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Suwannee Baptist Association suffers tragic loss on mission trip to Mexico

Thousands of prayers for Callie Jordan
Posted at 4:53 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 06:17:09-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Love, support and prayers are pouring all over social media right now for a teenage girl who died this weekend.

The Suwannee Baptist Association flew all the way to southern Mexico this week to spread the word of God on a mission trip.

But while stopping for gas, the church says a tree slammed into their van.

The trip leader's 15-year-old granddaughter, Callie Jordan, got hit in the head. She later died and another teenager's arm broke.

Jordan is from Tennessee but since the church group is Florida based, the network of religious groups came together with thousands of people praying.

It's something First Baptist Church Pastor Roger Jutto says is making all the difference in the world at such a tough time.

"They do feel the love of God. In the midst of this tragedy, in the midst of this heartbreak and the lack of understanding, they feel that there's hope. That there's victory, that Callie was just a remarkable young girl who just loved Jesus who just spoke his name and spoke of Christ with the world," Pastor Jutto.

Now, Jordan's family is trying to bring their girl home. They're on their way to Mexico right now but they need help with covering the costs to bring her back.

If you would like to help the family in anyway, click here.