Sand Springs pastors showed up at Friday’s Sand Springs football game to support students who are mourning the loss of their friends.
They said the community has overcome tragedy before and they are here to help them through it now.
Michael Wilson and Jordan Stowe are the leaders of the Local Church Network and are no strangers to lending a helping hand to those in need.
“I think as a believer in Jesus and a follower of Jesus, that is our number one calling and our goal is to be close to the broken hearted. The scriptures tell us that God is close to the broken hearted and we want to be like him,” Wilson said.
Both are pastors and said times of crisis are when the community needs to rely on each other the most.
“The hope is that your reminder, of a tragedy, we’ve seen great things happen,” Stowe said.
Wilson said members of the Local Church Network are immediately ready to help in the event of a tragedy. That’s what happened when he got the call about the crash that killed the Sand Springs students on Thursday.
“We don’t have a lot of information, but just be ready to serve. Clear your schedules. Be prepared for whatever you have to do with your schedules. No task is more important than what is happening in our community right now,” Wilson said.
On Friday night, they went to the back door before the game at Charles Page High School to pray and offer their support to everyone in any way they could.
“It’s a breath of fresh air to be part of a community that isn’t too quick to care about our people, care about our neighbors, love our neighbors, and be there for when they hurt. “Wilson said.
Wilson and Stowe said their doors are always open with any church in Sand Springs.