Mourning Matt at 20:11

What I'm Doing at 20:11 in 2011... Heavy, heavy hearts tonight as we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Matt Burkett. Matt died in an auto accident this afternoon.

The Burketts are more than just friends to us... they are a part of our extended family. Matt and Sierra graduated in the same class, and Matt's brother Jay is in Steel's class... and his very best friend. We have so many treasured memories with these boys, and their parents Rich and Robin... It is difficult to comprehend this tragedy.

We are numb.

This tragedy has some remarkable similarities to the loss of another young man from the CCHS class of 2007, David Morris. It just seems too much to bear. We are left only asking why...

I ask for your prayers, for Matt and for all those who love and mourn him. The numbers are too large to count. In these times of pain and suffering we turn to God for the answers we seek, and trust in him.