How did this make an impact?

  1. Its shocking to know when someone takes his life. But at the same moment, it gives me confidence when he was absolutely sure that he was going to Heaven. How I wished that I could atleast dream of going to Heaven. May God Bless his Soul and take him with him. Halleluah! Jesus!

  2. Dear brother Rick. John Rowlett here – Steve Williams (Northpointe Church-Fresno)- friend and pastor.
    Was thinking and praying for you and Kay.
    Hug your wife for my wife (Vickie) and I.
    It is like she was given just a glimpse of Mary watching her son pay the price for us.
    And you, dear brother, just a tiny glimpse of what God The Father might have felt, when His Son paid the price.
    I don’t know for sure, but when he called our 19 year old son home a very few years ago, I think we got that glimpse too.
    Serving Him with you, and for you.
    Dear dear ones.
    love, John and Vickie

  3. Patricia Patey April 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

    May you feel the strength and love of our wonderful Lord at this sad time!

  4. You Warren Family are a great example in my life!! I want to be like you!!! And of course i will pray for you.

  5. I Know that words are never enough in times like these. I have appreciated your wisdom over the years. As pastor who lost a church member to murder earlier this year, my prayers and love go out to you and your family. i know God will bless you and get you through this “valley of the shadow of death.” blessings.

  6. Pastor Ezra Paudyal,from Nepal April 12, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Dear Rev. Pastor Rick Warren, I’m so saddened to hear the loss of your son and pray that God will give you and the whole family strength to go through this difficult time!

  7. Babychen Varghese April 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Pastor Rick, No words of mine is sufficient to bring any comfort as you deeply grieve the home going of your beloved son. But we pray for you and your family that the peace of our Lord may richly dwell in you through the enabling hand of our God the Holy Spirit. Love you.
    Babychen Varghese

  8. Pastor Rick and family please just know much you are loved and fully appreciated and respected for who you are and your consistent witness. Your ability to show your scars is refreshing and encouraging. The Lord bless, keep and strengthen you at this time of loss and always.

  9. Chidi JC Abiakweh April 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

    We at the Dominion Faith Ministries, Southampton, United Kingdom love you Pastor Rick and your entire family. We are standing with you and our God is still the Almighty God. IN EVERYTHING we give Him thanks. Stay strong for the rest of the family. We are praying for you.

  10. Our family is grieving with yours. Please know we care.

  11. Jeffrey Elmore April 11, 2013 at 4:57 am

    My love goes out to the entire family. I have never met any of the Warren family in person, but Pastor Rick and Kay have made a difference in my life and those I teach. When I was 4 my Dad committed suicide? Everyone told me he was a very Godly man, but a history of depression. I look forward to seeing Matthew and my Dad in heaven someday.

  12. Dear Pastor Rick, obviously you don’t know me personally but you have been a source of tremendous encouragement to me personally and the resources you have made available to the body of Christ I have used to be a blessing to those whom I have served. my prayer is that the Grace and Love of God will sustain and enfold your family now more than ever before as you personally go through what must be a most difficult period in your life. I know that God’s Grace is sufficient but I also know that you will turn this tragedy into triumph for the kingdom.
    God’s Grace ns Shalom be multiplied in your lives now and always.
    A Fellow servant, Carlton Brown, York SC

  13. Pastor Warren no words can say the comfort for you and your family. May Jesus cover you and hold your hand through this. From Life Christian Church in Tacoma WA, we are praying.

  14. My beloved brothers and sisters I too have walked the dark path you are travelling down now. I can and do say with full confidence “This too will pass.”
    I love you and You are in my prayers every morning.

  15. We cried when we heard of your sorrow. We are praying and know God is now closer to you than your breath. He sits with you. He stands with you. He is your constant companion and carrys you through this time of great sorrow. When my husband Jim was dying from cancer… we fought it four years. During that time Purposed Driven Life encouraged us and after reading it, we started a small group. You were such a powerful positive influence through your own faithfulness to God. Thank You. Prayers are going up for you NOW from millions who feel as I do. When Jim died, God sat with me, and was closer than my own breath… though I was numb. Love to you and Kay from Central Oregon.

  16. CarlosTorres, Patagonia Arg. April 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    May God’s infinite love sorround you during this terrible time of loss. We are praying for you and your family.

  17. Pastor Rick, The thought and prayers are with you from Baptist Center Church in Clayton NC. You are in a very good place now to minister to your people as you experience a pain that no book or seminar can teach you. May God’s comfort and peace rest with you, your family and your church.

  18. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around your `ohana (family). My heart hurts for you all. We continue to pray for you all.

