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Tragic train collision claims lives of pastor's two daughters

by Kelly Valencia

A church in the US state of Arkansas is mourning the loss of their pastor’s two daughters after the family was involved in a train collision.

Local news outlet reports say Pastor Chad Fryar from CrossRoads Cowboy Church Bismarck was travelling with his three children when a train hit the vehicle. He and his son survived the accident and are being treated for their injuries.

The pastor’s wife, Rachel, was at home at the time.

Sharing the devastating news online, the church requested healing prayers for Pastor Chad and his son Bo Henry.

“We are devastated by [the] tragic events and the loss of Marlee Jo and Dana Kate,” the statement read. “Chad and Bo Henry are stable in local hospitals. Please continue to pray for their healing. Please pray for Rachel as she navigates this loss and ministers to her son and husband.”

An update on the church’s Facebook read on Sunday Bo Henry had undergone surgery and is recovering well, while Pastor Chad has now been discharged from the hospital.

The post also thanked everyone for their prayers and support.

“Thank you, everyone, worldwide that is reaching out and praying! God is working and your prayers are being heard! Pastor Chad was able to check out of the hospital right after our services today”.

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