It is now two years since Andrew Gosden left his home in Doncaster (September 14th 2007) and never returned. Andrew’s family have never stopped searching for him in those two years. But, despite all efforts, he’s still missing, and his reasons for leaving remain a mystery.
I first posted about Andrew earlier this year, and there has been something prominently displayed at the top of the sidebar since. But it feels so inadequate in the face of that family’s pain. My prayers continue for Andrew and his family.
Below is the text of a letter to Andrew from his family; I hope and pray that he gets to read it, and is able to respond in some way:
Dear Andrew …..
We have all missed you so much since the day you left. Not a day goes by that you are not in our minds constantly. You were always so witty, polite, caring and intelligent that we desperately miss your company. The same is true of all your friends and the thousands of people who have prayed for you and helped us search for you.
If you should ever read this, forget about any water under the bridge and please have no fear about making contact with us. We do not care where you have been or what lifestyle you choose for yourself. We only want to know that you are safe and well and to help and support you if we can.
We remain as proud of you as we have always been and love you deeply, All our love, Dad, Mum & Charlie xxx
The pictures in this post are all of Andrew: the top one, how he looked when he disappeared, aged 14; the other two how he may possibly look now, two years on, aged 16. The age-progression ones are, of course, best guess; but they were done for the family by professionals working on the Sky TV programme, Missing Children.
Please leave a comment if you are able to help in any way; or if you could add something to your blog or website. I will ensure that all details are passed on to Kevin Gosden, Andrew’s father, and a fellow Licensed Lay Minister (Reader).
And, do please, keep Andrew and his family in your prayers.