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Missing boy - prayers please

Gee DGee D Shipmate
A 12 year old boy has gone missing in Western Sydney. He has autism and Downs syndrome. A police search is underway for him. Prayers please for him, his family and those conducting the search.

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  • SojournerSojourner Shipmate
    Prayers for safe return
  • DoublethinkDoublethink Admin, 8th Day Host
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  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Poor wee fella - prayers ascending.
  • Praying
  • Raptor EyeRaptor Eye Shipmate
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  • MelangellMelangell Shipmate
    Praying...
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    Thank you all. The news this morning is that he is still missing.
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    And he's just been found! Not sure yet of condition etc.
  • Oh thank you, God.
  • Thanks be to God! Now praying for his healing from whatever physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma may have resulted from the experience.
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    Indeed.
  • That's wonderful news.
  • rhubarbrhubarb Shipmate
    All is well . Thanks be to God.
  • SojournerSojourner Shipmate
    The sad thing is that it is not.

    The boy has a major intellectual disability and has done a runner in the past but this us the first time that he has gone missing for more than a few hours.

    I feel for the family as it will happen again and yet again. They are clearly devoted to him but there is a real risk that it could happen again and he could get hit by a car or fall into the Parramatta or Duck Rivers.

    This is a boy with major disabilities including the need to wear a nappy.

    Comes a time when the loving family may need to put him in care.

    Dear God, have mercy.
  • Thanks for this thread @Gee D . I can only imagine how desperate his family must have been.
  • stetsonstetson Shipmate
    Gee D wrote: ยป
    And he's just been found! Not sure yet of condition etc.

    I came to this thread late, and was happy to see the Resolution on my first read.

    Indeed, many challenges and difficulties ahead, I'm sure.
  • Gee DGee D Shipmate
    The sad thing is that it is not.

    The boy has a major intellectual disability and has done a runner in the past but this us the first time that he has gone missing for more than a few hours.

    I feel for the family as it will happen again and yet again. They are clearly devoted to him but there is a real risk that it could happen again and he could get hit by a car or fall into the Parramatta or Duck Rivers.

    This is a boy with major disabilities including the need to wear a nappy.

    Comes a time when the loving family may need to put him in care.

    Dear God, have mercy.

    Yes, the proximity to the rivers was something that worried me. What if he sees people swimming on a screen or at the local pool and wanders along to one of the rivers to give it a go? I don't remember quite what the Duck River is like near him, perhaps little more than a drain, but the Parramatta River is tidal. The poor family just cannot rest.
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    I know that here some elderly people with dementia who wander have a microchip implanted to make finding then easier. At one time I wondered about one for my older brother, but he is now in a wheelchair so it has ceased to be a problem.
  • North East QuineNorth East Quine Purgatory Host
    An elderly lady in our congregation has a tracker in her handbag, so that her daughter can work out where she is. She doesn't "wander" as such but has a tendency to lose track of time. If her daughter turns up for a pre arranged visit and there's no sign of her, her daughter can find out where she is - gone to the shop to buy biscuits, for example.
  • An elderly lady in our congregation has a tracker in her handbag, so that her daughter can work out where she is. She doesn't "wander" as such but has a tendency to lose track of time. If her daughter turns up for a pre arranged visit and there's no sign of her, her daughter can find out where she is - gone to the shop to buy biscuits, for example.

    An excellent use of modern technology, although having a microchip planted (which may also be a Good Thing in some cases) smacks rather of 1984...as with anything else, it could be abused and or/misused.

    Glad to hear the lad in the OP has been found, though. It may well be that a microchip would indeed be a Good Thing for him, and for his family.
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