The afternoon Philip disappeared, Bob Ware, the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist, fell to his knees.
...Pastor Bob Ware did his best to offer spiritual comfort.
It was OK to ask those questions, he
told them.Christ asked the same on the cross.Ware reminded them that 16 years ago at Tabernacle Baptist, he put his hand on Philips head, saying, Lord, we got this child as a gift from you, and today were giving him back to you, to do with as you please.
Back at church, Ware
met with the youth group, about 50 children and teen-agers, many of whom had known Philip for years.