One thing that we can offer them is prayer, and already one very specific prayer request has had a positive outcome.
We don't know where these friends stand with God, but they're certainly in the midst of a very dark storm at the moment. We'll put our faith and trust on their behalf though in a God who we know is in the business of miracles. And after a bit of searching, we came up with this Casting Crowns song this morning:
Even when it's dark and the storm is raging all around you, God is there. We hope that this brings comfort to our friends, and to anyone else who may be feeling alone and trapped at the moment.