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ChurchWatch 05/22/08

Send Your Condolences to the Family of Steven Curtis Chapman

The Christian world is mourning the tragic death of singer Steven Curtis Chapman's daughter, Maria Sue. The following statement has come from Chapman’s manager, Jim Houser:

“Maria Sue Chapman, adopted and youngest daughter to Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, was killed in a tragic accident in the family driveway on Wednesday evening. She was LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital but for only reasons God can explain she went home to Him ... not to Franklin as we all so desperately wanted.

"Your prayers are needed for all in the Chapman family. This is a family who has so generously loved and given to so many. Just hours before this close knit family was celebrating the engagement of the oldest daughter Emily Chapman, and were just hours away from a graduation party marking Caleb Chapman's completion of high school. Now, they are preparing to bury a child who blew out 5 candles on a birthday cake less than 10 days ago. These words are unthinkable to type. And yet we trust in a God who was not surprised by this and because of Jesus I am certain through faith in Him we will see Maria again.”

Steven Curtis Chapman’s Web site has posted a special video diary in memory of Maria that you can access by going to:


The Chapman family have requested in lieu of flowers donations be made to Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry.

Donations can be made to the below P.O. Box and at:


or at:

Shaohannah’s Hope
P.O. Box 647
Nashville, TN  37065

Condolences can be made online at this special Steven Curtis Chapman Web page:


or they can be sent to:

P.O. Box 150156
Nashville, TN 37215

You can share your prayer requests for the Chapman family at this page.

Funeral arrangements for Maria Sue Chapman have been made for Friday, May 23rd, Visitation 5-8 p.m.; and then a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 24th at 11 a.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN.

CBN News Story: Daughter of Christian Music Star Killed by Car

CBN News: The Chapman's Share Their Heart for Adoption

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