  19. Mary & Bill Slattery April 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Dear Warren Family – our hearts cry out for you in this time of pain and overwhelming sadness. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but I know that God the Father understands completely what it is to lose a beloved Son. As you cry out to the Father I pray Jesus and the Holy Spirit comfort you and begin to replace the grief with overwhelming love, peace and grace. Even now as you walk through this dark time, you are ministering to many. In fact one of my dear friends just lost her daughter to suicide a week ago. I feel sure that this family is or will drawing strength from watching your family hold on to hope as walk through the same thing. Thank you for your ministry to me over the years!! God bless your precious family. Bill & Mary, Houston, TX

  20. Pastor Paul Chen April 10, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Dear Pastor Rick, Kay & family,
    My deepest condolences go with you folks. May you find comfort, strength & hope in His agape love.
    In Him
    Pastor Paul Chen (Ottawa, Canada)

  21. Grieving with you. Praying for your hearts comfort, your minds peace, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit to your souls. Looking forward to the day we meet him and Him again.

    Healing blessings.

  22. Pastor Abe Kudra April 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

    We are praying for you dear people. Pastor Kudra

  23. Pastor Rick and Kay,
    When I read the news this weekend, my heart dropped and felt a heaviness that was so real. I cannot imagine the pain that you all are facing. I have been praying for you all this week and many in our small Nazarene church here in Broken Arrow have been doing that also. You all were brought up in our small group as well as our board meeting for prayer. God is using the Body of Christ to literally lift you up to Him this week in a big time way. I am sorry for what happened, but truly know that the impact of this will reach greater heights and open new doors of ministry for you and Kay. We love you all!

    Pastor Brian Stephens

  24. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family as you walk through the hardest days any parent can walk. I am thankful for you and your family and what you have done to make a difference in millions of lives. Even though I am way over in Tennessee, in some ways Pastor Rick is one of my Pastors. I have taught your book to several different groups to help others begin a life lived in God’s purpose. I personally have been searching for many years for God’s purpose in my life. 7 years ago, West Franklin Baptist Church had it’s start in our home. I have been on every committee and taught in many classes always searching for God’s will. May 18 I will begin leading our Women’s Ministry as we have a conference , “Laugh, Pray, Love”. Of course I give God the glory, but you and your books, teachings, sermons, and resources from your church have all helped prepare me for this season in my life. I am thankful for you. While there is only one place to find comfort, please remember how much our Heavenly Father loves you and is beside you holding you in His loving arms. I know God rejoices that Matthew is with Him and that when your work is done on earth, He will reunite you with your beloved son. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do for everyone else!
    Blessings now and forever!
    Marcia Franks
    Franklin, Tennessee
    [email protected]

  25. Having lost a child thru bad choices, I know the pain. I also know that “with great tragedy there is greater grace”. May you experience that GRACE to over flowing in your family Rick. May it cover you all from head to toe. One day you WILL see your son again, healed and full of the glory of God! God bless you all….eileen smith

  26. Pastor Kirk Kasson, Almena, KS April 10, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I am so sorry for your grief and pain. I am praying God’s healing for each of you. I am a fellow pastor, and I have been blessed by your ministry through the years. I grieve with you and share in your hope which comes from our Lord, Jesus Christ.

  27. Thank you for sharing this deep sadness and the faith of your precious lovely son who was in such pain. May God bless you all.

  28. Mike $ Katherine Jones April 10, 2013 at 6:10 am

    We pray for God’s comfort for you and all your family.

  29. All you can do is all you can do. Your Matthew obviously understood his own struggle and and let you share his burden as best he could. But even you and his Mom will never really know the depth of his pain.May God hold you in the palm of his hand as you seek peace.

  30. Dimitri Androliakos April 10, 2013 at 4:42 am

    We truly mourn your very sad loss. We serve a Great, Loving, Comforting and Healing God. The Warren family are in our prayers. God bless you all.

  31. Nouvelle Vie Church in Longueil, Quebec, Canada are praying for you. We are certain without a doubt that God’s Hand is upon you and your family. God Bless

  32. My family is praying for your family. You have come to us with healing messages over the years, and both my daughters have said aloud your books truly changed their lives for the better. God comfort you in your grief, but remember whoseover believes in Him, though he be dead, yet shall he live. Your son lives and so do my loved ones who died in Christ. The Kings

  33. George Gribben April 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    We mourn with you!

  34. We love you… be strong…. God bless you entire family :(

  35. I extend my family’s sympathies, and pray that the Lord would embrace you with His love and peace at this time of grief. “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

  36. God bless the Warren family during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  37. We remembered you dear folks in Nairn Christian Fellowship, Scotland, this morning

  38. Helder Calais Hudson/Brazil April 7, 2013 at 11:10 am

    God bless and strengthen you and family. I’m praying. Rom. 12:15

  39. Want to give my condolences and pray for your family.

  40. I don’t know what to say but I would want to give my condolences and pray for your family.

  41. We don’t know the words to express our sorrow in this situation. Only know that Laurie and I are praying for you and your family, as you grieve this horrible loss. God is with you and us in this. God bless and keep you.

    John & Laurie Burgess

  42. Prayers and love for the Warren family.

  43. No words……just hugs, support and prayers going your way.

  44. No words convey, just being present and praying.

  45. I hurt for them. My prayers are with the whole family.

  46. Dave Gallagher April 7, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Our sincere Christian sympathies, we are praying for you. May God’s comfort and peace fill your lives during this challenging time. The prophet Jeremiah gives us encouragement when he writes, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3).

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