I apologize. I know this isn't an artwork post, but I feel like I need to ask for prayer from anyone who is willing. My best friend contacted me this morning to tell me that their friend Ric is missing. He and his family went on a camping/hiking trip up to the Sierras over 4th of July weekend. His wife dropped Ric off on Fri., July 4th at a hiking area so that he could hike (solo) along Bishop Pass and "bag a couple of peaks." I guess this area is considered a class 2 which means it is "hiking" rather than climbing.....but Ric is a bit adventurous at times and can get a bit off route to make his hikes a bit more "fun." He was expected to be at home Fri July 4th around 4pm but never showed. After being missing for over 18 hours, the park rangers started to get together a search & rescue team. They started searching late Sat (July 5th) afternoon. They saw his signature at one of the peaks (there is a can with a journal and pencil inside...and when you reach the top you can sign your name.) This was good news because it helped them determine some sort of starting point. However, as of about two days ago, the search and rescue team had to stop searching. I guess when they don't find any clues after a certain amount of time, they have to stop. Our friend Joe and a few other guys are still out there searching for him on their own.
There was a story about it on Fox News on the 10th. Here is a link if you'd like to see it.
If you feel lead, please pray for Ric's safe return and for his wife and daughter....who are just waiting to hear about anything.
Thanks so much!!