Christian community rallies behind Amanda Blackburn’s family

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 13, 2015) - It’s a story that has shaken Indianapolis; Amanda Blackburn’s murder, senseless and random. Many have expressed sadness on social media, wanting to help Amanda’s grieving family.

A young family brought together they say by God and torn apart by a senseless murder.

“I’ve been married 44 years and been in the pastorship for 34 years and I can’t imagine what it would be like trying to function without my wife,” said Pastor Anthony Pippens of Greater New Hope Church.

Pippens was heartbroken to see the ultimate support system, for Pastor Davey Blackburn, taken away, in such a horrible act of violence.

“I’m sure if you would speak to him he would tell you that was his best friend and at times, his only ally. So I know it’s going to be difficult for him, but I know the grace of God will get him through it,” he said.

Pippens though says the Blackburn’s Christian family, is mourning with them.

“We’ll use this as motivation, we’ll pray for his family, and pray for everyone that’s a part of that bereavement family at this particular time,” he said.

The prayers are pouring in on social media. On the Resonate Church Facebook page, messages of support came in from everywhere including California, New York, Australia, and Africa.

Messages of support for a 28-year-old soon to be mother of two, with a heart as big as the city she lived in. Last summer, with the help of church members, Amanda Blackburn started the #ForIndy campaign, to help spur random acts of kindness throughout the city.

If you would like to help support the Blackburn family, they are asking that donations be made here.

A prayer service has been scheduled for Sunday at Traders Point Christian Church beginning at 5 p.m. It is open to the public.