Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Welcome Home, Alexis and Nika.

ALEXIS TIOSECO (1981 - 2009) & NIKA BOHINC (1979 - 2009)

"In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
Devastating situations come into our lives for a reason, most of the time we will never understand why. Yesterday morning, I recieved word that a former teacher and his girlfriend were shot dead in their own home. Understand that we were never close, but the brutality of the killings was enough to drive me to tears (you may read about it here). It's hard to accept that truly horrible things happen to good people, but as sad as I am over such senseless loss of life, I take comfort in the thought that they are in a much much better place. Maybe it is true that once you have served your purpose on earth, God calls you to join Him, regardless of your age and the manner in which you go.
Despite the disgusting display of evil, it's hard to ignore the goodness and love that pours out of this situation. The media attention, support from friends, family and the general public are overwhelming. It is obvious that these two individuals, despite their young age, have made quite an impact in society and in the lives of countless people. As for Alexis, his legacy as a film teacher and lover of our country's own film works will live through his students. His legacy will never die. We won't allow it.
Dear reader, may I ask that you pray for their souls, for their families and that justice be served!


  1. Reese,

    Lifting this family up to the thrones of heaven and asking God to be merciful to those that caused this family pain. Let those that did this face justice and may Your hand guide those police in identifying the people involved.

    Let God please cover this loving family with grace and compassion to deal with this loss, but strength in the days ahead. Let them not harbor grudges but Lord, let your healing wash over them like spiritual water.

    In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Keeping their families in our prayers. We sent a prayer request to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Holy Land thanks to http://HolyLandPrayer.com

    God bless.