|Prayers and messages for Devon|
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"When I was a freshman at Geneva, a friend gave me this verse and I have kept it to this day: 'As for you, even the hairs of your head have been counted. So do not be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows'. Matthew 10:30. In God's eyes Devon's worth is immeasurable and God knew him by name-never leaving his side. Devon is now at home and at peace. May his family and friends draw strength and comfort from God's love. May we always remember how worthy we are in the eyes of God and make it a point to reach out to others to let them know their true value."
- Natalie Borkowski
"I live near the Germantown section of Philly. Numerous young men of promise have been murdered in the city. May God give wisdom and strength to us in these last days."
- Tom Muldoon
"Dear God, send comfort, strength, and wisdom for the days ahead. Walk with them throughout this valley of the shadow of death, that they may not fear evil. Amen."
- Joyce Peterson
"Your life has touched my life."
- Robert Lund
"President Kenneth A. Smith and the Geneva College Community,
- Michael G. Scales, Ed.D., President, Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary
"Our prayers are with you during this very sad time."
- Orchard hill Church
"May the God of compassion guard and keep your hearts now and in the days to come. 'Weeping endureth for a night, but joy will come in the morning.'"
- Rev. Barry D. Givner
"'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, even if he shall die, will live.' Rest now, Devon, in peace."
- Bob Triance
"Father, please forgive us for not being more aware of those around us. Please help us in the future to reach out to all those who are suffering silently as we go through every day. Amen."
"I will continue to pray for Devon's family. I had only seen him a few times on campus and didn't really know him. I wish I made more of an effort to talk to him if there was a problem in his life. This has effected many. He will be missed a lot."
- Geneva football player
"I will be continuously praying for the loss. May God bless you and your family."
- Hannah Young
"We at Bryan College are lifting up both Devon's family and the Geneva family at this difficult time. Know that the 'God of all comfort" is present and we trust in His goodness.'"
- Matt Benson on behalf of Bryan College
"There is a deep sadness in my heart--how much more in the hearts of his family and friends. My prayer for peace and comfort and healing go forth on behalf of you and of those Devon touched for a short time. God will take everything and bring glory from Devon's life that we are yet to see. Family, know that I will continue to lift you to our God who can do more than we can ask or even think.
"I am Devon's cousin...A page has been made for him on Facebook here is the link https://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Devon-Minor/113055685445223#!/pages/RIP-Devon-Minor/113055685445223?sk=wall&filter=1 please go and like it & leave any messages you have for Devon <3"
"Rest easy, Devon, in the arms of the Lord."
- Carletta Alston
"To Devon's family and friends, Nobody knows the trouble you've seen. Nobody knows but Jesus. We simply lift you to Him... to the One Who has had Devon in His loving Arms always. And we give you our hugs and our tears."
- Mindy McMahon, for all of us
"We are praying for your family at this sad time. We love you. The college community loves you too."
- Ross and Miriam Miller
"Your friends at Taylor University are praying for you during this difficult time. May God hold you, Devon's family, friends and loved ones in the palm of His hand."
"Praying for Devon's family and friends that they may find comfort in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
"I am deeply saddened by this news. I never knew Devon, but he was apart of not only my class but a member of my Geneva family who will be greatly missed by all. I lift up his family to the Lord and pray that he gives them the comfort and peace that they need in this devestating time. May God be with them, and the rest of the Geneva community as we mourn."
"We are praying for Devon's family and the Geneva family. Our hearts are with you in this time. God promises to take care of us in our time of need."
"The sadness of the loss of Devon is felt by the whole community. In this sad time, we can only rejoice in our hope of eternal life of joy with Christ. Family and friends of Devon draw strength from this."
"I pray that we see Gods love through this terrible event. God is forever faithful and that is the one thing we can always rely on. Pain is only temporary and we must never loose sight of God's plan... even if we don't understand. God Bless Devon's family."
"The loss of a life is tragic, especially one so young. It's sad to think about, and it's heartbreaking to hear the death. Rest in Paradise Devon, miss you man. May God wrap His loving arms around you."
"I was angry with my son the day the news came on that Devon was missing, and I remained angry and frustrated with him for days after. Then, I saw the interview with Devon's aunt...and her pain went through me from head to toe. I realized no matter how angry I was, I needed to find more positive ways to communicate with my son. I am glad to say, my humbling was successful and well-deserved. Since that time, I have followed Devon's search. I have looked at him through the eyes of a mother and I have grown to love his beautiful smile...even though he is a complete stranger to me. Today, I didn't look at his picture the same as I did before. Today, when I heard the news, I felt a sorrow so deep and a pain so sharp in my heart, it took my breath away. I loved a stranger...and today, I lost a friend. I was humbled by his story and I will be forever grateful that he opened my eyes to my own shortcomings with my son. Thank you Precious Lord for your child Devon and for Your mercy for those of us who have fallen short of your blessings. I offer my deepest love, compassion and prayers to Devon's friends and family."
"We are indeed praying the Lord's comfort upon the bereaved family. I am very saddened, like everyone else, to learn about this outcome. My sympathy and prayers are with you."
"My sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with Devon's family and friends. I know that this is not the outcome that they were hoping for but at least they have closure. It must be the worst thing in the world to wonder where your child is. May God be with them during the difficult time ahead."
"He is in a far better place and he is at a place where all wish to be. To his family, you will see him again in paradise and hope that God will give you peace in that. My prayers are with you all. And in all things God's grace is enough to get us through all things."
- Noah Staudenbaur
"Again today I make this demand, In all that I am, have done and will do, I promise to give the very best that I can all because I know Devon knows Your love and is making his way home to those who love You and him."
"Knowing God's all seeing eye and all encompassing love I know He sees your distress and his destiny. I also know His love for Devon and his family will carry you through, my prayer is that His will is for Devon to be found safe and sound in his right mind. God Bless You!"
