Memorial to the Lost

Memorial to the Lost
at Chester Eastside Ministries

Monday, June 27, 2016

Murder Witness - a haunting memory

We had a Murder Witness yesterday -- two families who had lost sons over the past months came.  Demetrius Roberts-- one of the two sons--  had been killed as he was on his way home from giving his 3 year old a bath.  I can't get that out of my head.  How do you explain to a 3 year old that Daddy's gone forever?  Never able to give him a bath again?

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pictures from the Delco United for Sensible Gun Policy march to Congressman Meehan's office, to demand he co-sponsor a ban on Assault weapons and large capacity magazines

It's been a long, sad week, mourning the deaths in Orlando, remembering last year's deaths in Charleston.  

Today was bright and warm, and not yet humid -- good marching weather.  Delco United for Sensible Gun Policy gathered about 100 people to march to Congressman Meehan's office in Springfield to request him to co-sponsor HR 4269, which would ban the manufacture and sale of new semiautomatic assault weapons (SAWs), and large capacity ammunition magazines.

Heeding God's Call's  Bryan Miller talked of his brother's death from a semiautomatic assault pistol, over a banner showing Orlando's 49 victims, under a prayer "May our river of tears become a torrent of justice".

And may justice well up like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream (Amos 5:24).

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Putting up the Memorial to the Lost at Union United Methodist Church, Havertown

Many, many thanks to everyone who turned out to put up the Memorial to the Lost at Union United Methodist Church, in Havertown, especially the Ciampas.   Here are a couple of pictures.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

St. Daniel's United Methodist Church -- Taking down the Memorial to the Lost

Many people stopped by the Memorial to the Lost at St. Daniel's United Methodist Church while it was up -- a couple of Moms called to ask about their sons' shirts -- could we add one for a man killed this year, could we add a hyphen to another name.  Kristina's husband put up the banner she'd made to people killed in Chester -- low down, near the ground, so kids could read the names.

And we got a great turnout to take down the Memorial -- it only took 1/2 hour.  As we were loading the last bags into the Ciampa's van, a lady who lived opposite the Memorial stopped by to ask about the flower she'd put on her son's t-shirt, saying how much the Memorial had meant to her.