Scott Hodge


Update on Todd Mitchell – Tue Night

Aug 20, 2008

Hey everybody, this is a tough one to write…. 

Tonight (Tuesday), at around 10pm, Todd Mitchell passed away.

I was with Todd and his family at the time of his passing, and even though it was extremely difficult for everyone, it was also a BEAUTIFUL moment as we all worshiped, prayed, and shared scriptures of comfort with one another.

As you can imagine, Todd’s wife Paula is hurting pretty bad right now, but is resting in the faith she has that Todd is now in God’s presence.  She also wants everyone to know how much she appreciates the outpouring of prayer, love, and support.  It really is making a difference!

We will be updating the blogs in the next couple of days with arrangement information.  In the mean time, please keep Paula, her boys – Jackson, Sam, and Luke – and the entire Mitchell family in your prayers over these next several hours and days.

Thank you so much for your love and care…

21 Responses to “Update on Todd Mitchell – Tue Night”

  1. emma says:

    Praying… been following the Twitter updates, praying for peace and comfort now.

  2. Heather says:

    Been following your blog on your friend. I’m so sorry, please know that down here in South Florida, we are praying for you guys.

  3. Tom Beagan says:

    Dear Scott,
    I attend Charter Oak Church in PA. I heard you speak at Granger last year. My 41 year old next door neighbor dies last Thursday, father of 3. I empathize with you. May the God of life and comfort fill you and your community.

  4. keith Jones says:

    My heart just broke when I read this. Paula and the boys are in my constant prayers as are the friends and family.
    Keith, Brandi and the boys

  5. Vicki Welch says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mitchell Family. My Family and I have been praying for all of you and will continue.
    May God Bless you and help you through this time.
    Todd – you will be missed

  6. Dena & Kirk Andersen says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. My heart is breaking right now for Paula and the boys. I’m sure it was very comforting to have such wonderful people around him and Paula at the time of his passing. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the entire family. Lots of love……

  7. Sharon says:

    My thoughts are with the Mitchell family this morning. I pray for peace and comfort for his wife and children.
    We will miss you Todd.

  8. Chad Payne says:

    Man, so sorry to hear about this. You’re a good pastor, Scott. Please get some serious rest once the services are over.
    I’m praying for the Mitchells today. And I’m praying for you.
    You’re the man!

  9. Bobbie Randles says:

    I’m a fellow BP employee. I work in Maryland and I didn’t know Todd, but I heard about his illness from a friend who works with the Chicago business. I am a Christian and have been lifting this up in prayer. So glad to hear he was a Christian. He is now home with the Lord. We’ll pray for his family as they grieve. Thank you for this update.

  10. Ben says:

    My condolences to Todd’s family.
    I’ve worked with him during the past few years, and am glad to see that his family has such a strong, caring support group. While we mourn our own loss, we celebrate that Todd has been united with God.
    Job 19:26-27
    after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet in my flesh I will see God;
    I myself will see him
    with my own eyes—I, and not another.
    How my heart yearns within me!
    Please let his family know that our prayers are with them.

  11. Jacque Cervantes says:

    I have no words that can begin to express my feelings for Todd’s family. You are all in my prayers and I will continue to pray that God will guide you through this. Todd was an extrodinary person – I feel blessed to have known him.

  12. Scott,
    I am so glad to know that you were with Todd and Paula at the time of his passing. It comforts me greatly to know that you are their pastor.

  13. Scott;
    I am praying for everyone involved in this gut-wrenching moment.

  14. Kenny Eicher says:

    We’ve been following the situation and praying for Todd here in New York. Very sad for his passing and are now praying for peace and comfort for everyone who knew and loved him.

  15. Lola Jackson says:

    I would like to give my deepest sympathy to the family. I pray that God keeps you and comfort you in this time of need. God Bless.

  16. mary sammons says:

    Although words cannot begin to ease the sorrow of your loss, please know that you are in the prayers of so many who care.
    Bryan and Mary Sammons

  17. ted says:

    we are praying for strength and rest…

  18. Scott,
    I’m praying for all of you during this difficult time. Even though the pain is great, His grace is greater still.

  19. Mary Stewart says:

    My prayers are with Todd’s family, we don’t always understand God’s plan and why things happen, we just have to continue to follow him and trust him in all things. I pray for comfort and strentgh for Paula and the boys. It is so wonderful that he was surrounded by so many people who loved him at the time of his passing.
    Worry about nothing, Pray about everything
    With Christ ALL things are possible
    God Bless all

  20. Stacey Miller says:

    Paula, please know that your PTA and Cub Scout pals will be here for you and the boys whenever you need us. Words can’t describe the sorrow we feel about Todd’s passing. The world has lost a great man.
    Peace and Love to you from Stacey and all your PTA/Cub Scout friends…

  21. Lyn Bitner says:

    I would like to express my love and deepest gratitude to all of my sister’s church family & friends, especially Pastor Scott & Mike (Kristin) Jones. She has felt your love, compassion, & prayers. And I have seen a sense of peace in her eyes even as the tears rolled down her face. I know that peace could only come from God.
    All is Mercy, Lyn

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