- Lois Worthy
"Dear Lord. We Ask Your Blessing on Devon. May You Send an Angel from Above to Protect Him & Guide Us to Him. Keep Him Safe in Your Arms My Lord. And Let Those Who Know Do their All to Find Him. In Jesus' Name We Pray. Amen.
Christ Is Risen!
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 (NIV)"
"God bless his family. <3
"Lord, we know that you are capable of doing anything, please Lord bring Devon back home, to his lovely family and friends that miss him dearly."
- Cheryl Saddler
"We haven't forgotten. We want you to come home. We pray that our God keeps you safe until you return."
"Lord, we think of Devon every day. We feel the impact that his absence has had on our community and on so many others. Father, be with Devon. Comfort him."
- Austin Hanlin
"On behalf of myself and my sons, we blessed God for his goodness and his mercy and we are believing in God for a miracle......for the safe return of this young man. Our prayers also go out to his family and friends during this trying time. May God bless you all."
- Vickie Woods
"While I do not know Devon, My Lord and Savior does. It is my fervent prayer that Devon is safe and that God will strengthen his family. Although we are confused and searching for answers, My Lord already has the answers. I pray that this young man will return to his family safe and sound. Grant it, please God, in Jesus Name."
- Carletta J. Alston
"Lord, we put all of our hope and trust in You as we pray without ceasing for the return of Devon and peace for his family."
- The George Altmann Family
"Father in the name of Jesus, please watch over this young man and comfort his family during these uncertain times, thank you for your peace and your love and will being done in this challenging time.
Praying for Devon and his family. God knows, He sees and He cares and nothing is hidden from Him. Keep the faith."
"Devon, I pray for you every day. There is a piece of all of us that is missing--it is you. Our heavenly father knows where you are. Wherever that may be, He is with you. May the Father continue to uphold the family as the part of them that is missing is greater still. Father, heal the hurt and bring your blessed peace as we continue to pray for Devon's return. Amen."
- S. Glover
"It's been over a month since you've been missing but you are not forgotten. God put you and another Devon (who is "lost" in a different way... Autism) on my heart through some thoughts/dreams at night recently. I know this very unusual happening was the Lord prompting me to gather even more prayer support for both of you and your families now. You Devons and your families are not alone. You are surrounded by the love of God and His people. Jesus loves you sooo much."
- Mindy McMahon
"Whatever has happened in this seemingly hopeless situation Dear Jesus...to You be the glory. Devon's disappearance has caused us to come together and remind us that You are the Great I Am...the Only One is able to do exceedingly and abundantly all that we can ask or think. God we know through this and all things that Your Will is what's best for us. Your Ways are not our ways, but they are the highest and best Ways. Teach us to not lean unto our own understanding but in all our ways acknowledge You, and You will direct our paths. We eagerly await that direction Lord, in Your Time and in Your Way. Let this be a lesson to us all in teaching us how to pray and that we ought pray unceasingly. I lift You up in all the earth...God do what you do best...Never fail!"
- Chessie Wyche
"Praying for Devon's safe return and for his family's strength while going through this very difficult time."
- Brenda Garrett
"We are praying for you Devon and your family. The Lord, Himself give you all peace. Lord, do what you do well show grace and mercy even now."
- Rev. Bobby Wilson '04
"Still have Devon in my prayers. I was hoping he had returned by now."
- Kristie Worfel
"Devon, I'm praying for you. Dear sweet Jesus, one of your children is lost and we are so worried for him. We know You are in control and You know what is best for us. Please Lord bring Devon back to us soon, safe and unharmed. We love you Lord Jesus. Please hear our prayers."
- Linda L
"God doesn't promise sunshine everyday, laughter every minute, or things to always go our way. But what he does promise His arms to hold us tight, a light in our darkness to show us our way and a friend we can talk to whether it is night or day. As a parent of a Geneva student, my entire family sends prayers for both Devon and his family. We are praying that God will keep him safe and watch over him. Let Devon know that he is loved by many and everyone is praying for him in this troubled time."
- Kim Peterson
"Devon and his family are in my prayers. I pray that Devon will be found safely soon."
- Rachel Richardson
"Father, We 'THANK YOU' for everything! Lord, please continue to protect (Psalm 91:11) Devon and bring him home. Lord please cover his family with your peace. 'THANK YOU', Lord you are AWESOME!"
- Terri Lee
"Father God I reach out to you. I ask in your name to keep Devon's family strong. Lord I ask that you will find Devon safe and unharmed. God we cast all our cares on you cause we know your able. Bring him home Lord...AMEN"
"Praying for unity & bind anything unlike God in this situation!!! ALL IS WELL-we decree victory!"
- Miles Greene
"Heavenly Father we ask you to protect this young man - Devon wherever he is. Lord we know you are an almighty God and you and only you can bring this young man home safely to his family. Lord I ask you to cover him wherever he is and let him know Lord that no matter what the circumstances are, everything will be ok. Lord I ask you to cover his family Lord and give them peace while they continue to wait for the safe return of their son, nephew, grandson, brother, cousin and friend. In Jesus' Holy Name we Pray, AMEN....To God be the Glory."
- Maria & Briyana Rios
"Although a few weeks have passed and frequent prayer meetings are occurring less and less, the memory and concern for Devon is still fresh in my mind. Our minds try to grasp for answers that are left untold and our minds wander to "why's" and "how's." We often forget who really holds the future and everyone in it. We often forget that life does not go according to our own plans, we are just a portion of the picture God is making. Why do we try to find closure in anything but the Prince of Peace? Lord, we lift up a broken yet unified community. Bring peace, bring joy, bring, hope."
- Mark Heotzler
"Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. (Jeremiah 32:17) NIV"
"As a former Geneva College staff member, my heart is truly heavy for the family and friends of Devon as well as the students and staff on campus. May our great God give all of you His strength and peace. May He watch over you all as you wait and pray. And may Devon come home soon."
