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They Lost a Child, Grandchild and Great-Grandchildren during the Texas Church Massacre; Here's Their Powerful Response

Billy Hallowell : Nov 6, 2017 :

Answering a question about God allowing such a tragedy to happen, Holcombe responded, "God doesn't want us to understand Him; He wants us to trust Him ... We don't understand how God works, but we trust everything He does."

[] Joe and Claryce Holcombe lost nine family members during Sunday's horrific mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, but, despite the unimaginable carnage, the couple is remaining firm and resolute in their Christian faith. (Photo: Community members come together for a candlelight vigil for the victims of a deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017/credit: Laura Skelding/AP/via Business Insider)

The extent of the impact that the event had on the Holcombe family is both staggering and unfathomable, as the elderly couple lost their son, Bryan Holcombe, and his wife, Karla, in addition to their grandson, Marc Daniel Holcombe, as well as his baby daughter—and their great-granddaughter—Noah.

They also lost Crystal Holcombe, the wife of their grandson, John Holcombe, three of their great-grandchildren—Emily, Megan and Greg—and the unborn baby Crystal was carrying, who was reportedly due to be born in April; John Holcombe and two additional children survived.

But despite that immensely painful situation, Joe Holcombe, 86, told Faithwire that he and his wife "are very close to God" and have not wavered in their faith as a result of Sunday's traumatic events. (Photo: A group gathered in prayer outside the Community Center, after Sunday's mass shooting/credit: San Antonio Express-News, Zuma Press/TNS/via Denver Post)

"We're strong," he said before speaking of a future time when he believes he and his wife will see their family members again in Heaven. "We'll be with Bryan and his wife and the whole family one of these days—and we look forward to that"...

Read more about the Holcombes' response, and their amazing forgiveness extended to the shooter by clicking here.

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