December 2006, our family was unwillingly involved
in something that captured worldwide attention. As
the days progressed, so did the story. With the weather
turning from bad to worse, millions of people joined
in the prayers for a successful rescue.
The concern for these three climbers swelled
beyond our wildest dreams. I received constant reports
on the many prayer services that were being held across
the country. In one of them, a dear friend told me
how MercyMe’s song “Hold Fast” was
played as everyone sat quietly listening to the lyrics.
When I returned from Mount Hood, I constantly
heard the song on the radio and was struck at how
the lyrics seemed to fit our situation. When I hear
this song I think of Kelly in the snow cave.
I am very grateful to MercyMe for sharing their
lyrics and music with us.”