For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
In the world of gospel music, there is a family that is currently enjoying a lot of success. They are the Crabb family. Within the past year or two, while they still perform once in a while, together, they have split off into their own groups and other areas of ministry. This past week, the family members performing as the Bowling Family, were in a terrible accident when their tour bus ran into the back of a tractor trailer slowing down for a weigh station (according to the news article I read). In the accident, Mike and Kelly Bowling, were hurt the worst. From what I’ve seen in updates written by their family members, Kelly will be immobilized for a few months and Mike had some head and facial injuries that will cause him discomfort for a while. Their daughter sustained some painful injuries. The other sister, Tereh Crabb-Penhollow, suffered some injuries, too. (For an updated report from the Tennessean and a photo of the tour bus, click here.)
Please pray for them. This is their ministry and full-time job. I’m not sure what kind of health insurance they have, but I’m sure they are going to have a lot of bills and no real income for a while, so that they can heal.
Please pray for them and the entire Crabb family as they try to help each other through the process of healing. Also, praise God that their injuries weren’t worse.
“He Already Knows”—The Bowling Family