Tonight, the cast and crew of Fireproof, that have become such a close family, have lost a dear friend. Robert “Chip” Monk, our First AC under the Director of Photography, Bob Scott, died tragically in a car accident. So many emotions have taken over in the past few hours…how can I be so heartbroken over someone I have only known for three weeks? What is it that the Lord is trying to say to me? Why did He allow such an incredible, bright, amazing man die at such a young age? And what am I to do? I feel like I should be doing something, like I should be helping out in some way. I don’t want to sit in my room, I don’t want to sleep, I don’t want to watch television, but there isn’t anything I really can do, but pray.
Chip’s wife, Sarah, is pregnant with their first child. It breaks my heart. I cannot even imagine. She has quickly become the burden of my heart. Please lift her up in prayer. Please lift the Cast and Crew up in prayer. We are postponing filming for at least two weeks, and will be ministering to the crew. Pray that this will be a time of united dependence on the Almighty Lord, in whom we find all of our hope. All of my hope is found in Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”. I do not know where to go from here, but I do know that wherever it is He sends me, He will be there. And I know that He has a purpose, and I long for the day when I know what that purpose is. My help cometh from the Lord, and I will lift up my eyes to Him alone (Psalm 121).