So heartbreaking! Craig Strickland’s wife Helen is praying for his safe return after he went missing following a deadly hunting trip. While the search is still on for the singer, she’s asking for everyone’s prayers for her husband to turn up alive.
Craig Strickland‘s beloved wife Helen Wisner is calling on all the prayers the family can get for her 29-year-old husband to be alive following an accident during a weekend duck hunting trip that killed his friend. The Backroad Anthem member headed to a lake in Oklahoma with buddy Chase Morland, 22, while a savage winter rainstorm tore through the state. After the pair never returned, authorities searched Kaw Lake and found their capsized boat, as well as Chase’s body, but so far they haven’t been able to locate Craig. Now a distraught Helen is hoping that the power of prayer will help see their family through this distressing time, and that Craig will have somehow survived.
“Craig is still missing. The search has been called for the night. It will resume again in the morning with a sonar boat. Still need prayers,” Helen posted to her friends and followers on Twitter Dec. 28. Earlier in the day she delivered a slight bit of hope in that Craig’s dog was found alive, noting “Craig’s dog Sam has been found. His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.”
The brunette beauty even posted a lovely photo together of them with the tender message, “We love you Craig Michael. Come home.”
We love you Craig Michael. Come home. pic.twitter.com/Qiym6OrPiY
— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 29, 2015
Craig and Helen’s pastor Heath Bryant held a prayer service the evening of Dec. 28 in hopes of Craig’s safe return. He told is followers, “Come be a part of a time of prayer for
@BackroadCRAIG and @HelenWisner at the Cross Church Springdale campus student building at 9pm!” and we’re sure they had a huge turnout.
Craig’s Twitter account shows how much he absolutely loves and adores Helen. In July he posted, “DATE NIGHT before 6 shows in 5 states!! Gonna miss this beautiful girl” as well as “There’s just something bout fishing with a best friend,” that showed lovely Helen in the background indulging in one of her hubby’s favorite hobbies. We certainly hope Helen gets her wish and Craig is found alive.
Our thoughts are with Helen and the rest of Craig’s friends and family during this troubling time.