A baptist church mourns the loss of a seminary student and youth director killed in a car accident. But hours before the tragic event, it was revealed that the beloved church member had taught about heaven first.
Seminary Student and Youth Director
Caylee Dugger was a student of Master of Theological Studies in Missions and a youth director at the First Baptist Church in Kansas City. She was 30 years old. According to Fox News, Caylee was traveling to Texas to visit her nephew when the three-vehicle wreck occurred.
First Baptist Church is mourning its loss. They remember her as a woman with great love for God. “Her love for good coffee, good conversation, and good books is only surpassed by her love for God and His Word,” the church’s website wrote. “When Caylee isn’t sipping coffee and reading her Bible or another book, you can find her writing, hiking, paddle boarding, traveling, or simply exploring the city around her. Caylee has worked and traveled extensively. … She hopes to one day return overseas to serve as God leads.”
Before the Throne of God
Associate Pastor Mike Parrett delivered the sermon on Sunday after the accident. He then revealed that Caylee gave a lesson in the church’s Women Missionary Union, referring to Revelation 7:9-17.
“They are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple, and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne. He will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
“Caylee is at the throne of the Lord,” Pastor Mike assured. “And He is there with her and she with Him, and she is worshiping Him, and He is loving her.”
Meanwhile, seminary president Jason Allen released a statement about the seminary’s loss. “The entire seminary community mourns the passing of Caylee Dugger. She was a delightful young woman, devoted to seeing others come to faith in Christ. Even as we grieve, we grieve not as those without hope. Our hope is in Christ — as was Caylee’s.”
Let us pray for comfort and hope for Caylee’s family and friends.
Reference: The Christian Post
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