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Thousands pray for girl who died after tree fell on van during mission trip

While stopping for gas, the church said a tree fell onto their van
Posted at 10:51 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 22:51:18-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - — Love, support and prayers 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 said a tree fell onto their van. The trip leader's 15-year-old granddaughter, Callie Jordan, got hit in the head. She later died. Another teenager's arm broke.

Jordan is from Tennessee but since the church group is Florida-based, the network of religous 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.

"The fact that a terrible thing has happened is sad and we don't understand it," said Pastor Roger Jutto. "We do trust that God loves us on our best days and on our worst days."

Now, Jordan's family is trying to raise money to bring their girl home. If you'd like to help, click <a href=""> here.