Monday, April 7, 2008

Pray for Draper Smith

Please pray for Draper Smith, he was involved in a multiple car wreck on his way back from The Call Alabama. He was driving along Interstate 20 near Ruston, Louisiana when a car going roughly 105 miles per hour crossed the median into oncoming cars in Draper’s lane. I don’t know all the details of the accident, but Draper overall is good (considering it could have been potentially fatal). He is now resting in the hospital and is expected to be released shortly. He is still somewhat "startled" by all of this, but he is still displaying his usual self as he praises God for protecting him. As far as he is aware, he was the only car (approximately 4 or 5 were involved) that did not flip. Indeed it was a close call. Draper and I had been in contact frequently during the weekend, praying together over the phone for his trip.

Draper and his lovely wife just had a daughter (Jasmine Glory) back in January. They also have two “energizer” boys that resemble Draper! Please pray for them during this time too as I imagine it is a hard time for them. Draper’s mom is driving from Texas to pick up Draper tonight.

Thank you for praying for Draper!


Here is a brief update on Draper from his wife, LaVece:

"Hi Brian, thank you so much for your prayers!!! Draper is home and doing well, although he is not completely pain free. He will be resting for the next couple of weeks, but feel free to call and speak with him (or me if he is not available). Please pray for an expedient healing!! Thanks so much for everything, we truly appreciate you."

Here is a verse that the Lord put on my heart for him that we can all declare over Draper as we pray for him: I WILL NOT DIE BUT LIVE, AND WILL PROCLAIM WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE. (Psalm 118:17)

When I spoke to Draper last night after the accident, he was still a little disoriented, understandably so. Here is a link (click here) to the brief report in Louisiana. It states that Carlin Coley was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment where he is reportedly in serious, but stable condition.


Cathy said...

Will do..any friend of yours is a friend of mine :0

amazing he wasn't more badly hurt..

Anonymous said...

Ruston police investigating I-20 wreck that injures one seriously
By Laura Johnson

Ruston police are investigating an accident that occurred Monday afternoon on Interstate 20 near Ruston in the westbound lane that left one man in serious condition.

According to Ruston police, the accident occurred when one driver, Foster Phillips, traveling in the eastbound lane crossed the median and struck three drivers in the westbound lanes on I-20.

The other three drivers were Draper Smith, Amada Flores-Rojo and Carlin Coley.

One of them, Coley, was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment where he is reportedly in serious, but stable condition.

doesn't sound like anyone died in your wreck buddy. but i am happy your friend is ok