a dear, YOUNG, friend of our family was just given an 8 yr. sentence, required to serve 85%, and was sent at 5a today to Joliet prison in Illinois. He's 19.
he, his best friend and one other friend were drinking, they all decided to get into Gs car, designating G as the driver, hit a pole on the street outside his home. his best friend didn't survive the crash, the other friend is in the process of rehabilitating (he and his mom pursued a 14 yr maximum prison sentence for G).
immediately following the accident, G was sent to the hospital to superficially bandage his injuries then taken to jail where the poorly-tended-to injuries improperly healed, and, once he came to, he was made aware of the loss of his best friend and the injuries to his other friend.
no priors and God graciously kept them from an accident w/any would-be innocent bystander.
yet, today, G faces the consequence of his two friends choosing by their own free will to acknowledge G as their designated driver and proceed to hop into his car and not one coherent person attempted to stop them (not those throwing the party, not anyone at the party)
will you please pray for God's protection and intervention in this young boys life, and a spirit of forgiveness for his friend & friend's mom.
currently praying and seeking God's direction in bringing His kingdom "on earth as it is in Heaven."