I still get “prayer request” emails from one of my former congregations, Trinity Lutheran in Athens, GA. I appreciate the opportunity to keep in prayer so many dear people, whom I love.

The beautiful Kickbush family.
Stephanie is in the middle in the orange.

Last week a request came through that one of my former members, Stephanie Kickbush, was killed in an accident in Kansas.

I confirmed Stephanie in 2002. She was an amazing young woman; full of life; smart; and just fun to be around.

Jennifer’s and my hearts ached hearing that news. I spent a lot of time today trying to find her Confirmation Essay, with no luck. [I might have started them the following year.]

In any event, I thank the Lord for Stephanie’s faith in Jesus Christ as well as the faith of her wonderful family. I look forward to seeing her again when the Lord calls me Home.

I pray the Lord’s resurrected peace be with all the Kickbushes and those who, like Jennifer and me, mourn her death here.

Author: Scott Heitshusen

Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor in Sealy, Texas. Amazing wife, Jennifer, since 1991. Two sons, Daniel (b.1999) and Ben (b.2001). Ben has Down syndrome. Wonderful daughter-in-law, Rachel, since 2020. Jesus. Family. Others. Passionate about abolishing sex trafficking.

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