On Good Friday, April 9, 2004, tragedy struck the Bainter family. Brett was mowing the lawn on his riding mower, while his three-year-old son, Jake, played in the driveway.
At one point, Brett backed up, not realizing that Jake had run up behind him. A baby-sitter who was supervising Jake tried to stop the impending accident, but it was too late. Brett ran over Jake, and the young boy would end up losing his right leg.
Through the expereince, the Bainters have witnessed God’s redemption through friendships, unusual opportunities, and a strong community of believers. They now see their tragedy as an opportunity to encourage others who are going through a similar situation. God has helped Brett work through hard times and serve his family faithfully.
Since the accident, the Bainters have connected with other families through a group called Limbs Matter, consisting of people from around the United States who have experienced lawn mower accidents.
Brett and Jodi Bainer are with us on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Surviving a Family Tragedy,” to share how God carried their family through an unspeakable tragedy.
If you or your family have suffered a tragedy, know that we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be a privilege for them to have an initial consultation with you. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).