Hey everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to share with you a wonderful local family from Chardon, Ohio who suffered a terrible tragedy this past year. Byron Luther and his wife Jennifer live in the Chardon area with their two daughters. Byron is a member of Morning Star Friends Church (also our church) and is the drummer in our worship band. He is a dedicated father, loving husband, faithful to helping his community, and has a great love for his friends and family. On March 1st, 2010, Byron fell 30ft. at his job in Lorain, Ohio. He was rushed to the hospital and then into surgery as he suffered from swelling and bleeding on the brain. It has been an uphill battle for Byron and his family since. The Luther family has been lifted up in prayer throughout this battle with prayer chains from coast to coast. Byron is now home, in a wheelchair, and slowly recovering movement and making tremendous strides in his recovery.
The faith of the Luther family is inspiring...the response from our community has been wonderful!!! This tragedy has been an incredible financial hardship on the Luther family. We see this as a wonderful opportunity to *GIVE BACK* to a family who has given this community and Morning Star Friends Church so much over the years! This is what we are called to do! To LOVE one another and GIVE to those in need! On July 24th, 2010 is Byron Luther Benefit Day....this event will be held at Morning Star Friends Church in Chardon, Ohio. Please come and join us for a Cornhole Tournament, Cook Out, Music featuring local bands and Praise Apella, a Bake Sale and Chinese Auction, and you can participate in the 5K Run/Walk. We will also have games for the children and many more FUN events to participate in!!!! What a wonderful opportunity to *GIVE BACK* to our community :) I can't think of a better way to spend the day!
For more information about Byron and his family and the Byron Luther Benefit Day or how to help, please visit:
Thanks so much everyone....Hope to see you there!!!!!