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Love for Chase in Memory of Chad and Courtney

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Organizer: Tyler and Elaine Willis Beneficiary: Chase Phelps

Chad and Courtney Phelps were tragically killed on July 27 while serving the Lord. Our goal is to show love to their young son Chase through these gifts.

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Chad Phelps was serving the Lord at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He and his wife, Courtney, were bringing the church's youth group home after a God-honoring, spirit-filled week at Camp CoBeAc in Michigan. In a tragic bus accident, Chad, Courtney, their unborn daughter, and a fellow church member were promoted directly into the presence of God. As a pastor friend of mine stated, "Chad and Courtney literally gave their lives while serving the Lord." They are survived by their young son, Chase.

Chad and Courtney have greatly impacted the lives of Elaine and me as well as countless others around the world. They were each a tremendous example of Christ's love and selfless service. We know that we will see effects of their lives and ministry for years to come.

Our goal with this fundraiser is to honor Chad and Courtney's memory by being a blessing to Chase. All of the love that we have felt for them we hope to invest into Chase. Our prayer is that this will be a blessing to Chase and his family in fulfilling immediate needs or investing in the future of the child. He will be turning 2 on October 25 and we will be turning over this donation to the family at that time.

Please keep the Phelps and Gaddy families along with their extended family in your prayers. Please also consider what you could contribute to this gift of love. 100% of this will be going directly to those caring for Chase.

Be in prayer for the family of Tonya Weindorf as well as she was the other individual promoted into Heaven in this accident. If you would like to send donations to her family please go to
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Also, if you would like to send donations on behalf of the other individuals hurt in the crash or would like to support the ministry of their local church please use the address below.

Colonial Hills Baptist Church
ATTN: Bus Accident Relief Fund
8140 Union Chapel Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Please feel free to share this website with others as you feel led. There is no true limit to the fundraiser on this site but we will continue to update the goal as people continue giving. This fundraiser can be accessed by typing youcaring.com/loveforchase in your address bar.
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08/09/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
Thank you all for your donations and your prayers. It has been nearly 2 weeks since the accident and we know that God has worked and is continuing to work through the testimonies of Chad and Courtney.

The 2 funerals have been posted and can be viewed following the link below:
colonialindy.org/bus-accident-memorial.html

Also, the ministry in which Chad and Courtney were a part of, Youth EDGE, is selling wristbands as a memorial. The funds will then be used to purchase a new bus to be used by the church. Please visit their page to donate as well as learn more about the Youth EDGE ministry.
youthedgeindy.org/bus-accident-memorial.html
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08/03/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
What a blessing to see where God has taken this by the morning of the funeral!

After talking with the families last night, you should know that this site has been a source of encouragement to them as they go through this difficult time.

Please follow the link below and scroll down to see a live stream of the service today at 11:00.

http://www.colonialindy.org/bus-accident-memorial.html

We're praying that the Gospel reaches many hearts today.
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07/31/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
Thank you to all of you who have made donations on behalf of Chase.

Today, the Phelps and Gaddy families addressed the media. Please visit the link below to hear their message and the reason for their hope.

http://fox59.com/2013/07/31/church-officials-discuss-saturdays-bus-crash/#axzz2aYVSeE00
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07/30/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
Many people have been asking how they can support the Weindorf family. We are pleased to share that a fundraiser has been started for their family. Please visit the site to learn more about the needs of the family and how you can give and most importantly pray.
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07/29/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
The Lord is good! Obviously He has bigger plans for this fundraiser than we initially hoped.

Ephesians 3:20-21 - "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."
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07/28/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
The Lord is at work today through the lives of those lost. My heart has been warmed through the response to this site as well as seeing posts from dear friends and family on social media today proclaiming the Glory of God. There is no true limit to the fundraiser on this site, but we will continue to raise the goal as people continue giving. Please give as you feel led.

If you feel more comfortable giving gifts directly to the church instead of online, please use the address below.

Colonial Hills Baptist Church
8140 Union Chapel Road
Indianapolis, IN 46240

While Elaine and I began this fundraiser with our hearts on Chase, please keep in your prayers the family of Tonya Weindorf who also lost her life in this accident. If you would like to help her family or the others affected by this crash, please contact the church.

May God continue to comfort the hearts of the families and may God use Chase in a mighty way.
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07/28/2013
by Tyler and Elaine Willis
What a testimony to the lives that Chad and Courtney have touched. Within a couple of hours we have more than reached the meager goal that we originally set. Thank you all for your love. We will continue to raise the goal as God continues to work. THERE IS NO LIMIT ON GOD!
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