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Shot on Christmas Eve, a family’s grows together through the Lord

The morning of December 24, 2012 was going to be like any other Christmas Eve, or so I thought. My father and I were shot in my daughter’s presence. It was an overwhelming experience for our entire family.

As I laid in the road praying and waiting to die, the most miraculous thing occurred. I closed my eyes and saw a bright light, as the sensation of warmth covered my body from head to toe. I kept asking “are we dreaming?”. Although, I already knew that what I had experienced was anything but a dream. The Spirit of the Lord wrapping me in his love is a sensation that I could have never imagined.

I was hospitalized for a week following the shooting. My wife and I discussed how our life had been turned upside down in the blink of an eye. However, we knew in our hearts that things would be fine. My wife always said “We’re not afraid of the end result because God has already decided that. It’s just the journey that makes you nervous.”

Giving it to God

We truly learned what it means to “give it all to God”. We prayed together as a couple and as a family with our children.

It has been over a year now and we are still healing from the experience. I now have an arm that I can barely use but our family has a love that is immeasurable. We feel twice as happy as before.

We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to attend Epicenter Church. The knowledge we obtain from sermons and the joy we receive during worship is indescribable. The support and love of a church family is one of the greatest gifts we could ever receive.

David & Melissa Daughtey