Friday, December 22, 2006

Friday Updates

11:30 p.m. EST:

Yesterday, in Karen's interview with Katie Couric and Frank's with Larry King, both related the powerfuly story of what Sgt. Josh Johnston saw when he entered Kelly's snow cave. For those who missed these interviews, Josh told Frank, Kelly was lying on his side with his right hand extended. His glove was off, which is highly unusual under those extreme conditions, and his fist was clenched with only his ring finger extended—the finger bearing the ring with Kelly's initials, JKJ. They concluded that Kelly wanted to be identified and also that his last thoughts were of the family he loved.

Another personal note of interest: the orange jacket that Frank wore all week belonged to his brother Kelly.

As we come to the close of another day, know that the families of all three climbers—Kelly, Brian and Nikko—continue to grieve and struggle over the lack of closure to this desperate search effort. We miss our three loved ones more than words can say. It is comforting to all of us to know that so many are continuing to pray.

Thanks again for all of your thoughtful notes, emails and cards.

3:15 p.m. EST:

Today's interview on The Situation Room has been cancelled because of the space shuttle landing. This decision comes as a welcome relief to Frank. Please continue to pray for him and for the members of all three families.

2:34 p.m. EST:

Frank met today with the faculty and staff at Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando, where he is president—an amazing group of loving friends who have stood with us from day one of this family crisis. He has one more brief interview this afternoon on CNN's The Situation Room. He has been through a grueling two weeks. His heart is very heavy. I ask you to hold him up in your prayers for this interview today. You will never know how much your prayer support means to us through this ordeal and now in the aftermath.

Thanks for your continuing love and support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praying for you!