In Honor of Keith and Jacob Mulberry

“A Celebration of Life.”  Join us as we celebrate the lives of Keith and Jacob Mulberry during our normal midweek service at the 2BC Student Center located on the corner of Farris and Dave Ward in Conway.  The entrance to the Student Center is on Farris.  It will be on Wednesday, March 30th @ 7pm.  All 7th-College Age students are invited to be a part.  Hope to see you there.

The wonderful ladies on our Hospitality Team and many parents will be providing snacks and other foods for those attending.  We are very grateful to have such a loving church family that have surrounded Larry, Sheryl, and Bobbie Mulberry during this tragic time.

Visitation ~ Sunday, March 27th, 2-4pm at Second Baptist Church

Funeral ~ Monday, March 28th, 5pm at Second Baptist Church

Larry has asked to speak to the students briefly and has been very vocal and encouraging our students to Step up and live their lives for Christ.  Keith and Jacob never met strangers and were a shining example as they befriended younger students, encouraged accountability, and lived life to the fullest.

Keith and Jacob were both very much a huge part of the Student Ministry of Second Baptist Church.  As active members of the Improv group “off the top,” they were funny, passionate, and prime examples of what it looked like to live out their faith in Christ.  I first met the two of them when they were helping unload our stuff when we moved to town.  They were quick to help work, they were quick with a laugh, and they made me laugh.  They welcomed me with open arms as their new youth pastor and that means a lot to a guy like me.  Both of them had a great sense of humor that endeared them immediately to whomever they met.  I was looking forward to getting to know them more and more.

As a youth pastor, losing a young person is never easy process to go through.  The tears, the awkwardness that students feel as they work their way through the grief, the families impacted by the void that is very much staring them in the face.  You never feel adequate in this situation, no words are ever enough.  Prayer and clinging to Jesus is the only way I have ever gotten through it.  After serving the local church for this length of time, I have had to walk through this process with families all too often.  It never gets easy.  There is no catch phrase or easy reply that works.  Everyone handles it differently and that is the tough part.  Please pray for the students in our community as they deal with this.  Pray for the parents of those students as they struggle with what to say or what not to say.  Thanks to all of the outpouring of support for this family and for me as a pastor.  It is very much appreciated.  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. I didn’t know Keith or Jacob but just from what I’m reading I will know them A’s my brothers in Christ in heaven. I have been praying for all affected for several days. Being in a leadership role at my church I love the kids so much. I can’t imagine losing any of them. Cling to each other and let the lives of these young men be an example to us all to live our lives sold out to the our Lord and Savior. God Bless!!

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