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Sam "Pokey" Gipson, "U made a DIFFERENCE!"

As many of you may have already heard via Facebook - we lost a dear friend and "just like family" member to our shared cause yesterday, January 14, 2013.  And now our hearts and prayers truly do go out to all of Sam's family and friends.

For on that day, retired Officer of the Benton Police Department - 24/7 still on call police help to so many of us - Sam…


Added by Sara Huizenga on January 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

A thing to read for the kids that were Killed

...Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children…


Added by missingAprilWiss on December 17, 2012 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

Dessimination of Information Is Critical

To say the least we know how frustrating it is to try to offer law enforcement information that might lead to the whereabouts of a missing person.

Successful dessimination of information is critical and key yo a successfu; search. Keeping the channels of communication open is a must.

It isn't easy to approach law enforcement with information.

The channels are often cold and the response is shallow.

Many receptionists should have a job wrapping mullet not… Continue

Added by Jim Harnage on September 10, 2009 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments


Since attending the CUE conference last year I have increased my prayer life. I met a woman there who took a necklace off her neck and gave it to me. Her daughter had given it to her. It says PUSH which she explained stands for Pray Until Something Happens. I took the necklace and decided to dedicate it to finding my mom and when I find her I will give her the necklace and explain how prayer led to our finding each other again!

Well last week after even new disappointments in my… Continue

Added by Findmywayhome on November 17, 2009 at 7:53pm — 15 Comments

How will you get through the holiday's with loss in your life?

Its a wonderous thing life is. It's always changing and always evolving, yet in those times of change sometimes we cant move forward with life, life seems to stop us in our tracks.

I dont really remember what year it was that I decided life wasnt going to do that to me any more, but I decided that doing something with life was much better than doing nothing at…


Added by Gwen Johnson on November 15, 2010 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

What do you do, When they tell you to give up?

No, this isn't your personal story, it's not your own heart's passion, you most likely haven't a clue who I am, let alone who my Dad is...so why should you care? Why should you pause to hear my cry for help, why should you feel the passion we now live for, why should you care?

I recognize that...to some extent I understand...that's my struggle here...that is the… Continue

Added by Sara Huizenga on January 3, 2009 at 9:29pm — 17 Comments

For Those Missing Mom on Mother's Day

Your Mother Is Always With…


Added by Sara Huizenga on May 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

My message to Jessie for Mother's Day approaching (May 10, 2009)

My beautiful Jessie, my daughter I miss so much. Mother's Day 2009 will be here soon, another Mother's Day without you. Mother's Day is one of those days that I have a bittersweet feeling about. I love being a Mother, it is my most favourite thing I do and the best thing in my life are my kids and celebrating it is very special to me, but with you not here, and me not knowing where you are, I just feel wrong about celebrating. Not just this day, but most celebrations seem wrong - how can I… Continue

Added by JessiesMomGlendene on May 7, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

In Memorial of My Mother Thelma

My Mother was Part Native American and Part English. She was born In Crawford Oklahoma and she was the eldest girl of 13 children. My mother became a mother at a young age, taking on the responsibilities of her mother when she became ill. She learned mothering skills early. I never really knew alot about my mother until I was a mother myself and in my twenties. She was Shy and reserved. I found out alot about the things in life my mother had to… Continue

Added by Gwen Johnson on May 10, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Asking for directions

When a person is lost the simple solution to such a problem is to ask

for directions. But what if there is no one around to provide these

directions? What does one do when there are no maps, no road signs, no

answers, no technology in existence to provide any direction in a life

filled with endless turns, highest of hills, and the sharpest of curves?

C.S. Lewis wrote something that troubles me today now that I can truly relate. He wrote:

"Why is He so present… Continue

Added by Mike S. Stanford on June 1, 2010 at 5:33pm — 5 Comments

Rumour mongers should think of stricken family

Rumour mongers should think of stricken family

While I realize that most people are just trying to be helpful and careful about posting unsubstantiated rumours online, if one more person e-mails me urgently to see if I will check out yet another rumour about local missing person Donna O'Rielly, I'm going to scream.

