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  1. Sammy

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Prayers for you all. May memories hold them in your hearts forever.

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  2. Lisa Grimes

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Beautifully written….Thank you for sharing. David touched many as did his entire family.

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  3. Corri Brooks

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    This is a beautiful tribute, Cole. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. Judy Oran

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Thank you for sharing, I didn’t know the family personally, but my heart was broken from this tragedy.. I live in the community near Newburgh and love the Lord with all my heart. I’m praying for all those left behind. God bless you!

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  5. Leslie

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    What a lovely tribute. I’ve known Gary, RuthAnn, David, Shawn and Sara my entire life. We grew up in the same church, Gary was at Vogel when I was a student there, and I took piano from Ruth Ann. The shock of the situation is hard to absorb, but God’s ways are higher than our ways and He is still sovereign. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Leann

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Great dedication to your wonderful friend … I’m so, so sorry for your loss …

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  7. Neal Schroeder

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Wow. Thanks. Still numb and in shock brother

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  8. Mya

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Made me cry. He touched so many.

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  9. Vikki Hall

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    I didn’t know David personally but was so sad to hear this on the news today. I just new him as the music director at Cross Roads. You’ve written a beautiful testament to a wonderful friend. You were so fortunate to have him. I’m so sorry for your loss, his family and Cross Roads. I lost my only son a year and a half ago and these things can just be to hard to bare. I’ll pray for all of you that God gives you the strength you have to have to make it thru this great loss. He as well was fortunate to have a friend like you. Vikki Hall

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  10. Sue

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    May God richly bless you as you minister where you are! Thanks for sharing what David mean’t to you, and the difference he made through showing you Jesus and encouraging you.

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  11. Pat Rooney

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Sup, Colebourn? Although we’ve never met, David was a friend of mine from childhood. I was a Boy Scout with David at Cullen Avenue Christian Church, long before Crossroads was built. I attended Philmont with David and hiked out there in “God’s Country” alongside him. This touching tribute you’ve shared with us about your experiences with David is heartwarming. As much as I can tell through your writing the impact David had on you I’m quite sure the same could be said for your impact on him. God bless you Colebourn and thank you so very much for sharing this.

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  12. Mary Sterne

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    What a wonderful tribute to David and his family. You have inspired me to stay faithful in the Lord, and I know God surely does have a plan for your life.

    Mary Rinehart Sterne

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  13. Melanie

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    I’ve been searching for the words to explain why this has been such a painful tradgedy. Thank you so much. David was one of a kind.

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  14. Kristina McDowell

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Absolutely beautiful. You’ve said what so many people are thinking right now.

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  15. Pat VanZant

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    So sorry for your loss of a dear dear friend and mentor . Prayers to all .

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  16. Janet Buchanan

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss and the great loss in your church and community. I live in southern illinois and first heard of this terrible accident on one of the Evansville TV stations. Thank you for writing this tribute article, so that those of us who did not know David or his family now have a much stronger sense of the loss you are all experiencing. May God bless and comfort all.

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  17. Kim

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    WOW! What a powerful story. Thank you so much for sharing.❤️ The Lord’s message shines brightly in the memories of Pastor Dave, Sophie and RuthAnn.

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  18. Tammy

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    I didn’t know David personally but thru your writing I feel I know him now, thank you for those words. I too believe there is a reason for everything and that one day you will touch someone’s life the same way David touched you. Know that you were a big part of David’s life too, and you will be able to pay it forward now. Keep looking up to the God who never leaves and He will always be there. Praying for you and the families that have been affected by this…

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  19. Brenda Lawrence

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    I read this out loud to my husband…we’re both in tears….beautiful written♡ Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Vickie House

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. It served as a testimoney to my heart. Tragedy in any sence of the word is difficult to understand. I do believe heaven is an escape from this hurtful and cruel earth. I also know that this family is there and will no longer be subjected to the trials we on earth face. Devestatingly unfortunately, this is one of those trials that we deal with. Take comfort in knowing they are all in His arms now and take comfort in knowing that God will be there for you. He never burdens us with more than we can bare.

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  21. Alina

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!

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  22. Karen Peninger

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    What a testimony to a Living God and a man who in Christ, made a difference! My prayers are ongoing……God help all of who claim you in and for our lives….to care to make a difference!

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  23. Linda Stofleth

    Nov 15, 2016  at 1:14 am

    I don’t know you but what a tribute to this man and family. May God hold you and the congregation in his arms and help all to get through this terrible loss.

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  24. Lisa Marie Hale

    Nov 16, 2016  at 1:14 am

    This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I’m thankful you became an educator. You will positively influence countless future leaders. God bless you.

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  25. Beth Seaton

    Nov 16, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Thank you it was a wonderful tribute to a servant of God and a dear friend to you. May the words he gave you here on earth give you hope and strength on the days you’re missing him the most.

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  26. JCLSophy

    Nov 17, 2016  at 1:14 am

    David was my piano teacher and spiritual mentor as well. Your connection with David was so similar to mine I started weeping. After church this Sunday, I looked at my Bible verse from last year and could not believe how appropriate this verse is right now. I was SO nervous about my first piano recital last year, but David encouraged me and knew I could do it. He was right. I even enjoyed it, and during the summer, I was already looking for music to work on for next year’s recital.Oh the memories! My heart cries out for the Rineharts!

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  27. Beth Johns

    Nov 17, 2016  at 1:14 am

    Beautiful memories…eternal legacy! Bless you for sharing David’s ministry.

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  28. Laura Rusk

    Nov 17, 2016  at 1:14 am

    What an incredible article you’ve written about David, especially when you’re mourning. It takes a lot of strength to be able to share things that are so painful now to remember. Praying for you.

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