- Susan Moody
"My thoughts and prayers go out to you, his family. May the Lord wrap him in his heavenly protection. We lift our hearts and hands to you Jesus, our great King, and we pray that you send him home to be with his earthly family."
- D. Stephens
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Devon and his family. The Lord can and will keep this family in the palm of His hand."
- Chuck and Karen McAndrews
"May the peace that exceeds all of our understanding envelope the Geneva College family, Devon's family, and Devon wherever he is. God is good."
- Buddy, Milligan College/ETSU
"As a former campus chaplain, and current father of a son away at college, I can imagine how hard this is for Devon's family, friends and the Geneva College Community. I pray that the sovereign God would bring this young man back to his family and to college community and pursuits. I pray that all would continue in hope and support each other throughout this ordeal. It is unsettling and painful but there is a ministry to us all at such times as this to look to God in the mystery and comfort one another in every little way you can. It will be good for all. Still praying.
- Rev. Elward Ellis, Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Stone Mountain, GA
"Devon, your PA Baptist State Convention Youth and Young Adult Ministry miss you deeply. We are praying for your safe return. We will not cease our prayers until God answers. We love you and just want you to come home. We are trusting God to bring you safely back home! We will do what is needed to assist your family during this difficult time."
- Lisa West
"I heard on the Pgh. evening news about Devon two weeks ago and been praying for him and his family ever since then. May God give wisdom to those looking for him, grace to his family and friends, and mercy to Devon. May his safety, salvation and homecoming be in tact,... In the name of the One He sent to us, and through the power of the One He left behind for us!"
- Rev. James "JD" Hilliard, '69
"God, I ask that you would just lift this family up. Pour your spirit of peace on them. Thank you that you are a God who is in control and is good. I ask that you would protect Devon. Bless him. Amen."
"Wherever Devon is, God is also. Father, be his comfort and joy, and ours also."
- Clint Kelly
"The news of Devon Minor's disappearance just came to me as I read the February news on the Geneva website. The sadness is heavy on my heart. When I saw the scores of prayers for Devon and his family from his fellow students, from faculty and staff, from alumni, from parents, and from Geneva friends, I realized, once again, that Geneva is a family forever. My personal prayers go out to the Minors and to all who search for our young Geneva family member, Devon. God be with all of us who have deep concern. My small check to the family in their time of special need has been sent. I know others will join with me."
- Dr. James Bowers '48 San Diego CA
"Devon, Please know that your are loved and in all adversity, nothing is that bad that cannot be 'fixed'."
- Kathryn Todd
"It has been many years since we came to Geneva as freshmen (Margaret came from the Clifton Heights area) but as alumni and parents our hearts and prayers go out to this young man and his family, and the entire Geneva community. We ask God's guidance for all those officials working on Devon's disappearance. May Devon, his family and friends take comfort in Psalm 139:7-12. God is with us no matter where we are!"
- Bill and Margaret Reid '63
"Devon and Geneva family, God is great; God is good; Let us thank Him. Trust and obey. Repent and believe. For Christ's names sake."
- D. B. Adams
"Father God, I just want to pray for Devon's safety and his return to his natural and extended family. I can't even begin to comprehend what they are experiencing right now, and I can't comprehend what he is going through. But you alone are God and you promise us in your word that not a hair on our heads drops without your knowledge. Father I commit him into your hands, we entrust him into your care. Have mercy on him and his family. In Jesus' name... amen."
"Devon and his family have been on my mind and in my prayers since I heard through facebook. Still praying, pleading with God for protection as well as answers. May the God of all comfort be near to Devon and his family and friends."
- Susan Pacella '01
"We are joining you in prayer."
- Strong Family, Tulsa OK
"As Geneva parents and alumni, we are deeply concerned for Devon and pray daily for his safe return. Our hearts go out to his family, and we pray that their hearts and minds will be kept in perfect peace as they trust in the Lord."
- Nancy Kirkwood
"Father, you have inexplicably seen fit to stop the heartbeat of Geneva by removing Devon from our fellowship. As imperfect children, we don't know or understand your will in this situation. Nevertheless, grant us peace and the realization that, by definition, your will is the best thing for us. Lord, we plead for your protection for Devon and we submit ourselves to the good you are orchestrating. Yours be the glory! Amen."
- Leah Achor
"My thoughts turn toward Devon daily, and I continually pray for his safe return and comfort for his family. God always watches over His children. May you find comfort in Jesus, brother."
- Nick Sasala
"Father God, You call Devon your beloved. Speak words of community and love and protection and strength to, through, and around him. We trust You, though it's hard. Thank You that this campus cares. Deepen the community here. Assure Devon and his family that You know the plans You have for them."
- A sister in Christ
"I continue to lift you to our Lord and Savior, Devon! God is able. He is our strength, our rock, and our deliverer!"
- Sharon Glover
"Never have to fear, they are there for you if you worry, call on the One that gives unconditional love and know your family will be there for you in a hurry. Know that there is no trouble. All you have to do is call them and they will be there on the double. Just pick up the phone and dail their number. They're waiting just for you Devon. Return home Devon, and please make it a safe return home."
"Father, I ask that you be with Devon and his family at this difficult time. Protect him and keep him safe in the palm of your hand."
- Gerald McKay
"Our prayers are with Devon's family members and we pray for a safe return for Devon. He is a very special and gifted person and deserves only the best. May our Lord watch over him and bring him home safely. You are all in our prayers, especially his family, friends, and the community at Geneva College."
- Sister Sophie Yondura and St. Helena Church and School Community
"Dear Geneva Community, please know that our university will pray for Devon and your campus today in our chapel service. We know that God's arm is not too short to extend to Devon and to you. May the Good Shepherd be very close to you in these days."