O'Rielly went missing on Feb. 26 here in Moncton, the circumstances of which have… Continue

Added by Sara Huizenga on March 24, 2010 at 10:42pm — 12 Comments

Am I punishing my daughter for all I read

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about my 18 year old daughter. We are very close, and in 2002, I started following a case that changed me for life.

When little Danielle Van Dam went missing in San Diego in 2002, I lost it. I was so taken by her disappearance. I jumped on a message board, and I wanted to know why this little girl was taken. I followed the entire court case. I went in over protective mode from that day. My daughter was 12 back then, and I started to read… Continue

Added by Kimberly Ann on August 8, 2009 at 12:25am — 7 Comments



Emotions peak higher than normal come late August for seven years now. The weather seemed to even mimic the roller coaster feelings… Continue

Added by Jan Smolinski on September 14, 2011 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

SENSITIVITY 101 ( If this could help anyone or help improve conditions for families it was worth the write)

Sensitivity 101  Published in the CT Victims Voice news letter 

On a sunny day sunglasses are needed to protect our eyes, however the glasses need to be removed to see clearly in dark places. Almost  8 years ago, I was wearing a t-shirt which read, "Life is good" and my glasses were in place. I felt bad when I heard stories of tragedies befalling families. Somehow I thought my family had a cushion of protection. I was blinded to the reality of crime -…


Added by Jan Smolinski on March 8, 2012 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

My version of what every family with a missing loved one needs to know....

I am writing this from my own experience, having been in that "world" for 6 years and having a resolution, although not the one I wanted.  I also am in contact with other people who have missing loved ones.  The following is a list of things that I see, looking back, that I wish I had known.  They are also things that I see still happening to people right now. So here goes....


Be Cautious to who you give your personal information

Just because a person joins…


Added by Stephanie Thompson on January 20, 2012 at 4:06pm — 24 Comments


Today I have to say I am very sad..sad for a country for which we have become..I look at my son, think of all the injustices and mistakes made regarding his case..value of human life lost ..neglects within our system..I think of the commercial where the Indian looked at America with a tear in his eye..I too think of the Statue of Liberty with a tear in her eye.. I am a fighter for justice and will find my son, but today I have tears in my eyes..Can we stand for… Continue

Added by Jan Smolinski on July 7, 2011 at 12:54pm — 17 Comments

To Comfort Another Best ... Try to Imagine that Emotional Arrow sticking out of Their Chest

Emotional Jet Lag - by Russell Friedman & John W. James of The Grief Recovery Institute

Working with grieving people for more than twenty years has given us a wealth of practical experience. Amongst the many observations we have made is the fact… Continue

Added by Sara Huizenga on July 6, 2010 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

Finding PEACE @ Peace4 the Missing

Here, on Peace4, you will find your partners in pain sharing their experience and strength. We have message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms hosted by the most loving people on the internet for all who are grieving.

The pain from losing a loved one, whether spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend, can be the most severe suffering one ever endures. Such is the power of grief. It can take over your life and become the centerpiece pushing everything else to the… Continue

Added by Charlotte on September 24, 2008 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Peace4 the Missing: Elephant Emotions and More

This afternoon, Tarko and I were waiting for my folks to come home and bring him to a nephew’s birthday party. Too bad I cannot go, I am cramming with articles. And as we waited, I opened the Encarta Kids and watched the videos section with him. I came across the Elephant Emotions video. It showed there how elephants reacted and felt sad when they saw the bones of fellow elephants who died.

That is how I reacted when I joined Peace 4 the Missing a few months ago. With barely ninety… Continue

Added by Lorela on October 4, 2008 at 6:52am — 3 Comments

The Boy in the Box - America's Unknown Child

This is a very sad story/case; one that has touched my heart since I started looking for Lorne.

I have always wanted to do something for this Little Guy, but what could I do? I never lived in PA, let alone back in 1957.

I met a wonderful woman on MySpace who dedicated a page to this Little Guy and we started writing back and forth. Well, I asked Nancy how and what she thought of us doing a vigil for him on the anniversary of his discovery?

Well, we contacted the… Continue

Added by findlorne on August 26, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments


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