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Coping with Tragedy - Learning to Forgive
Darold and Barbara Bigger's Journey to Forgiveness
October 14-15, 2011

Friday, October 14
7:00 pm  "Coping with Tragedy"
Human tragedy has shattered the faith of many faithful.  When Shannon was murdered, the Bigger family's lives crumbled.  They'll share what happened to them in the aftermath of their daughter's murder.

Saturday, October 15
9:30 am  "Hope for Then and Now"
Where was God when Shannon was murdered?  Where is God when tragedy happens, when pain, suffering and misery devastate you?  The Biggers will share what restored hope for the moment, and for the future.
Does God really mean that we must forgive our enemies first before He will forgive us?  What implications does this question have about our work in the process of forgiveness?
The Bigger's response to their daughter's murderer, inmate #263818, describes how forgiveness worked for them.

Darold Bigger, B.A., M.Div., M.S.W., PhD., is a pastor, professor at Walla Walla University, Marriage and Family Counselor, US Navy Rear Admiral, ret., and recipient of the Navy's highest non-combat award, the Distinguished Service Medal.

Barbara Bigger, B.A., M.A., Counselor, Interior Designer, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.