- Rev. Ken Dill, Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life, Southern Wesleyan University
"I join in the prayers for Devon & his family & friends. Keep him safe Lord Jesus and bring him back home safe to all who love & miss him. Be present Lord Jesus, be present!"
- Andi Sibley '82
"We are praying for Devon, his family, friends and the Geneva community, including the boys in Pearce Hall and Devon's classmates. Lord, please reveal the purpose of this tragedy to bring peace and comfort to your faithful followers. Let Devon and his family hear your voice and feel your arms around them. Hold them close and never let them go."
- Jane Shipley/Glen Arm, MD/Geneva mom
"Praying for the family for a safe and quick return for Devon. I don't know the family or Devon. I work at the home office for this college bookstore and this touched my heart when I saw the story posted. I pray that the Lord will send Devon home to you safely."
- Asantewaa Beasley
"My son attends Geneva. When we saw a report on our local news are hearts sank, wondering if it was our son. Finding out that it was not was comforting, but then our hearts turned to Devon's family. We prayed as a family that night that God would protect him. I have been praying for him. I put something on my facebook and others are now praying for him too. I was just sitting here praying and thinking again and it struck me that we should call all intercessors to pray for the whereabouts of Devon. God is pleased to reveal mysteries when we put our prayers to Him. So I am asking for all those who will, to begin to petition The Lord of Host, I Am, to give knowledge to give the exact location of Devon. God still answers prayers. My prayer is that Devon will be found and family will know the total peace of God right now. My heart goes out to family and friends who are close to him."
- Lisa Hebb
"Gail, I'm praying for you and your family. Devon, I'm praying that you are safe and for you to come home to your family.
- Andrea Kitchens
"I am praying that God finds Devon and brings him home safe and unharmed! I dont know him but he is a child of God which makes him my brother in Christ! I pray that God watches over him!"
- Christina Adenuga
"'If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.' Ps. 139:9, 10 Father, we know Devon is in your hands and we trust you. Please bring him home safe."
- Joanna Ward
"My prayers are with Devon and his family."
"We trust God through it all. May the Lord keep Devon's family during this ordeal. My prayers go out to the entire Geneva community."
- The Swann Family
"We are praying for Devon's safe return. God is in control. Our prayers go out to his family."
- Calvin and Debby Henderson
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord. Psalm 121
"Heartbreaking. Can only think about this situation and pray about it. God help everyone involved."
"May the Lord bring you home safe and sound to your family. There is no problem too big or small for the man above. Just look up and give him all you have. I really wish you a safe return. God bless the family. My prayers are with you all."
- Jamie Caracter, Beaver Falls
"I know that God is in control of this whole situation and he knows where and why Devon is gone. My prayer is that God would just come down on his life and bring him back to his family and this loving campus community very soon, and that he would remain safe where ever he may be."
"Lord Jesus, It was so good to meet Devon while working last semester. I pray that you protect him and he returns safely."
- Monica Boyer
"Joining you all in prayer."
- Renae in St. Louis
"We can rest in the comfort of the fact that our Lord knows just where he is and has it all under his control. One of my prayers is that this whole ordeal will open all of our eyes to the hurting. May we not turn away from those we may uplift. This is every parents worst nightmare. My best wishes and prayers are with all concerned."
- A. Paulson
"These prayers are coming from Bronx, New York. I am praying for a positive outcome. Please God, bring Devon back home safely."
"I don't know Devon personally but I had an English class with him last semester. He was always quiet and I wish I would have taken the time to reach out and get to know him. I know that God is watching over him and is making sure that he is safe. After all this may be part of God's plan for Devon. I will continue to pray for Devon's safe return to Geneva or to wherever God is taking him."
"Heavenly Father, we lift up Devon and his family to you. Lord send your angels to guard over Devon. Lord we pray for his return to his family and school safely. We thank you that you are an answering God. These things we pray in Jesus name."
- Tanis Smith
"May God's love, grace and peace comfort Devon and his family and friends."
- Margaret and Dave Raab, Geneva parents
"Prayer from North Carolina. My family and I join the countless others in prayer for Devon's safety and his soon return to those who love and miss him. Our father will protect him no matter the reason for his departure. May God comfort and bless Devon's family, friends and fellow classmates."
- Bob Braswell
"Ps.4:8b 'For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.' Praying the Lord would be your comfort and strength."
- Courtney and Barb Miller
"Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed be they name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done! Father, we first want to tell you thank you! Even in a time like this, we still tell you thank you sir! For we know that you are a God who makes no mistakes and you do everything well. Thank you! We now pray that you will intervene in this matter O God! Lord put your hand into the situation, God show up. For we know that when you show up, everything will be ok! Touch the family right now God, touch the friends and campus at large! Keep them in the hallow parts of your hand God and rock them in the craddle od your loving arms at a time such as this. We know you to be a heavy load sharer God and ask that you would take the burden from them God and give them rest and peace of mind Lord! If you do these things God, we will be careful to give your name all the glory, all the honor and all the praise. And it is in the name of the once crucified savior Jesus the Christ we pray. For this is your servants prayer. Amen!"
- Minister Shawn Torres
"My prayers are with Devon & his family for his safe return."
- T. Jones
"Lord, I don't know Devon personally, but I do see how his disappearance has affected this community...I see the hurt and the worry on the faces of faculty, staff, students, and the Beaver Falls community. So Lord, I just ask you protect Devon, wherever he may be, and give comfort to his friends and family. Give him strength and let him know that everyone is praying for his safe return and for protection from harm. And whatever happens, let us remember that it is Your will."
- Kaetlyn Blair
"We have loved you since the day your born. We will love you for an eternity. I miss you...we miss you. We need you. 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.' (Deuteronomy 31:6)"
"'Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.' It is with hope and expectation that I pray for Devon's safe return. God is able!"
