Ryland’s life was spared that day, when a crazed man massacred 26 people in that little church. Ryland was not only severely wounded physically, but he will have the memory of all of those people hitting the floor, bleeding, and I’m sure that he has been traumatized beyond comprehension.
Ryland wants just one thing as he lays in the hospital after his surgeries. He wants to be able to open Christmas cards.
A friend sent me this story today. I am going to send Ryland a card tomorrow. I am hoping that by writing this, he might receive many more cards.
Ryland Was Shot In The Texas Church Shooting…And He Wants Just One Thing For Christmas!
Most of our jaws hit the floor when we got word of what happened in the middle of a Sunday morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 26 people’s lives were taken that day, including 3 members of 5 year old Ryland Ward’s family, his step mom and 2 sisters. Ryland was shot five times himself, but God spared his life.
Ryland is still recovering in a San Antonio hospital from his injuries, doctors were hoping to have him home in time for Christmas, but he isn’t healing up quite as quickly as they had hoped, so he will be spending Christmas in the hospital.
There is only ONE thing he really wants for Christmas and that’s Christmas cards. His grandma, Sandy, says that he is so encouraged by reading the cards. The cards make his time in the hospital more bearable, he especially likes hearing about people’s families and pets. You can read more about his story here.
It would be great to fill his mail box this Christmas as the K-LOVE family, so if you would like to send a card and help encourage little Ryland, here is the address:
PO Box 174
Sutherland Springs, TX 78161
PLEASE take the time to send this little one a Christmas card. Tell him how much Jesus loves him, and tell him that Jesus cried that day when the people he knew and loved were gunned down.