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A Woman That Teaches Us That God Can Bring Our Children Back (2 of 6)
Series: Lessons from Women in the Bible
II Kings 4:27-30
1. Just a few days ago (6/12/00) basketball great Julius Erving (Dr. J.) and his wife, Turquoise, and three children held a news conference outside his Lake Mary, Florida home, and a distraught Erving made a public plea for help to find his son, Corey, age 19, that had been missing since May 28th.
Erving said, ''We are in a crisis situation where we need the help of the media and the public. This press conference is about making a plea to extend the network to find our son. We are begging, wishing, hoping, praying with the help of law enforcement and people who care and the help of the media that we can now begin to do some things to bring positive results.''
2. A troubled teenager, having spent the past five years in and out of drug rehabs in Florida and Texas as well as having struggled with dyslexia, Erving's on was last seen buying bread for a family cookout during Memorial Day weekend. Police divers have searched lakes, Orlando Magic employees have distributed leaflets with Cory's picture on them, family and friends have offered a $50,000.00 reward, and police have received more than 600 tips, yet still have no credible leads as to the whereabouts of Corey Erving.
3. Pat Williams, long-time friend of Erving, serving as family spokesman for the Erving family said in the news conference, ''As the father of 19 children, I know this is every family's nightmare. We solicit your prayers to bring this to a happy conclusion.'' (Sports Ticker, 6-13-00)
4. As a parent, I can only imagine what has gone through the mind and heart of the Erving family in recent days. Such an experience would indeed be a family nightmare. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Erving family, as well as every family that has gone through such an ordeal or is going through such a crisis.
5. For us that are gathered here today, I know ...
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