I just wanted to write a quick note to all of you–as a team of people who I trust and love. One of my former students, Tessa Byers, was in a car accident last night and went to be with the Lord. She was from East 91st Street Christian Church (my home church) and a freshman in college. I am asking you for prayers for Tessa’s family and friends. I know that many of you know the sting of death that they are all experiencing now. Tessa was an amazing girl, she had such a vibrant spirit and was always full of life. My prayer is that the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding, will guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). Please be on your knees today and in the coming weeks and months for the Byers family and Tessa’s friends.