Church supports Luong family during tragedy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- The family of 11-month old Gabriella Luong is still reeling from the loss of their infant daughter. The young couple had prayed for their daughter, and now they’re turning to the church once again for solace. They attend a Vietnamese service at North Shelby Baptist Church, but the pastor of the english-speaking service has a story very similar to the Luong’s. He and his wife lost a son at a young age. “That grieving is a terrible thing,” said Pastor Allan Murphy. ”It’s a long process to get to the point that this becomes part of  your life story.”

Pastor Murphy said he visited the Luong family Thursday morning, and that they’re still inconsolable. The famil has not decided on funeral arrangements for Gabriella.

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