On Wednesday, Christian singer Derek Loux was on driving on icy roads he lost control of his SUV. He hit an icy patch on interstate 80 near the city of Cozad, Nebraska and crashed. Derek Loux was then taken to the hospital from the injury and then later died. A family blog (http://louxfamilyblog.com) said Loux was coming back from a training session in Colorado. The session was about how to minister to victims of human trafficking.
Derek Loux’s ministry was built on the foundation that “there was always room at the family table for another child”. Derek had helped to lead the International House of Prayer music ministry and an effort that promoted adoption.
Derek Loux was married to Renee in 1992. Two years later, their first child, Josiah, was born with severe spinabifida. Josiah died at the age of two.
To honor Josiah’s memory, the couple created the Josiah Fund. The mission of the fund was to rescue, adopt and restore needy and neglected children. The couple was raising money to purchase property for a group home and adopt more children. They also sought to inspire other couples to adopt children, particularly those with special needs.
The Loux’s adopted a household of children that included five girls from the Marshall Islands and three boys with special needs from Ukraine.
Please pray for the Loux family who is dealing with this difficult loss. Please also pray that the adoption ministry continues to grow even with the loss of Derek.