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on 08/30/2006 at 07:49

Dear Hannah and Gabriel,
May your Heavenly Father hold your hearts and your hands in the moments, hours, days, and years to come, for He promised that He will never leave you comfortless. Your Daddy and your Husband is a true American Hero and a Hero for the Cause of Christ. We trust that God will use the life, the testimony, and the sacrifice of Gabe to win many of his fellow soldiers to Christ, so that you can see that God has HIS eternal purpose for your present sorrow. Hannah, your life is a reflection of Christ; and He will be the constant and abiding source of your strength. Hannah and little Gabriel, you will remain in our hearts and in our prayers.
 
on 08/30/2006 at 07:45

Our many prayers continue with all the family. Jesus is your Rock in our weary land. I (Aunt M.) think of your loss, Hannah, as a personal "promotion" to experience God in a way most of us will never have to. You will learn what it is to trust God for the intimacy, provision, and protection you had in your husband. Even though you have such loving, Christ-honoring support from both sides of the family, you will gain a precious Companion who will always be there for you at a moments' call. "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3).

Out of Streams in the Desert: "And He took him aside from the multitude" (Mk. 7:33). "Taken aside by Jesus, To feel the touch of His hand; To rest for a while in the shadow Of the Rock in a weary land." cowman
 
on 08/30/2006 at 07:12

RIP brother...thanks for your ultimate sacrfice.
     
on 08/30/2006 at 04:21

To the Family of Gabriel DeRoo,

I did not have the honor of knowing Gabriel or his family, but I am a military wife with a husband now serving in Iraq. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss, and would like to thank you for raising a son with honor, pride, courage. I am sure you are very proud of the man, son, husband and father he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may god give you strength and courage to get thru this terrible loss. Your son is, was and always will be a hero to this country.
 
on 08/30/2006 at 00:08

Dear Hannah, Our hearts went out to you in sorrow when the Rogers told us of Gabriel’s death. Until we’ve been there, none of us can begin to comprehend how difficult it must be to come to the “until death do we part” time in our married life—especially when it seems so very premature. When our youngest daughter lost her husband in an auto accident all we could think of was God’s promise: “My grace is sufficient for thee…” And truly it was God’s grace that brought her and her little ones (one and four years old) through it all. Her daily dependance on the Lord (actually, clinging and crying out) brought her into a far closer walk with Him than she had ever imagined was possible. And now her son is 20 and her daughter 17 and they, like their mother, are also walking very closely with their Savior. God has truly watched over them and blessed them. We wonder how unbelievers can possibly survive such a loss without the Lord.
We are comforted to know of your strong faith, and believe that in His time God will use you to bring hope and encouragement to others. Now we pray that the God of all comfort will sustain you and strengthen you daily. And may He fill you with His peace that passes all understanding and an extra measure of His marvelous grace. With prayers and heartfelt sympathy for you and little Gabe, and for all the Roths and DeRoos, Bruce and Ellen Craswell
 
on 08/29/2006 at 23:54

Dear Hannah, little Gabriel and the Suko and DeRoo Families, and the Discovery Baptist Church family,
Our heart felt sympathy and condolence are extended to each of you on the lose of Gabe. His memory will extend into eternity. Gabe was highly honored at the Memorial that was conducted here. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. The ones that gave tribute to Gabe were impacted by the life that Gabe lived. He lift a legacy behind him. Our prayers are with you all.
In His Service,
Chaplain Joe Riley, for myself, Linda, Jonathan, Mary, David and Deborah
 
on 08/29/2006 at 23:45

To the DeRoo and Suko families,
I was extremely shocked when I heard the news about Gabe, I will be praying for all of you daily as you go through this immensly difficult time in your lives. Gabe touched many people and will always be remembered. I knew Gabe mainly from the church softball team, and I will never forget how he always gave me (and others) a highfive or a word of encouragement, even if we made a bad play, or struck out at bat (which was my specialty). Gabe was a very special person and brave soldier. I share with you my deepest sympathy, love, support, and prayers.
Love in Christ Always,
Lindsey Meneghel
   
on 08/29/2006 at 20:12

Hannah, Pastor Mark, Nancy, and the rest of the family,
We want you to know that we have been praying for you since the day we heard the news. We have been praying that the Lord would use his death in the way Gabe wanted - as an opportunity to lead his unit mates to the Lord.
I am honored to have known Gabe, and recall him as a guy who loved the Lord, loved his wife, and loved his extended family as well. I have not had the words (still don't) to express our grief over your (and our) loss.
The day we received the news of Gabe's promotion to the presence of our Lord, I had selected the hymn "This is my Father's World" to sing in chapel. As we sang, the words of the third verse were especially comforting to me, and I hope to you as well:
This is my Father's world, O let me ne'er forget
That though the wrong seems oft' so strong,
God is the ruler yet!"

It is wrong for a young man like Gabe to be killed in the prime of life. It is wrong for a fine young woman to be left a widow so suddenly.
It is wrong for a young child to grow up, never knowing his father.
But our loving Heavenly Father is the ruler, and it is into His Sovereign, loving, faithful hands that we commit you and little Gabe.

May the "Father of mercies and the God of all comfort" be your comfort and strength at this time.

Nathan and Rachel Waldock
 
on 08/29/2006 at 20:10

I never met you but heard the news from friends Chris and Ruth Rogers. Your testimony of faith in Christ precedes you. In this there is true and lasting honor.

May your life, like the seed that Jesus spoke of, that "falls in the ground and dies," bring forth much eternal fruit. May God bless your whole family with grace in the days ahead to see the fruit that will result from your life and sacrifice.

The victorious Allied soldiers at the World War II battlefield Kohima raised a memorial for their faithful comrades that could stand for you, too: "When you go home, tell them of us and say/For their tomorrow, we gave our today."

So from friend and stranger alike: thanks, Gabe...from a grateful country.
 
on 08/29/2006 at 19:53

Prayers of many - hundreds atleast - have been prayed for you the past week and continue this week, Hannah and family. I graduated with Gabe and have talked with many of our classmates, sharing grief, sharing memories, and sharing updates since we heard last Monday. Many of us are planning to attend the memorial in September. Gabe will be missed on so many levels. Every person I talk to in this area that knew Gabe is mourning his loss, and is praying fervently for your family. I work at Grace Christian as a teacher and God has really used this already in the lives of those who knew Gabe to be a testimony. Even the newspaper and news broadcasts focused on Gabe's Godly faith. God be praised for using Gabe's life for His glory. God bless your family during this time of grief.
Meghan
 
on 08/29/2006 at 18:02

Jayne and I are praying for all of you as your loss strikes very close to our hearts. Our son Matt was deployed to Iraq on 8/24/06 for his first deployment. Mark, I remember you telling me that Gabe was being redeployed; It is hard for me to believe that he has been deployed to Glory! I can only imagine the depth of emotions you are all feeling. Thank you for keeping us informed and for the beautiful web page on Gabe. We are very thankful for Gabe's service to all of us and for Hannah's desire for Christ to be magnified in her husband's death. God bless and comfort you all.
     
on 08/29/2006 at 14:31

I never met Gabriel and barely know you, Hannah, but my heart aches for you and your family in this time of loss. May the Lord continue to shower you with His grace, comfort, and peace in the midst of grief.
In His love,
Kristi Abram
   
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