Botswana, humbling yourself which I will need to do (and that also means being a little uncomfortable), it talked about the devil prowling about like a lion seeking whom he may devour, which he will especially be doing on this mission trip, and how we need to be alert and of sober mind, and lastly, how we get to participate in his divine nature! I mean, how awesome is that? So mostly, I was just reminded of why I’m here and that God has called me here and he’s done so for a reason. So I know he’s going to do incredible things.”
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