Memorial Service Video

27 Oct

This is the full video of Allie’s memorial service for those who weren’t able to attend.
The service starts at the 07:00 minute mark and the photo slideshow portion starts at the 19:35 mark.

15 Responses to “Memorial Service Video”

  1. margie stoller October 28, 2013 at 12:22 am #

    Thank you Dave for posting this. I had hoped there would be a video of Allie’s memorial service but never wanted to ask. I watched it in its entirety tonight, even though I was present for the service. It was such a wonderful way to remember Allie and to once again be inspired by the way she lived her life and the way she faced her death. One message that has stayed with me since the service was the image Adam gave of their daughters jumping into his arms, when he says it will be safe for them to do so and how Allie trusted the Lord as he led her and subsequently how she taught us to do the same. There’s always a tear when I think of Allie… but a tear of gratitude for her being a part of my life and especially my daughter, Renee’s life. Love to Adam, the girls, Tana and Mike.

  2. Chelsea October 28, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    Thank you for posting this! I was so upset that I couldn’t come back to school to be there. I miss her so much and think about her everyday.

  3. Aunt Sue October 28, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    thanks David for posting this. I went to bed last night with the first song in my head, along with prayers for your precious family. I will finish watching today and will once again be reminded of what a remarkable young woman Allie was and how her family amazes me in the strength it has shown in the days after she left us. Praying continually. love always.

    • Tami October 28, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

      How are the girls? I think of them daily. I would love a picture. I send my prayers to the three of them daily

    • margie stoller October 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      I’ve been singing “Oh Lord how I need you” all day today after watching the service last night.

  4. Ace Rocke October 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    All for the glory of God our Savior. Thanks for posting David. Prayers always for your whole family.

  5. Summer Schulz October 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    THank you so much for posting this! I SO wanted to be there and it warmed my heart to seeā€¦.

  6. Beckie October 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Boy, it seems like this was just yesterday. As I watched with tears rolling down my cheeks it is still so very hard. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of all of you. I hope everyone is well. Big hugs to everyone.

    • Melisa Parker October 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm #


  7. Joan Santone October 31, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    It’s amazing how even though I did not know Allie personally, I felt so connected to her through her blog. Thank you for sharing this beautiful memorial service in honor of such a faithful, Godly woman. She has greatly impacted my life and my journey with our Lord. I miss her and pray for Adam and her girls.

  8. Connie O'Brien November 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Such a beautiful service. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Lori Holmgren November 3, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Having an extra hour of time tonight, I finally was able to watch this beautiful service of Allison. I interacted with her once, on the day she was diagnosed. I dreaded having to register into the hospital a young mother who would probably be crying, knowing that my sensitive self wouldn’t be able to stay strong or have any motivating words to say. As I watched this service tonight and listened to those who knew her well, I remembered that as I did my job, she smiled at me, with NO sign of fear or sadness, and although I can’t remember the question that she asked me, I remember telling her that no one had ever asked me that before. I told her that I would be praying for her, and I did. I posted on facebook about praying for her and a friend told me about her blog. How it changed my life to love more intentional! Instead of being frustrated, I started being thankful. Instead of losing patience, I remembered mercy. On nights that I would be up with a fevered child, I would pray relentlessly for Allison and her family, hoping to be filling in a gap of around the clock prayers for her. She allowed Jesus to live through her so that we could SEE Him! I’m so thankful for her. She DID make a difference! It was not for nothing… it COUNTED! I messaged her that I would say hi to her next time I see her… I can’t wait to say THANK YOU for giving to the Lord, for I am a life, along with so many, that was changed! I pray to be a smidgen of who she was to others, and that her gift will grow in others as well. Thank you Armstrong and Kura family for sharing your beloved with the world, and for sharing how we can continue to pray for you and lift you up before our good and loving Father!

    • Aunt Sue November 5, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      this is lovely. Thank you for sharing this.

  10. Jill November 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Thank you for sharing the service. It was so touching and inspiring. I love how Allie continues to inspire me to be a better wife, mother and disciple of Christ. She has been such a blessing and strength to me in my life and has left an enduring legacy of love and faith.

  11. Annal Vyas January 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Hi Adam,

    I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss. That was a beautiful tribute you gave.


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