Posted: Feb 10, 2010 9:46 PM by John Romero
A church community weeps for one of their own after the body of Compassion International videographer David Hames was found in Haiti earlier this week. After weeks of waiting for him to be found in the rubble of the earthquake, the news of his death wasn't easy for friends and family. "It was many hours of questioning, why did this happen, why would God do this at this particular time?" explains Tony Metcalf, a friend of Hames.
Hames is remembered as a man who truly lived for his family and for his faith. His pastor Kelly Williams of Vanguard Church tells us David also lived to help others suffering. "He wanted to do everything he could to help people." says Pastor Williams, "I think that was evident in why he was in Haiti to video tape the poorest of the poor, the neediest of the needy and to try to do everything he could to help them."
While the tears still flow the Vanguard community holds on to each other, David's memory and the faith that he's in a better place. "David will be missed." explains Pastor Williams, "There's nothing we can do to bring him back. But we're going to do everything we can to remember him."
Metcalf agrees, "The comfort is that he is in a better place and he is with the Lord now."