- Angela Scott
"God, please guide Devon wherever he might be. Please bring him back to his family and friends. Keep him safe, help his family through this time and help them get through this tough part safely. Let him know that even people that don't even know him are praying for him and wanting him to be safe and come home. Whatever happens, please watch over him, his friends at Geneva, and his family."
- Andrea Gajewski
"We pray that you come home safely and soon, Devon. May God look after you and protect you."
- Linda A. Kordsmeier
"Devon is a son of both of my high schools friends. I remember when his mother gave birth to him. I just want to send my prays and love out to the family and class mates. I know God will send him home. Love Pam."
- Pamela A. Gray, class of '88 Dobbins Mustangs
"God is able, and my prayer is that he keeps Devon in his arms of protection. Peace of mind to Gail and the family, for our God is faithful."
- Kenneth Anderson
"My St. Jude AME church family is praying for Devon's safe return. I pray that he is safe and will be returned to his family. Remember we must turn it over to God. Please dear God comfort his family during these difficult time."
- Yvonne Harrison
"I will continue to pray for Devon to return safe to his family and friends who love him so much. To his family... continue to pray and the lord will give you strength. I so wish there was more we could do to help. You're in my thoughts and prayers daily!!"
"I pray for his safe return. I will continue to pray for his family and his safe return."
"We pray for Devon and the family. We are praying that Devon is just working through issues. He is a child of God and thus he is covered by prayer and God's hedge of protection, wherever he is. Remember you may not be able to change these circumstances, but God can. Our family is here for you and yours. Thank you to the Geneva family for the love prayers and support that has been shown."
- Robert and Starr Dixon
"My son is a Geneva graduate, and my thoughts and prayers are for everyone in this situation. Devon if you are able to read these messages, know that God loves you and there are many people praying for you. No matter what your situation is God is able to help you overcome it and there are many fine people at Geneva who want to help you. I am praying that I soon hear of your safe return. God bless you, your family, and your 'Geneva Family.'"
- Laura Murphy
"I am deeply saddened by this news. I will send my prayers and thoughts for Devon's safe return, and many continuous thoughts and prayers to comfort his family and friends."
"Our hearts and prayers for your safe return. Just know that help is on the way. Stay strong Devon."
- DJ Truuf
"We love the Lord and love Geneva College. Our daughter is a freshman and this news of Devon's disappearance is so hard to grasp. We dont know him but even so feel so heart sick and helpless as to how we can help. Praying for Devon's safety and that this horrible mystery will be resolved with a happy ending for him and his family."
- Susan Hall
"I pray that no matter what happens to Devon, his family would have peace. I also pray that Geneva's Community continues to grow in faith and pray together. Don't let this fire burning in all of us right now fade away."
- Travis Smith
"Our prayers are with Devon and his family. Stay faithful. Proverbs 3:5-6"
- The Baudendistels
"We have been made aware of Devon's missing from our friend Mary Jane. We will continue to pray that Devon returns home safely, SOON. 'Dear Lord in Heaven, please watch over Devon, keep him safe & help return him home to his loved ones who need & love him so much. In Christ Jesus, we pray Amen.'"
- Karen & Roger Stepien, Olathe, KS
"Father please keep him close, watch over him, and bring him back to his family safe from harm. We know through you all things are possible. Devon, we are praying for you and your family."
- D. Crump
"Devon, If you're listening, please know you are not alone - as much as it might feel like you are. God is always with you. Open your heart to Him. He's there to comfort you. There's nothing you cannot face or handle with Him at your side. Everyone is concerned about you - please let us help you. Just let someone know you're okay. Please."
- G. Carpenter
"Our son is a senior at Geneva. We are praying for Devon's safe return and for the Lord to comfort his family during this dark time."
- Barbara and Kevin Carroll
"We are parents of a Geneva sophomore and do not know Devon but will continue to pray for his protection and safe return, and comfort and peace for his family."
- Jim and Kris Fronius
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though it's waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Our family has been praying for Devon to return safely from wherever he may be. We also pray for comfort and strength for his family during this time. Cling to the Lord and He will give you His peace."
- The Marshall Family
"LaSallian friend and brother. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. You are not alone."
- Dee Scott
"He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Psalm 92:15
- Jessi Young Brown '03
"Father, we pray that you be with Devon wherever he may be right now. We ask that his family would cling to you and hold to you through these rough times and that you would comfort them in the love that is pouring out from our campus and extended community Father. These are troubling times, but we know that whatever may come of this is your divine plan. I pray that we trust in you and cling to you as a community and to not let speculation or lies keep us from continually crying out to you for the safe return of Devon."
- Shaka Sydnor '10
"I retired from Geneva College just before Devon began classes as a freshman, so I have never met him. I have been praying for Devon and his family since the news about his being missing broke. I pray that he is safe and will be found soon. I ask God's comfort on his family and also on the Geneva College family. I think that sometimes students can get lost in the crowd and are not known by many on campus. If Devon is reading this, please know that this is not intentional and that you are a vital link of what makes Geneva College special. 'He guides me in right paths for His name's sake, and even though I walk in the dark valley, He is at my side with His rod and staff that give me courage.' Psalm 23.
- Bob Triance
"I pray that the Lord places a hedge of protection around this young man. Knowing that this young man is blessed and is needed by family, friends and classmates. I don't know him personally but he is still my brother in the Lord so I will join in with prayers and hope."
- Carl Jay
"Lord, hold Devon in the hollow of your hand."
- Kathleen Egan
"Devon we don't know each other but we are connected in more ways than one. I first learned of your disappearance from your cousin Eric via FB. I am praying for you and your family and awaiting your safe reunion with family and friends. You are truly missed. Please come back home to put everyone's mind at ease. You have truly touched a lot of people all over the world with your character and innocence. Whatever you are going through within, you definitely do not have to go through it alone. Please know you have people who love you with everything they have to love. Let God guide you back into the arms of your loved ones. Remember your friends and family are not giving up on you so don't you give up! Don't give up Devon!"
