• Rachel and Alan Howell

    Alan Howell and I were seniors that semester, and I remember that many in chapel, including myself, were crying. We went directly to Monte Cox’s class right after chapel, and he had been close friends with the Dells since college, and so we got to hear more stories about them in Monte’s class (more tears). I went to the media center and got a VHS copy of the chapel video, and it is now the only remaining VHS tape Alan and I have – we don’t even have a VCR anymore. We were surprised to realize in 2009 that one of our missions interns here in Mozambique was Harrison Dell, Chris’ son. We got out the video to watch, and cried a few more tears.

    Grateful to God for his faithful children. =)

  • http://stormented.com Jonathan Storment

    Rachel and Alan! So good to hear from you! I felt the same way that day. I just discovered this week that some of her family went to Highland. I just found this video after all these years, and have watched it 3 times this week. Blessings on y’alls ministry! Hope you’re doing well!

  • Lacey Mauk

    Wow. What a great video. I’m not a Harding peep, but thanks for sharing, anyway!

  • Jeremy

    Amazing…I remember this chapel and the impact it had on me as a tired sophomore in the Benson Auditorium. But I have to say it has an even bigger impact on me as a husband and father of three. Their faith was/is incredible.

  • Russell Phillips

    I remember this chapel. As fresh and filling as it was that day. Thanks Jonathan.

  • Mac

    His daughter who talks in the mic in the video gave her senior speech in chapel this week, and it was wonderful. What an impressive family.

  • http://stormented.com Jonathan Storment

    That’s awesome Mac! Her brother goes to Highland and I just found that out last week. You’re right, they are an impressive family.

  • http://stormented.com Jonathan Storment

    Thanks Russell!

  • http://stormented.com Jonathan Storment

    Me too man. Hope you’re doing well Jeremy!

  • http://stormented.com Jonathan Storment

    Thanks Lacey!

  • Denise

    The little girl who talks on the mic and gave the senior speech last week is my daughter-in-law. She married my youngest son last summer. She is a beautiful and extraordinary young lady. She is kind, faithful and fearless. Cancer and death did not win. When faith triumphs we become so much more than our struggles.

  • Drew

    I have watched this chapel probably once a year for the last few years now. It is such an encouragement! To watch the video of Vicki is absolutely life-changing, and to see her endurance is to truly see what it is to “fight the good fight.” I happen to be a Dell as well (nephew).

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.t.mook Amanda Thomas Mook

    I remember that day. In fact, from the title I thought, “I wonder if it was that one with Dr. Cox’s friend?” I cried through the whole thing. His parenting defined a lot in my mind what it means to be a mother who leads her children to Christ. Thanks for posting this. When I listen to my kids recite their memory verse, I often think of that little girl. I want my children to know that the our strength lies in the Lord, regardless of our trials.

  • Zack Blaisdell

    I remember this chapel well too. Especially the song “I praise You Lord, for who You are”. Loved that song.
    It was life changing for me too. Thank you for reminding all of us of it.
    God bless all the Storments. Much love. God bless. Grace and Peace.

  • christin holt merz

    Thank you for posting that video. I grew up with Chris and Vicki being my youth pastors. All of my church memories involve them! God has blessed their family and I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have known them for a time.

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