Kentucky Missionary Dies After Returning From Russia

A Kentucky man dies from injuries suffered in a crash in Russia back in May
The pastor of First Baptist Church in Junction City says Lawrence Kendrick pasted away at the UK Hospital just after 6:00 pm Wednesday night.
Kendrick suffered a serious head injury after a crash in Russia in late May. He spent three weeks in a Moscow hospital before his family was finally able to bring him home last week.
Funeral arrangements have not been set yet.


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  • by John Location: Myrtle Beach S.C. on Jul 6, 2008 at 07:56 PM
    Mr Annonymous, What a cold hearted thing to say, about a man that truly loves the Lord. I love this family and my heart breaks for them. I will pray for you that the Lord would get your attention, and show you that He is real, and He is Almighty God, and prayers do really work.
  • by Amy on Jul 6, 2008 at 06:42 PM
    I can not believe that people so heartless and vile would actually come to this board and say the things they are saying. Shame on you! If the world had more men like this pastor, it would be a greater place. It sickens me to read some of these comments! May the lord comfort his family during this difficult time.
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:16 PM
    The obvious thing here is that if you believe in God, then you must also believe that God let him die. He was over there peddling American Christianity which consists of lies (God loves everybody, divorce and remarriage is okay, blah blah blah). God struck him down for spreading these lies to the Russians. God is not blessing America, He is cursing America!
  • by Pete Location: Danville on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:38 PM
    On behalf of my mother and brothers I want to thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers. Dad passed away surrounded by family and friends. He was a wonderful father and friend.
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:34 PM
    Poor Anonymous. When he dies I hope people aren't around to scorn his death. I'll be happy to come by and give him a bear hug. Sound like this lonely guy needs it. May the Kendrick family know of the sympathy we have for them and may God bless them.
  • by Melissa Location: Lexington on Jul 3, 2008 at 03:08 PM
    Mr. Kendrick is a saint who has been called home and we can all be grateful for his life, the mission he chose and the legacy he left behind in his family. He is, at this moment, alive and well and no longer injured, in the presence of the Lord. To "annonymous", one has to wonder why someone who is obviously anti-God comes to a message board that is filled with believers. I think the Lord is dealing with you and working in your heart and though you will never admit it, you are hoping to find the answers you seek by coming here. As to your comments, Mr. Kendrick died while fulfilling his life's passion and demonstrating his love for the Lord, in a way that was open for all the world to see. On the other hand, you are here with your mean-spirited and compassionless rants about the futility of Christianity. Who's more credible....Mr. Kendrick who died doing what he believed in, or you, who hasn't even the courage to sign your own name to your so-called beliefs? I hope you wake up.
  • by Sarah Location: Danville on Jul 3, 2008 at 01:57 PM
    My greatest gratitude goes out to Lawrence. he honestly lived for the Lord. I did not know him personally but knew his love for God through his sons. Mark taught me in middle school and i couldnt ask for a more Godly teacher which is what i needed as a 6th grader. The whole family was very involved in our FCA and i pray continue to be. They are doing the Lords will in Boyle County that is greatly needed. Thank you all and my prayers are with you.
  • by Mike Location: Danville on Jul 3, 2008 at 01:34 PM
    Oh the rewards that await this man in heaven. He died as a result of doing "THE" father's work. Oh, for some of us to be so lucky to go home to see "THE" Lord in the same way.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Windsor on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:06 AM
    I was appalled and discouraged by Anonymous' comments. Missionairies do the work of God for FREE. They do the work that most of us refuse to. Witnessing to those in other countries or even next door is a great responsibility for christians and something that no one should throw sarcasm at. I've had situations in my life that I know without prayer, I wouldn't be alive. So to say that prayer does nothing, is absurd and insane. I'll pray for you anonymous and that you'll change your way of thinking and your heart. So many people in the world today are just like anonymous and need our prayers.
  • by Christy Location: Junction City on Jul 3, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    I never knew Lawrence personally, but I have never heard anything bad about him. I have only heard wonderful things. He was a hard worker and a good man. For Anonymous you apparently don't have a heart or any sense. Apparently you are filled with a lot of hate for one reason or another and the only way you are finding to express it is by downgrading someone you probably don't even know. Find another way to express your anger and keep your negative comments to yourself. Let this family grieve for their loved one. To the family, our prayers are with you, don't think this person's comments will ever change what people think about Lawrence. Missionary workers are special. If we had more of them the world would be a much better place. So many out there need God's word and a lot of communities don't have the means to build a church or come together. Your father's good graces helped to make those dreams a reality for a lot people. Keep up the good work in his honor. May God bless you.
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