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Three Pastors Rally Support for Family of a Pastor Killed in an Accident Leaving Behind a Wife and Seven Children
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...” – James 1:27
LCC just received word from Reverend Mark Shockey from St. Peter Edina, Minnesota about a pastor’s family in Watseka, Illinois that is in desperate need. Pastor Shockey was alerted when he received the following request from his sister, Carolyn, a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. She writes:
In the Bible it clearly states that we are to "look after orphans and widows in their distress". God has placed a family in our midst. They need our help.
At the request of Pastors Shockey, Rockemann and Love, LCC has established a fund for the Netzband family. You may click below and complete the form to make your donation. LCC is NOT collecting clothing, food or other non-monetary donations. Those are to be delivered to Calvary Watseka at the address above. Thank you for responding to God’s call to care for the widowed and fatherless with the mercy, compassion and proclamation of Jesus Christ. All money collected will go dollar for dollar to Pastor Love in Watseka to be distributed to the Netzband family.
Click here to donate to the Netzband Family Fund
On April 4, 2011, as Bob Netzband, a life-long diabetic and pastor of a small church in Watseka, Illinois, was driving with two of his sons on I-57 in east southern Illinois, he suffered a severe drop in blood sugar. His car flipped off the highway into a creek. The two boys, ages 9 and 11, were able to get out, but their father died at the scene. They were found wandering on the highway, not knowing what to do. Bob left behind six children and a wife, Kelly, expecting their 7th child. Read the full account from the Central IL News-Gazette newspaper.
This past September, Holly Grace was born, with Down Syndrome.
Kelly has had to stop working her two jobs in order to be home to take care of the children. This young family lives on the Survivor Social Security check that she receives monthly, and food stamps which she carefully stretches out for the full month. Kelly is the niece of my step-grandmother. We had been out of touch for several years until last week when our family received a letter from her. It's such a sad story, it's almost unbelievable. Unfortunately, it is true. We been daily in touch with Kelly, whose mother died a few years ago, to offer emotional support, but this strong woman of faith in our great God needs tangible help from us also.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
- PRAY for them
- Monetary gifts or gift cards to Walmart, Jewel, Aldi, gas stations, Avon
- Cereal, Pop-tarts, juice, crackers, Goldfish, fruit rollups, cookies, anything YOU or your children would like (she gets the basics with food stamps)
- Paper products, laundry soap, shampoo, bar soap, cleaning products
- Diapers size 2
- Clothing and shoes (your children's gently used, outgrown clothes in these sizes would work also!)
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||size 18 - 29Wx30L men
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||November 14, 2001
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||October 20, 2005
||June 24, 2008
||September 17, 2011
Donations can be brought to:
Calvary Lutheran Church
120 E. Hickory St.
Watseka, Illinois 60970
Please bring items to the choir room at the church and place them in the Netzband Family box. When I get a couple of boxes filled, I will take it down to her.
Thank you so very much for your care and help!!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 11:42