Jungcks schedule prayer service for son, continue to hope for resurrection
SILVERTHORNE – A prayer service for Zion Jungck, the 2-year-old boy who died Nov. 10 at his Silverthorne home, is set for 6 tonight at Agape Outpost Baptist Chapel.
The church is located between Frisco and Breckenridge at 15404 Highway 9.
The boy died when a filing cabinet fell on top of him while he played in the family’s living room. The toddler was pronounced dead at Summit Medical Center. Silverthorne Police Chief John Patterson described the emotional scene at the center that morning, saying police officers, ministers and family members cried when medical staff said they could do no more to save him.
But the family, which includes Zion’s mother, Valerie, and an 8-year-old brother, has not given up hope. Described by father Paul Jungck as charismatic Christians, the family and friends have been praying since Sunday for Zion’s resurrection.
The boy, who has been embalmed, is with them at home.
While the Jungcks have recently ordered a casket, Paul Jungck said Saturday they continue to hope and pray. They have not, he said, yet arranged for Zion’s burial.
“God just keeps saying, “Trust me,'” Jungck said. “Even though we’re moving ahead (by ordering a casket), we have not given up faith in God doing that (resurrecting him). His will will be done. Nothing can stop it.”
Jungck said the family has established a prayer chain throughout the nation.
Nevertheless, Jungck said the family will accept God’s will, even if that means saying their final goodbyes to the boy. He does not expect the prayers to continue indefinitely.
“I don’t see it dragging out,” he said. “But I’m not going to make decisions based on the world’s expectations. I’ll pray until God says stop praying.”
Tonight’s service is open to the public, but Jungck asked people not to bring or send flowers. Instead, he asks them to donate to either Agape Outpost or the Silverthorne Abundant Life Church, and earmark the funds for children’s services.
Jane Reuter can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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