Today’s Sunday Sermon
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A girls home director, Candice Gulley, who was driving a van that crashed in Alabama, killing two of her own children, two nephews and four other youths, wept Thursday at a remembrance where she said religious faith has sustained her since the wreck.
The van from the youth home for for abused or neglected children was part of a fiery multi-vehicle crash June 19 on a wet interstate that also killed a Tennessee man and his baby in another vehicle. The pileup was the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed 13 lives in Alabama as it caused flash floods and spurred tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.
Gulley had taken the group to the Alabama coast for an annual trip sponsored by the girls ranch, which cares for abused and neglected girls and is located about 60 miles (nearly 100 kilometers) northeast of Montgomery. The van was returning to the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch when it wrecked during a tropical storm last month.
“I’m not strong. My God is,” she said. “I have lost my children here on Earth but they were immediately in our savior’s presence.”
There was no word on the condition of any Bible that may have been aboard.