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Two Additional Maranatha French Church Members Die From Van Accident Injuries

posted on September 15, 2013, under Church, Conference, Member by

UPDATE: 9/16/13 1:00pm – We have received word that, of the patients who were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital, three have improved to fair condition. One remains in critical condition but is said to be improving.

Our hearts at Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists continue to be saddened from the news of two additional deaths as a result of the van accident that occurred yesterday.

Osee Elian, 22, and Gertha Petit-Frere, 62, died this afternoon from injuries sustained after the Maranatha French Church van crashed while transporting a group of church members from Lauderhill to Tampa for a Haitian Convention.

We continue our prayers for the families of the three victims who died and pray for God’s healing on those still recovering from the accident.

If you have any questions, you may direct them to Henoc Paulicin who is serving as spokesperson for the church and conference through this tragedy. In the mean time, we solicit your prayers on behalf of the families during this time of pain, and for the entire conference family.

Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is a mainstream Protestant denomination with more than 61,500 members. We are Bible-believing Christians who base our faith, hope, and future in Jesus Christ.

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4 Comments for this entry

  • Doris Grant

    My prayers go out to the families..May God give the. families peace

  • Pastor Moses Brown

    Serving on the Pastoral staff of Florida Hospital Cornnerton our heart felt prayers goes out to all the families of this tragedy, and the members of the Maranatha French SDA Church.

  • Krystal

    Am soo sorry to hear this our Lord knows everything best. In times like these let’s still rejoice for his coming is near and this suffering of losing our love ones will soon be over!.

  • Genet Exalien

    May our precious Father give you peace and comfort during your time of grief. My prayers are with you.

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted” (Psalms 34:18)

    With deepest sympathy.

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