- Markeeda Brown-Adams
"Dear Lord. Watch over him tonight, God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.
- Jesse Hribar
"May the right hand of the Lord do valiantly, for HIS arm is NOT TOO SHORT! May the peace and comforting presence of the Lord sustain the family."
- Mary Beth Pecora
"I don't know Devon personally, as it has been twenty one years since I graduated from Geneva. But I am praying for Devon as one alumni to a future alumni. I will put Devon on my home church prayer list this week. God watch over Devon and bring him home safely to his family and friends. Restore peace to the entire Geneva family and community."
- K. Slater
"Devon please know how important and loved you are too so many of us at LaSalle..You are loved..."
- Jeanne Brabson
"'When I said, 'My foot is slipping,' your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.'
"Heavenly Father please hear our prayers of so many to protect this young man and return him safely to his home. I hold Devon and his family close to my heart and will pray for strength, faith and comfort that only you can provide for them at a time like this."
- Linda Colhouer
"My prayer is that Devon is found so that his family has some closure."
- D. Coudriet
"We are praying for you Devon and your family that you will be ok and safe may God bless you. From Malvern, Ohio"
"Lord, please be with Devon and his family. As a parent I can only imagine how scary and devastating it would be to not know where you child is. Please bring Devon home and comfort his family."
"Praying for him."
- Mike Funovits
"Devon was always a pleasure to be around. And it pains me to hear this news but I will continue to pray to God for his return and that his family be comforted in this time. Please help Devon and bring him back safely!"
- Ryan Ansel
"Praying for Devon's return. God bless him. Keep him safe."
- Towanda Miales
"We were reminded this past Sunday that God is present wherever we are. My prayer is that he and his family will experience the presence of God. I am upholding him, his family, and the college is my prayers. May God bring something good out of this as only He can."
- Joan Giles
"Thank you so much to all of you for your prayers for Devon and his Family. We at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church are truly touched by your out pouring concern. We believe in the power of Prayer and God's promises. We Thank you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."
- Tracey Kirby-Martin
"Gracious Father we ask for your loving hand on Devon and his family. Be with them and let them know your peace which passes all understanding."
- Carrie Nemec (freshman parent)
"Father God, I pray for all of those involved in finding Devon. I pray for answers to questions. I pray for Devon's family, and for them to feel Your presence at this time. I pray for Devon's safe and quick return."
- Amy Tomes Lanz '99
- Tyler Schoenberger
"My prayers and thoughts go out to Devon and his family. I pray for his safe return. GOD is watching over him."
- Y Williams
- Kayla Hawk
"For Devon's family:
- Roman Kozak
"Father we pray that you are watching over Devon and keeping him safe from harm. Please be with his family and friends bringing them comfort and love in this time of need. Please bring Devon back to them and let us all rejoice and praise Your Name!"
- Greg, Julie & Sarah Metzger
"Precious Father, We plead the blood of Jesus over Devon right now, right where he is. Your eye sees and Your heart is moved. We know that 'NOTHING can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.' We speak that over Devon, his family and all the Geneva 'family'. Devon, there is no problem, no struggle, no disease, no person, no name that is higher than the name of Jesus! You are loved and we will continue to pour your name out before the throne room of Grace. In Jesus Christ Alone"
- The Jones Family, 1990 alumni
"To the family, God is a keeper in all things and sometimes when we are in the mist of it all, we can't seem to see our way through. 'BUT GOD'! I will continue to pray and pray and pray, because we know that prayer changes thing. Loving on you and your family at this critical time."
- Evangelist Ar'tice Coleman
"Devon, as a former Pearce Hall brother, and an alumni, I am praying for your safe return. And wherever you are may God bless you and keep you. I am sending out prayers to Devon's family. All of us in Delaware County are praying for you!"
- Bryan Wilfong 05'
- Janine Speakman, Mother of Alex L. (Class of 12)
"Father I pray that you will put a hedge of protection around Devon wherever he is. Please Lord, let him know you are with him now and always. I pray for his family that you will give them peace and comfort at this time. I also, pray for his fellow classmates and friends that you will comfort them."
- Lori Sullivan (freshman parent)
"I believe at this point hope is everything. Something in the back of my mind keeps saying Devon will return, and everytime it says that I say it."
- Tirzah, Devons cousin
"As a parent of an adult and two teenagers, my heart is broken for Devon and his family. I pray daily for his safe return and may he always stay in God's loving arms."
- Marjie Murphy
"Lord, we lift Devon up to you, asking you to shield him, surround him with your love and protection. Encourage his family with a special outpouring of love from those who are praying and care. Help Devon to know that NOTHING can separate him from the Love of God."
- Gini Canonge Roskam 75'
"Lord, we pray for Devon and his safe return to campus! Protect him wherever he may be. Be with his family as they wait this out. Be with the Geneva community/campus/college as they help do what they can to see him return safely."
- Miriam Miller (freshman parent)
"Father, You are the Great and Good one who cares for His people. Care now for your son Devon and his family. Reveal with clarity your love amidst the frustrating mystery of this situation. We call on you to be Devon's rescue... and we trust you to redeem this situation for your ultimate glory."
- Ian S
"I'm not even on campus anymore, but my heart feels the severity of this situation. Geneva certainly is a community of care, and I hope Devon and his family & friends sense that in this time of need…
Lord, we pray for your will to be done in this situation and that you would be glorified. We know you love Devon and all those most precious to him. Cover these people with your presence. Give investigators your wisdom & guidance and bring the truth to light. We ask for your grace on Devon and that you would guide him to safety, warmth, clarity, and purpose. No matter where he is right now, may he know he is loved and know you more! Also be with the student body, professors, and administration as they try to make sense of this situation and lean on each other for support in a challenging time. May Geneva become even more resilient through this trial. In your name alone, Amen."
