This site is not to honor Doug, because he would hate that. This site is to help us remember someone who meant so much to us and many of you. He loved God with all of his heart and touched so many lives. We can't thank friends and family enough for all of their support. We are hoping this site can help others going through loss. But, we expecially hope this site can help "his" ministry to continue by letting him speak to you through his words.
Doug was currently the youth pastor for the Villa Rica Church in Villa Rica, Ga. and working at West Georgia University as the Director of Student Activity for Campus Christian Fellowship, CCF. Before college he was very active in helping with the youth program at Savannah Christian church in Savannah, Ga. He was driving home after leading worship at CCF when he was killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way on Highway 20 at night with no headlights.
There are no answers and no words of comfort at a time like this. But, our loving God carried us through along with all those he had contact with. So many lives were hurting, but Doug's message goes on with your help. Read Doug's words. He tells us there's hope, earth is not our home. We are just missionaries here. But, he makes no bones about how we should be living while we are here! So let his message live on....read his words...learn how to live for God. Because, we never know if we will have a tomorrow.....................By Mom Shippy
When you are confused about the future, go to your Jehovah-roi, your caring shepherd. When you are anxious about provision, talk to Jehovah-jireh, the Lord who provides. Are your challenges too great? Seek the help of Jehovah-shalom, the Lord is peace. Is your body sick? Are your emotions weak? Jehovah-rophe, the Lord who heals you, will see you now. Do you feel like a soldier stranded behind enemy lines? Take refuge in Jehovah-nissi, the Lord my banner.
Meditating on the names of God reminds you of the character of God. Take these names and bury them in your heart. God is: the shepherd who guides, the Lord who provides, the voice who brings peace in the storm, the physician who heals the sick, and the banner that guides the soldier. And most of all, he.................is.
By Max Lucado pg. 92 Deeper Than Tears