Update: Ben Miller is still in the hospital, but the doctors are pleased with the improvements he is making. Continue to pray for his recovery. Pray also for those who lost loved ones in the accident. The effects of this tragedy will felt by many for months and years to come. The “whys” just don’t have an answer—except for simply resting in the fact that God’s ways are higher than ours. We commit the families into God’s hands as they face the future.

On Tuesday, February 6, around 5:30 p.m., a volunteer work crew was returning to the Christian Aid Ministries Disaster Response base in Lumberton, North Carolina, when they were involved in a serious traffic accident. Two volunteers were killed and two others were seriously injured.

Josiah Miller, age 47, and Kevin Yoder, age 18, died in the crash. Both were from the New Order Amish community in Hustonville, Kentucky. Josiah leaves behind his wife Susan and 10 children, 8 still at home.

Eric Yoder, age 20, and Ben Miller (Josiah’s son), age 15, remain in the hospital in critical condition. They were also from Hustonville. The driver, Wesley Miller, was not seriously injured but needs prayers and support.

The men were helping with Christian Aid Ministries’ rebuilding efforts in Lumberton for people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Your prayers for the families and all those affected by this tragedy would be greatly appreciated.

A fund has been set up to help the families with funeral and hospital expenses and other needs. If you would like to show your support during this difficult time, please use the donation form below. You can also mail your donation—earmarked Miller/Yoder tragedy—to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, Ohio 44610. All funds will be directed to the families involved.

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