Friday, February 13, 2009

All for Ben

This young man by birth is my first cousin, however his Mother (my Aunt) passed away five years ago, and since that time he has been raised by my Mother. God called him home. All I ask of any of you that have esteem for me - please pray for my brother - this isn't about me - this is all for Ben. A testimony to his life. Please pray for him as he now lives in the arms of God.

Bernard “Ben” Francis Weber II , 19, of Haubstadt died at Deaconnes Hospital on February 12, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Ben was a 2008 graduate of Escuela Caribe located in the Dominican Republic. He did extensive missionary work with the New Horizons Youth Ministry in the Dominican Republic where he was loved by the native children. Ben was currently attending Ivy Tech College working toward a Psychology Major. He intended to become an advocate for troubled children and work in youth ministry. Even in death, Ben’s loving and giving nature was realized as his vital organs, tissue and bone were donated to the Indiana Organ Procurement Program. His final lasting testimony to his Christian Faith was giving the gift of life to those in need.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Weber and his grandparents Bernard and Eileen Weber all of Haubstadt. Ben is survived by his brother, Ethan Weber, his Aunt and guardian, Monica Epperson, his co-guardian Tandy Jones and his extended family that loves him dearly.

"For He shall raise you up on Eagle's Wing and make you to shine like the sun"