Kalley Heiligenthal is a worship leader for Bethel Church whose young daughter, Olive, tragically and suddenly passed away over the weekend. Heiligenthal and her husband Andrew took to Instagram to ask the Church to pray that Olive be brought back to life.
Heiligenthal noted that Olive had been pronounced dead by doctors.
“We are asking for bold, unified prayers from the global church to stand with us in belief that He will raise this little girl back to life,” Heiligenthal wrote. “Her time here is not done, and it is our time to believe boldly, and with confidence wield what King Jesus paid for. It’s time for her to come to life.”
Jenn Johnson and Dominic Shahbon, also of Bethel, shared videos on Instagram of Heiligenthal declaring that God will bring her daughter back to life during church on Sunday, with the congregation echoing her prayers.
Hillsong’s Brooke Ligertwood wrote “THIS. IS. WORSHIP. In awe” in the comments. “Praying kalley..warring. In JESUS NAME,” agreed Kari Jobe.
“Declaring resurrection life,” wrote Bethel worship leader Brian Johnson.
“Would you join us in prayer believing for Olive to wake up,” wrote Hillsong’s Taya Gaukrodger. “May these be the days our faith matches even a fraction of who our God is.”
Bethel’s Amanda Lindsey Cook joined in, writing “Yesterday, our beautiful Olive Heiliginthal fell asleep and didn’t wake up. I waver between wailing and shock, thankful that Jesus the Christ is in our midst, staying with us through wordless, despairing, hateful days like this one. He is breath, He is life, and He is with us. Please join your voices, tears, melodies, solitudes, and shouts in the mighty chorus of prayer and hope today. For Olive to return to us, wide awake.”
A GoFundMe has been started to help the Heiligenthal family through this tragedy. There have been no other updates.