Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp of First Baptist Church, Creston, Iowa, requests prayer for the Sothman family. The family is connected to several sister churches in Iowa: Creston, Pella, Ankeny, and others.

The Sothmans’ one-year-old daughter, Elaine, was involved in a tragic accident on Monday and passed away earlier today. While we praise the Lord that Elaine is in Glory, we are asking churches, and those who know the Sothman extended family, to fervently pray that God would help them as they deal with the loss of their loved one, the authorities’ investigation (almost always required in an incident involving a young child), the securing of legal help, and their financial needs.

Pray that God’s grace would sustain them in their time of need and that, ultimately, His will would be done.