GRAMMY-winning CCM recording artist TobyMac took to social media this evening to share photos and a faith-filled message following a memorial service honoring his late son Truett Foster McKeehan. Truett was an aspiring independent rapper who released content online as Truett Foster, truDog, TRU, and Shiloh. The 21-year-old tragically passed away unexpectedly on October 23, just days after his first live-show. See TobyMac’s full statement below:
As we enter this week of Thanksgiving we have something we’d like to share…
Such overwhelming love has surrounded us this last month. We still don’t quite know which end is up but we do KNOW, we are loved. As we mourn our firstborn son, God has poured out His love on us through people. He has loved us through you….your kind acts and words and prayers and thoughts and songs and poems and teachings and gifts and meals and time and expertise and travel have made death bearable.
You have been God’s light to us in our darkest days – A comfort to our broken hearts. We have experienced family in every layer and every turn. From the closest to those who have loved from a distance, thank you, thank you thousand times over. We are grateful for your gentle and compassionate hearts. It is something we will never forget. Community as it should be…the body at its best. How God must be pleased!
Also- We’ve been encouraging ourselves to stand on this…the place of death is actually where all that we believe is most significant. God has the power to do what he promised, defeat death and give life to anyone who believes. So from the valley of the shadow of death, we pray a flood of thankfulness will rise this week. Thankfulness to a kind God who is not afraid. The Father of the Heavenly lights… who shines most beautifully in the darkness, and gives us everything we need.
The McKeehan family also recently announced the launch of The Truett Foster Foundation. Now accepting donations at http://truett.life, the foundation will help afford kids the opportunity to pursue music education.