Monday, July 20, 2009

Thanks Troyer Family

On March 14, 2009 we received a phone call from Arlin Troyer that his mother Laura had been in a very serious motorcycle accident in Morgantown WV. As Laura lay clinging to life we began hearing stories of how the first people on the scene, a nurse and a preacher ministered to Laura and how God miraculously spared her life.
In the days and weeks that followed it was amazing to see the outpouring of love from the church and community as family and friends did whatever they could to help the family. People all over this community, and the world were praying for Laura's recovery.

Over the next four months we saw God begin to do an incredible work in Laura and her family. We saw their faith in God increase, there love for each other and their family reach new heights. The faith they displayed has challenged everyone.

On Sunday evening July 19, 2009 many of us (approx. 500) witnessed the reunion of the three people who were brought together one Saturday afternoon on HWY68 in Morgantown WV. Their lives forever intertwined and changed by this providential meeting. What an amazing evening we experienced. We witnessed God using a tragedy to bring people to Himself, as a result of the powerful testimonies of John, Laura and Eric Clark.

John, Laura, Arlin, Brendon, and Amber we will never be able to thank you enough for the way you have challenged us as we have watch you grow in your faith for God and love for each other during this season in your life.

To hear John and Luara's testimony go to

I would be interested in hearing how you have been impacted by Laura's story. Leave a comment and I will forward your response to John and Laura.

3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,


  1. It was such a good service, and the song at the end probably spoke to me more than the rest...(Going through the motions), it is hard for me to transition from greeter or coffee shop to worship, my mind is still going 100 miles an hour trying to remember what i need to do after church yet :(

  2. I was very touched by their story.
    Sometimes I can be a little cynical when it comes to believing that miracles still happen nowadays like they did in the Bible days. Hearing about and seeing firsthand the miracle God has worked in Laura's recovery and life is amazing! It made me realize that if we have faith and truly believe the unbelievable can happen. So I guess you could say I believe now (like I should have all along) that God is still a God of miracles just like he's always been.
    And to hear Laura talk about heaven. That was amazing. Sometimes the unknown scares me, but hearing her excitement made me excited. John and I have had some great discussions on death and heaven since then, thanks to Laura's testimony.
    So I just wanted to say thanks.