Thinking About Why We Do What We Do

Hunter Guinn

Hunter GuinnIf not for Jesus Christ, I would pen this note with despair. In the reality of Jesus, I write with hope.

Yesterday, the day after Christmas, Hunter Guinn, a Warrior sophomore, departed to be with the Lord soon after raking in his yard. It is a dark mystery. (See Paul David Tripp’s January 4 devotional in New Morning Mercies.) His mom and uncle testify to Hunter’s personal faith in Jesus.

LRCA has not experienced the death of a student together until now. This mysterious, sad event frames for us why we do what we do: point students toward the reality of Jesus every day in word, deed and face.

So, not knowing what will happen tomorrow, next month or next year, may we continue to love one another, pursue truth and grow into a body that is His body. Even more, let us pray for the salvation of our students who are not yet saved.

Quiet and strong, Hunter was a good friend and student. He was also a football player who recently told his family and friends he had 22 more games in him. Let’s play those games in his honor.

We will communicate funeral arrangements when we know them. At the request of family, we will plan a high school service after J-term.

For some reason, the Lord called Hunter to the mansion He prepared for him in heaven.  The WHY will be a question that is not easily answered. All I know is Jesus wept when his friend Lazarus died and testified that there was a reason.

For our friend, I’ll trust Him in that.

Coach Trembley was Hunter’s BWV teacher this year and says Hunter was respectful, mature and serious about knowing God. His last question to Coach Trembley after finals was about angels. Today, he knows the answer better than we do.

​Our love and support surround Hunter’s family at this time.​  Please pray for Hunter’s mom, Laurie.

UPDATE 12/29/2015 - 
Visitation will be held Monday, January 4 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, January 5 at 10:00am at Fellowship Bible Church.
Online Guest Book can be signed here.

LRCA High School service will follow J-Term.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks others to consider giving to the Hunter Guinn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Little Rock Christian Academy, 19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72223

 

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