Last Friday, LCC staff member and Project Manager for the Hearts of Mercy & Compassion Ministry, Tim Laabs, attended a Dedication Ceremony at Central Road Elementary School in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, where two Hearts of Mercy & Compassion were presented to the grandparents of four related students killed in a tragic car crash on July 31, 2022.
All four brothers and sisters attended Central Road Elementary School. The fifth-grade teachers requested the two hearts on behalf of the entire school staff, who signed the hearts. In addition to the hearts, a playground sitting bench and four butterfly art pieces with the children’s names on each were also dedicated by the school to honor the four loving children.
Besides the names of the four children on the hearts, a scripture verse from 1 Corinthians 13:7 surrounded their names, reading, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
Please include the family, friends, school staff, and students in your prayers, as the parents and children’s friend also perished in the accident.