Ryan and Lora Smith Vigil

There is a time when we need to come together and find comfort in the word of God, this is one of those times. I have know Ryan and his family going on 18 years. I have know Lora since before she married Ryan. If you knew them you know how wonderful and amazing they were. Here are the details for the vigil:

The Vigil will be held at Freedom River Outreach, 106 South 28th Street in Tacoma on Thursday August 23rd at 6:30pm.

City Central Church will be providing worship and Pastor Chris Hippe is also scheduled to speak. Another Missionary Whitney Fry, who is a peer of the Smiths and knew them well from their times together in Tacoma will be returning from Nairobi Kenya to participate in the vigil. The Smiths parents, Byron and Lin Smith, who currently reside in San Diego California, will be attending the Tacoma Vigil. There have also been memorials in Georgia and a vigil scheduled in San Diego where Ryan is from.

Also schedule to speak as of press time is Pastor Tom Powell of Living Grace Ministers, and Pastor Brian Headrick of Tacoma Calvary Church.

We who knew the Smiths are enriched by the association with such grace, love and faith. We will all miss them. I know we will see them again, thank you Jesus for preparing a place for us all!

John 14:1-4
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

-Pastor Jon

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