- Tes (Searles '08) Freed
"Lord, we all know how tough it can be living in this world, and in a place far away from the comforts of home, especially for us loners. Wherever Devon is, I pray that You cover him with Your love and help him realize You are bigger than any of his problems, and that he can come back to Geneva and his own family and find comfort and fellowship and support, even if he has been led astray to believe the lie that no one cares about him or wants to help him."
- Andy Kerstetter '10
"Oh Lord heavenly father, I simply ask for You is to please continue to watch over Devon and bring him a sense comfort and love whenever he needs it the most which is at this moment. Also please continue to remind him that he will always be loved by You, Jesus, his family, the Geneva College Staff, his classmates, and his friends. Remind him that he is not alone in this world and that everyone is going through similar issues and/or personal conflicts. Lord, I pray from the bottom of my heart that Devon is safe, loved, guided, and appreciated by You always."
- Elaina Vaughan
"My heart is filled with the outpouring of love on behalf of Devon. Devon is an active member of my church. I have watched him grow. To know that he has this much support at school and the power of the Holy Spirit within him is my solace at this very difficult time. God bless DEVON, Gail, Kendall, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the entire Geneva Community. You are, Lord God, a very present help in a time of sorrow!"
- Stephanie Anderson
"My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Geneva College Family at this most difficult time."
- M G Miller
"My son is a freshman at Geneva and he is praying for Devon. I too am praying for him and his family. I do know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much. I will be asking my church family to pray for his safe return."
- Alberta Dillihay
"Heavenly Father, I pray you reach down and embrace Devon in your loving arms so that he is not alone, comfort and guide him every step of the way until he is safely home in the loving care of his family and friends. Open the eyes of the state and local officials so they may find clues to aid them in Devon's safe return home. May your sweet mercies fall down like rain on Devon and his family to comfort and guide them in this time of need. We all come together as one and are crying out to You Lord--Help Devon find his way home."
- Vicki Nodianos
"I entered Geneva as a freshman engineering student in 1980 from Delaware County. Geneva was a nurturing place. My self and a fellow Geneva engineering grad are praying for Devon and his family."
- Mark Green '84
"I, as many others, don't know Devon personally but his disappearance has impacted my life tremendously. My nephew Adam has been close friends with him since grade school. I pray that whatever the outcome is, we all learn a valuable lesson from this and that is to take the time to let our loved ones know constantly how much we care about them and how much they mean to us because we never know what tomorrow brings. That is why they call today the present because it is a gift from God. Appreciate who and what you have because tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone. Lord I pray for Devon's safe return and that wherever he may be you provide him comfort and peace and watch over him. In Jesus name, Amen."
- Wanda Raudenbush
"I had the pleasure of doing community service with Devon a few years ago. Watching Devon interact with the patients we were working with at the center we were doing service was priceless. Devon had a grin from ear to ear when he was conversing with these patients. My endless prayers go out to Devon, his family, and all those who have the fortune of knowing him. I pray to God that we will soon be able to rejoice and be with Devon."
- Andrew Ansel
"Lord I pray to you to surround Devon wherever he is with your mighty Angels of protection, keep him safe from harm and return him to his family safely. I lift the family up in prayer that they have strength, courage and faith to know that God is in control."
- Nannette Johnson
"I've known Devon since June of 2010 and I can truly say that he has come to be one of my closest friends. Though he is soft spoken and shy, behind those characteristics are a loving, caring, and joyful Devon that only few people get to see. I pray that God will give me, his family, and most importantly Devon the strength that we all need to get through this tough time. I am trusting and believing in GOD's wonderful name and his power and his mercy that Devon will return safe and sound. KEEP PRAYING!"
- Kevin Pressley
"Praying for Devon, his family and the entire Geneva Community. May God give you all the strength and peace you need in this difficult time."
- Janet Smith '72
"Lord, In the presence of so much unknown may we cling to the one thing that never fails, that never changes . . . your love for us. Please watch over Devon where ever he may be. Keep him safe and may he feel your unfailing love for him."
- Katherine Michalak
"Heavenly Father, we come to you in prayer for Devon Minor. Father please protect him and ensure that he is returned safely to his family and loved ones. We ask this is Jesus' name. Amen."
- Carmen Butler
"Lord, I do not know Devon but I pray that you would keep him from harm and wrap your arms of protection around him. There are so many people here praying for him. Give his family comfort and bring him home safely."
- Bethany Lemmon
"I am praying for the safe return of Devon. Devon graduated with my son from LaSalle College High School and is forever a member of the LaSalle family. I am certain the entire LaSalle community is praying for Devon and his family."
- Susan McHugh
"Mine and my family's thoughts and prayers are with Devon and the whole Geneva Family."
- Stephen Searle '04
"May peace and comfort that only our Lord can provide surround his family."
- Carrie Havranek
"Heavenly Father, we lift up in prayer your child, Devon, trusting in your goodness. We ask for your care and protection over this young man and his family. Please bring Devon home to them safely and soon. May Your peace be upon them all."
- The George Altmann Family
"Devon is a close family friend and my prayers are out for his safe return. Lord, may you please guide him back to his family and loved ones."
- Doreen Pierre-Louis
"LORD please bring Devon home to us safely."
- Susan Parker
"Lord, we pray that Your presence would be known in this situation in a mighty and powerful way. Watch over Devon and his family, and let him return safely."
- Anne M
"Hope he finds his way home soon. Such a quiet kid doesn't deserve to be in this situation. Hope to hear some good news soon. Your in my prayers."
"I have requested prayers for Devon on my fb page and there is an outpouring of support coming from all over the country. Praying for Devon's safe return and strength for his family during this excruciating time."
