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Family Killed In Plane Crash With Myles Munroe Were Expecting Another Child

Since reporting on the tragedy of Myles Munroe, his wife Ruth and the other seven victims who lost their lives in the plane crash which took place on the afternoon of Sunday November 9th 2014, I have sought the counsel and wisdom of the Spirit of God to make sense of the tragedy.

Needless to say, His response has been slow in coming. I recall clearly however the three words He spoke to me exactly one week prior to that [Nov 2nd] in which He told me, “Watch and pray.”

I am now thinking to myself, did His instructions to me have anything to do with what was to come, as in this tragedy? Did I take His word “watch and pray” for granted? What is God saying to the body of Christ [church]? What is He saying to those who do not yet know Him or even acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior of their lives?

Dr. Myles Monroe and his wife Ruth

Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth

These were mostly men and women of God, pastors and Kingdom Ambassadors, Apostolic Generals and a young boy who were on the mission field about to carry out another Kingdom assignment.

The news of the tragedy has deeply touched and impacted many around the world and even if we had never met Myles Monroe, for the most part, we have heard of him and have watched him in our living rooms through his television programs.

Our hearts are heavy and we grieve with their family, friends, associates and well-wishers. Above all we grieve because of the blow and the sting that death has just given to the body of Christ.

Bahamians killed in plane crash - co-pilot Franhkan Cooper (top left), pilot Stanley Thurston (bottom left),  Dr. Richard Pinder, Lavard and Radel Parks and their son, 5 year old Johanan. The identity of the ninth victim from Africa, has not been released. (photo: via Tribune)

Bahamians killed in plane crash – co-pilot Franhkan Cooper (top left), pilot Stanley Thurston (bottom left), Dr. Richard Pinder, Lavard and Radel Parks and their son, 5 year old Johanan. The identity of the ninth victim from Africa, has not been released. (photo: via Tribune)

But as heavy as our hearts may be at this time, I find joy in reporting that death has not won! Absolutely not!

Heaven gained more than we think as we learn more about the nine victims and the “other little angel” who was on board the ill-fated flight.

EMB has learned from source that the young couple Lavard “Manifest” Parks and his wife Radel Parks, instantly killed in Sunday’s crash who were newly ordained Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI) youth pastors, were expecting to welcome their second child in April 2015, this according to family friend Arthia Nixon.

While we now know that this will compound the grief, we thank God for his/her sweet precious life who although was still being growing and nurturing in Radel’s womb, was already going about with her while the gospel was being preached. We also thank God for the memory of their 5 year old son, Johanan who although his number of years was short-lived on this earth, has left a legacy through his testimony as a child being groomed for the work of God in kingdom building and the furtherance of the gospel of Christ.

May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

4 Comments on Family Killed In Plane Crash With Myles Munroe Were Expecting Another Child

  1. Hi Lois

    Welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. The word of God brings comfort and healing to the grieving hearts. This is actually one of my favorite scriptures. God bless you.

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  2. Sometimes there are no words, just the WORD, “God is our refuge and strength, a present help in times of trouble.” Psalms 46:1

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  3. Hi Yvonne,

    Sorry to hear about such losses, but as you said, certain things are beyond our control and perhaps destined. As my Mom used to say…when people die, they go to a better place and perhaps He needs them more than us.

    I’d not heard of Myles Monroe and Ruth earlier than now as we aren’t Christians but I can imagine the ones who are as they meant so much to you and others. Perhaps there is a greater message in all of this from the Almighty that we’d later understand. Watch and pray – powerful words, and pray is all that we can do sitting at our ends and hope that their souls rest in peace.

    Thanks for sharing all the details with us, and I’d be praying from my end too as best that’s all one can do sitting at the other end of the world.

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    • Hi Harleena

      Your prayers are much appreciated. You know, regardless of our beliefs or religious affiliation, death has no respect for anyone. When someone dies, especially our loved ones and close friends, there is an unimaginable pain that we feel inside, the extent of which cannot be sufficiently expressed in words.

      But I agree there is a greater message from the Almighty and that answer will come through each of our prayers.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Blessings and continue to enjoy the rest of the week. 🙂

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