Robert "Chip" Monk

It is at this time that I beg God to send His peace that passes all understanding.

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).

3 thoughts on “Robert "Chip" Monk

  1. Hayley,I am so sorry about this tragedy…death is so confusing and I don’t think that anyone can EVER be ready for it to affect them in any way.I think that the only thing you can do is be there and LOVE…Our priest uses this blessing during his benediction each week and I think it sums up what you’re response has to be…”Life is short, we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us, so be swift to love and make haste to be kind and may the Divine Mystery, Who is beyond our ability to know but who made us, and Who loves us, and Who travels with us, Bless us and keep us in peace. AmenEternal rest grant him O Lord, may light perpetual shine upon him. Amen

  2. Oh my goodness! I remember seeing his picture on your facebook and thinking his name was funny. What a terrible tragedy. I am with you…his wife and unborn child are laying heavy on my heart. SOOO sad!

  3. I am an old freind of Chip’s from RI. I can’t believe that he has been taken from us. He was the most genuinely careing person I have ever known and his untimely death is tragic. My heart goes out to his family and his unborn child.

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