Horrible Traffic Accident

There was a roll over accident east of Tucson yesterday. I found out this morning that the accident involved the Burundian refugee group that my husband and I are ministering to. They were on their way to a job site. So far, I know that six have been killed, and at least 12 are hospitalized in critical condition. I'm waiting for more information. Please pray for the families involved, and for those of us who are in a position to minister to them.

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Teri Ploski's picture

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/295712 Tucson holds vigil for victims of I-10 crash

My husband and I just returned from the hospital where we met the Burundian pastor of the local congregation, Bigimba Ngabo. He was sharing with us that the coroner has not released the bodies, and is likely not to until at the earliest Wednesday. We found out that one of our students was injured, but will be released tomorrow. Another couple, both of which are are students, lost their daughter in law, and their son is in critical condition. Please pray especially for Rebecca, Renata and Elia as they struggle with this tragedy. We visited with Rebecca, and she seemed thrilled to see us. Elia was there, and looked awful, as can well be imagined. His wife Renata was not there, she was at home. Please pray for us as we reach out to them. We are going to work with Pastor Bigimba to raise funds for these people, as they are extremely poor and there is likely no insurance of any kind, including on the vehicle. It will cost at least $6000 per person for the transportation of the bodies back to Tucson and for funeral expenses. At this point, we know that 6 people have died, and Pastor Bigimba said that 2 more are not expected to survive.

The local paper is covering it, a reporter was there talking to Pastor Bigimba while we were there. While I don't necessarily like the press's intrusion on people's grief, they are getting the word out about the needs. This is a big story here, sad to say.

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Teri Ploski wrote:
http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/295712 Tucson holds vigil for victims of I-10 crash

My husband and I just returned from the hospital where we met the Burundian pastor of the local congregation, Bigimba Ngabo. He was sharing with us that the coroner has not released the bodies, and is likely not to until at the earliest Wednesday. We found out that one of our students was injured, but will be released tomorrow. Another couple, both of which are are students, lost their daughter in law, and their son is in critical condition. Please pray especially for Rebecca, Renata and Elia as they struggle with this tragedy. We visited with Rebecca, and she seemed thrilled to see us. Elia was there, and looked awful, as can well be imagined. His wife Renata was not there, she was at home. Please pray for us as we reach out to them. We are going to work with Pastor Bigimba to raise funds for these people, as they are extremely poor and there is likely no insurance of any kind, including on the vehicle. It will cost at least $6000 per person for the transportation of the bodies back to Tucson and for funeral expenses. At this point, we know that 6 people have died, and Pastor Bigimba said that 2 more are not expected to survive.

The local paper is covering it, a reporter was there talking to Pastor Bigimba while we were there. While I don't necessarily like the press's intrusion on people's grief, they are getting the word out about the needs. This is a big story here, sad to say.


I'm so sorry to learn of this, Teri. I will pray, and am grateful God has you there to minister to these folks.

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