Skip to comments.Prayer Request For Victims In Church Bus Accident in Meridan, Mississippi.
Posted on 07/12/2009 2:03:46 PM PDT by lastchance
I just read on the Stand Firm in Faith site that there as been a very tragic accident involving a church bus from the First Baptis Church of Shreveport, La. The bus was on the way to camp when the accident happened in Meridan, Mississippi.
One child died at the scene and 23 others have been taken to area hospitals.
prayers for all
I wish I had more details. I will check back with Stand Firm throughout the day and let y’all know of any updates.
Thank you so much for the link.
Here’s a non- Gannett link:
Prayers being said.
WOW I’m impressed.
Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobbler says that one person was killed, and two people were airlifted to Jackson after a church bus overturned on the Interstate near Meridian today. The accident happened near mile marker 169 on Interstate 20/59. It involved a youth group from First Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. 26 of the 27 people aboard the bus had to be taken to one of the three Meridian hospital ER's for treatment.
One of the injured was airlifted straight from the scene to University Medical Center in Jackson with severe pelvic and femur injuries. Another was airlifted to UMC from Anderson Hospital with severe head injuries.
We also understand that a group of National Guardsmen who happened to be driving by the scene helped to rescue some of the injured.
Many parents of the youth are on their way to Meridian right now to be with their children. FBC Shreveport's web site quotes the church's pastor, Dr. Greg Hunt, as saying,
The church's complete statement can be found at http://www.fbcshreveport.org/.
The youth were on their way to a week-long event in Macon, Georgia.
More details as they become available. We're still waiting on information from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
The location given is close to Kewanee, Mississippi near the Highway 11 and Highway 80 exit off Interstate 20/59, just a few miles west of the Alabama State line.
Prayers for the child and family. God give them peace. Also prayers for the rest of the children who were injured. Hope and pray everyone of them recovers.
Excellent facility! This is terrible news.
My prayers for the families.
At least two passengers were trapped underneath the bus. A group of National Guard soldiers was on the highway at the time and helped extricate the injured.
God Bless the Guard!
I'm not clear on the location. Hwy 80 and 11 cross I-20 near Meehan Junction. Is this the correct locastion?
RIP and prayers for the victims.
Logan’s Prayer Warriors AND trussell’s prayer list.....
PLEASE pray for these kids, their parents...the church...
Oh their poor families!Sending up prayers for all. I hope there are good hospitals close by!
I7, Meehan Junction is west of Meridian.
The accident occurred between Meridian and the Alabama line.
This is terrible!
My thoughts and prayers are with the children, and their families.
Thank you for the ping, WKB.
Didn’t you know the Meridian Star isn’t with Gannett? ;o)
How very sad. Will say a prayer for all involved.
Prayers for the lost child and parents.
And prayers for the recovery of all the rest of the children. What a nightmare!
This one hits close to home. I drive busloads of kids to a Christian camp several times a year. 900 mile round trip.
Prayers for your good work and to help keep you and your kids safe.
I join in urgent prayer for all of these and their loved ones!
Oh dear Lord, please be with these children and with their families as they sort through this tragedy. Still the storm of fears in the children as they wait for Mom & Dad, and give strength and courage to Mom & Dad as they try to reach their children. Peace in the turmoil through your presence Dear Jesus.
Oh how horrible for the families. My prayers are going up for them.
Dear Lord, we pray for these children and their families. God bless the personal taking care of them. God bless all who pray with us.
Thanks for the ping. I’m in Meridian, but was totally out of the loop all day yesterday. This is the first I’ve heard. Prayers for everyone involved & their families.
Our only previous MS experience had been the gulf coast, but we wanted to go to the little town where my recently departed mom had grown up...true "Deep South"; loved it all.
That was a very nice thing to say!
Thank you so much.
The drive from Meridian to Butler is very pretty.
I’m glad you enjoyed yourself, and hope you got some good eats while you were there.
Unfortunately, our eats had to wait until a DQ in Jackson, Alabama.....but it was good; we don't have many of those here in California - but were impressed. On our trip we'd made it a priority to "go local" but the crappy weather that particular day didn't cooperate.
Dad died a year and a half ago (age 94), and Mom (on the berge of 88) followed him 18 months to the day -- so we felt it was time to pay them this little homage.
Comforting to know the old folks had such beautiful surroundings during their early years. We'll miss them both.
Wifey hails from Minnesota, but over the years she's come to share my love of the south, and all things "Southern". In the area, we both felt like we were "home"............something that New Yorkers and most Californians would be mystfied by.
I’m sorry to hear you’ve lost both parents.
Your mother must have passed very recently.
My sincere condolences to you and yours.
I lost my daddy about 2.5 years ago, and it’s not fun at all.
I’m glad you were able to see where they grew up.
A place can tell one a lot about another person.
Knowing them as well as you did, I think it was a great trip to make.
It makes me happy that you and your wife enjoy the south.
We’re not feeling the love very much lately from the Republican party.
In fact, I recently left the party.
An attack on Sarah Palin is an attack on me.
I voted for her last fall, and McCain just happened to benefit from that vote.
You don’t have many DQs in CA?
That’s too bad because their food is very good even if it would save time to apply it directly to your thighs. ;o)
Do you have any Sonics?
I discovered del Taco during a business trip with my husband to Palm Springs.
We loved it so much that we ended up renting a car just so we could get a snack there every day!
So very sad to read this.
Prayers sent for all involved in this terrible event.