- Susan Schenk
"Dear Lord, we ask for Your Grace to bring Devon home safe & sound. You are sovereign over all things, and nothing is too hard for you. Our son attends Geneva, and we consider Devon one of our own. Our CT church is also praying for his safe return home. We also ask you Lord to extend every comfort to Devon's family. And we give you praise & thanks in all things."
- Martha & Mitch SJ, Ashford, CT
"Our family and church family lifts Devon and his family up in prayer. Praying for strength and Devon's safe return."
- Phyllis Lemmon
"Please, God. Bring him home safely."
"I pray Lord that you guide Devon back to where he is supposed to be. I pray your presence fulfills him and he will return home soon. Nothing is impossible through you."
- Emily Violet
"Lord, may You protect Devon wherever he may be. Guide him in the right path if he is lost. Shield his body with Your embrace. Give hope, faith, and strength to the friends and loved ones of Devon. Lord, this is in Your hands. I pray that he returns safely. Bring him home, Father."
- Anonymous Love
"Father, thank you that you know and feel what Devon and his family are going through right now. You know and understand better than I can ever imagine. Please give Your comfort and peace and return him safely. Thank you that we can trust that all of this is in Your hands."
- Kate Grissett
"Lord, we are praying for Devon. All of us at Pearce, on campus, your family, and the community. Please protect him from harm and be with him through this time."
"Dear Lord, I ask you in the name of Jesus for your will to be done. I hope and pray that Devon is well and is found soon. I also pray that whatever happens, you Lord are glorified. My prayers are with the family."
- Jackie Greenawalt
"Dear Lord, please keep Devon safe & let him know that You are there with him wherever he may be. Comfort his family & wrap Your loving arms around them & give them peace."
- Nancy Santilli
"Our Father in Heaven,
- Scott Stewart
"Lord, we ask that you may ease Devon's heart, mind, and soul. Father, wherever he is, he is with you. May you bless him with a safe return, and that he may see we are a family that loves him. Help us to love him as you have loved us Lord. Please be with him, ease the fears and concerns of his friends, family, and others who have become concerned. Please bless the officials looking for our brother. May they stand strong in the Lord. Your will be done and not our own Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen."
"God, we ask that you be with Devon wherever he may be. You are the only one who knows his whereabouts and about this safety. God we ask as Devon's sisters and brothers in Christ that you watch over and protect him. We also ask God, that you watch over his family. God please give them peace and comfort in this seemingly difficult time. We pray all of this in your sons precious name. Amen."
"Father God, I know that You are watching over Your son, Devon. It is my prayer that this child is returned to his earthly family safely. I pray for the strength and comfort of Devon's family. Your will be done, Amen!"
"Praying that God will wrap His loving arms around Devon, his family and the Geneva Community during this time. Father, keep Devon safe and reunite him with those who care and love him. Give his family and the Geneva community strength and wisdom and be with them in a very special way."
"God, please bring Devon back to us safely. I don't know him personally, but I know that he is a part of our family here at Geneva College. I ask that you please bring him back safely to his family and keep him safe."
"Devon, the saints in Los Angeles have been praying for your safety and well-being since we were made aware of this yesterday.
- Los Angeles, CA, Reformed Presbyterian Church
"Devon, We at La Salle are praying for your safe return to campus and to your family and friends."
- C Haggerty
"I don't know Devon but however I have a son at Geneva. I pray that God would shield and protect him from any hurt, harm or danger. God comfort his family, give them the strength that they need a this difficult time."
"Lord, I ask you to bring Devon home soon. Please keep him safe and please comfort his family and give them Your peace."
- Amanda Craciun
"Lord our hearts are heavy at this time, not knowing what is going on or where Devon is. We do know that you know all things and our prayer is that you bring light to the situation and return Devon back to his family and campus community safely."
- Cynthia Cook
"Lord, we pray for Devon and ask for his safe return to the Geneva Community. We pray for Your hand of protection upon him and Your grace and peace for his family. I pray too for all in the Geneva Community and for Your comfort. May You be glorified in a mighty way that demonstrates Your faithfulness and truth to all."
- Matt Polka
"I pray for a safe return. To the family of Devon... think positive and pray. My heart is touched by this story for I have a son who will go away to school this year. I wish a safe return soon."
- Angelique Sutton
"I join the Geneva community in prayer for Devon and his loved ones. May he bring them all comfort and return Devon home safely."
- Natalie Bath
"My daughter is a junior there & my family's prayers are sent for his safe return."
- Joann Haney
"Pray that God keeps him from harm and keeps him safe and that God would comfort his family through this difficult time. Hebrews 11:1."
- Chuck Walters
"Father God I reach out to you. I ask in your name to keep Devon's family strong. Lord I ask that you will find Devon safe and unharmed. God we cast all our cares on you cause we know your able. Bring him home Lord...AMEN"
- Donna Robinson
"Wherever he is, whatever he is doing, and however he is feeling, we pray that the Lord will be with him and comfort him and his family."
- Kyle Beckhusen
"Lord, I cannot say I know Devon, but as a brother, I ask that you bring him home."
- Josiah Thompson
"God, bring Devon back home safely to his family. Let him know how much everyone loves him and misses him right now and let him realize he has people here to support him whatever he's going through."
- Alex Dunaway
“Lord we pray that you bring Devon back to us safe. We trust you and know that you love Devon more than we could imagine. Please comfort his family during this hard time. Lord, let us who live in Pearce Hall truly come together as a brotherhood and trust you for Devon's safety.”
- Micah Yarger
“I don't know Devon personally but I have seen him around campus and my heart reaches out to his family and friends. To be honest, I'm scared…I'd be lying if I said I wasn't, but what I am scared for is not my safety but for Devon’s safety. I pray that wherever he may be he is safe and know that there are people who care and hope for his return. Only God knows where exactly Devon is, and I pray that He is watching over him.”
- Ji Yun Bae
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