Pastor Kennon Vaughan, a lone plane crash survivor makes their first public statement since after surviving a plane that killed some church members.
The senior pastor of Harvest Church who was the only survivor of the January 17 plane crash, has on Sunday addressed the congregation for the first time since the incident. This was disclosed in the church’s Facebook post. Emotionally speaking hand-in-hand with his wife following an ovation, he said it was “a miracle and God’s sovereign goodness” that he survived the crash.
He sympathized with the families of the other four senior members of the church who had died following the incident. “They are with the Lord he said,” he said, expressing his assurance of them being in heaven. “What an honor it was to be with them the moment before they met Jesus.” He added.
Vaughan thanked the staff and elders of the church for “the way they have led in crises and in tragedy.” Describing his wife as “a picture of the Lord’s kindness and what marriage is meant to be,” Vaughan appreciated her. He noted that his wife Kathryn had been with him throughout the period. Adding that she had slept on a wooden chair for 10 days while he was in the hospital.
“When I wouldn’t be able to sleep, I would just stare at her and think of the Lord’s faithfulness that I was experiencing through her presence”. Pastor Vaughan acknowledged that he “has never been through anything like this”. Adding that he is “unbelievably grateful at how far the Lord’s brought me…”
He also was thankful to the church for their prayers during the time. Conclusively, he prayed for the church he addressed as ‘family’.
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