Chinnor Community Church, High Street, Chinnor, OX39 4DH

Hope in Tragedy – Prayer for the Powells

Pastor Pete
19th October 2020

Hope in Tragedy – Prayer for the Powells

This week we reflected on the tragic events that took Zoe, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia to be with Jesus and left Josh and Penelope critically injured in hospital.

If you feel led, leave a comment below of your own memories of this special family who have played such an integral part in our church family.

To view the video click on the film icon to the right of this text.

18 thoughts on “Hope in Tragedy – Prayer for the Powells

  1. Janice Furze says:

    I am a Christian, living at Cricklade in Wiltshire. The news has affected the wider Christian family and our hearts ache with all involved. Your Pastor’s words were powerful as he spoke and reminded us all of the Hope we have in Jesus. Please be assured of my prayers into the future especially as you wrap arms of love around Penny and Josh. Thank God we have a hope, and while it is so hard to understand God’s ways, we know that He is weaving a rich tapestry which perhaps we will better understand when we stand together in Glory. May the Lord Bless you.

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Janice, Thank you for contacting us and for your kind words, shared hope and prayers. Grace and Peace to you in Jesus’ name. With Christian love from all at Chinnor Community Church.

  2. Maggie Rayfield says:

    Thank you very much for allowing me to access this video. I can see that Josh and Penny have an enormous amount of support from the church and from this congregation, and I am sure this, as well as their faith, will be invaluable to them now and in times to come. Josh and his family have also made a huge impact on the whole of Chinnor and I hope that he and Penny know what they mean to us all and draw some comfort from this.

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Maggie, thank you for contacting us here at Chinnor Community Church. Your kind words and encouragement are greatly appreciated. Grace and peace to you from all at CCC.

  3. Eric Parkinson says:

    I know what it is like to loose one loved one, but to loose a whole family is beyond words.
    I rely on the words in the book of Romans (chapter 5)
    ‘Since we are justified by faith (in Jesus) we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand and we rejoice in our sure hope of sharing the Glory of God.’
    And to the family, relatives and friends I leave this message from the Lord:-
    (Jesus says:-) ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’.
    May the Lord richly bless you at this stressful time.

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Eric, thank you for sharing with us and encouraging us in God’s word. Every blessing to you in Jesus’ name.

  4. Roger Hedley Lewis says:

    Much love to you all at this trom Suffolk from a friend of granddad John.

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Roger, thank you for sharing kind and loving greetings, that’s much appreciated. With Christian love to you from all at Chinnor Community Church.

  5. Garry Mercer says:

    Dear Pastor Pete and all at Chinnor Community Church. I am a brother in Christ living on the Wirral. Even though I have no social connection to you this tragic event has deeply affected me. I want you to know that I will be praying for Josh, Penny, their immediate family and all of you at Chinnor church daily.

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Gary, thank you for contacting us. Your kind words and prayers are truly appreciated. With Christian love to you from all of us here at Chinnor Community Church.

  6. Helen and Peter Walley says:

    Pete thank you so much for your words. Josh and Zoe were at Uni with our son James and it came as a huge shock for us and especially James to hear the news. Your reflection on this tragic event and your encouragement to keep eternal perspective is hugely comforting and we thank Jesus for His love and holding especially of Josh and Penny and the wider family. We share your surname and my husband is your namesake and we rejoice that it is the name of Jesus that we can hold high and put our trust in at this time. Our church community in Derby are praying for you all.

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Helen, grace and peace to you Peter and James and all at Derby. Thank you for your kind words and hopeful encouragement. We appreciate your loving support and prayers. With Christian love to you all from another Peter Walley and all at Chinnor Community Church.

  7. Julie says:

    Much love to you all from Bedford. To see how you are processing this and comforting and encouraging each other & being family in this time is really precious. Praying for all involved x

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Julie, thank you for writing to encourage us at this time, your kindness and prayers are much appreciated. Grace and peace to you from all at Chinnor Community Church.

  8. Bob Berry says:

    Dear Josh,

    This terrible news has brought sadness into my heart, as I try to imagine what it will be like for you and Penelope. We don’t know why these things happen.

    Job is the earliest book, and it sets down a marker at the beginning for believers that through much tribulation we enter the kingdom of God. Job asked many questions, but had no answers. But when he got a clearer vision of the Lord in his omniscience, omnipotence and wisdom, that was enough for him.

    Such is our faith, that it trusts, no matter what. And that is such a good testimony. Thousands of years later, we have heard of the patience of Job.

    Bob Berry
    The Gospel Hall, Chalfont St Peter

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Bob, thank you for writing to us and encouraging us in God’s word. The Lord bless you.

  9. Yemi says:

    My husband and I were touched by what happened to the Powell family. It has been encouraging to hear, via the Zoom meeting, of the testimonies from those who know this family well within the church and the impact of their church involvement. I was particularly moved reading a number Zoe’s inspirational creative texts on her website for mums, as a fairly new mum myself. May the Lord uphold, bless and keep surviving members Josh and Penny all the days of their lives.
    John 11:25 – Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life…

    1. CCC says:

      Hello Yemi,
      Thank you for writing. Your prayer is greatly appreciated. The Lord bless you abundantly too.
      Grace and peace to you in Jesus’ name.

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