Leak to Media Regarding Oscar Pistorius’ Private Memorial for Reeva Steenkamp: 26 – 02 – 2013

Leak to Media Regarding Oscar Pistorius’ Private Memorial for Reeva Steenkamp: 26 – 02 – 2013

HOLDING STATEMENT 

LEAK TO MEDIA REGARDING OSCAR PISTORIUS’S PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR REEVA STEENKAMP

Pretoria, South Africa, February 26, 2013

This statement is released in response to a leak to the media regarding a planned private memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius, will hold a private memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp at the house of his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, tonight.

Oscar specifically requested the memorial service as he continues to grieve and remains in deep mourning for the loss of his partner Reeva. Since it is such a sensitive issue, Oscar has asked for a private service with people who share his loss, including his family members who knew and loved Reeva as one of their own.

The Pistorius family would like to make a personal request to the media, to please respect their privacy at their home in Pretoria tonight.

 

  • Kevin Clancy

    All your fans will be thinking of you and saying a prayer or two also for both yourself and for Reeva.

    Take care
    Kevin

    • Michelle

      RIP Reeva. In my thoughts Oscar

    • Frances

      To Oscar,

      May your God’s love support you and your family through these difficult, dark days.

      Ultimately, the truth of your words will set you free.

      Our countries are different, but God’s love and his light that shines on you is the same. Frances U.K.

  • Lisa

    Dear Oscar!
    We share this pain with you. Everything has changed. Try to continue Your sport and focus to future. We fans all over the Europe support you. Your family supports and hopefully some day Reevas family will forgive you this horrible accident.

  • Karen Grieve

    My thoughts are with you Oscar.
    Stay strong x

  • Donna

    Thinking of you during this tragic time. Cannot imagine what you a going threw just stay strong .Saying a prayer for both you and Reeva.
    Much love
    Donna x

  • MelyG:

    I understand your immense pain … I am close to you with all my heart.
    MelyG

  • Jayne

    My prayers and thought are with you tonight and always Oscar. Only time will heal your pain (even though you think that is not so right now). Difficult times ahead but remember you have so many many people worldwide who have read your story and believe. Have faith. My prayers for Reeva and yourself and your families and true friends. xx Jayne

  • Penny

    Am thinking of you and your family tonight, as well as Reeva. The pain is severe now, but it will get better. God bless you and your family tonight and always.

  • Alida

    Ai Oscar, don’t have words, but thinking and praying for you

  • Ninaboo

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. No matter how tragic the circumstances of her death, you too have the right to grieve the loss of your loved one. Be strong. xx

  • Rosie Goosen

    My hart gaan uit na Oscar. Baie baie sterkte en liefde, ek dra jou in my gebede!

  • Chris O

    May you find some peace – none of us know the pain you must be feeling right now.
    Thoughts are with you and Reeva.
    Chris

  • Dorothea Killus

    „You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.“ Psalm 56:8 (New Living translation)

    Be sure, dear heart-broken and yet brave-hearted Brother Oscar Pistorius, and you dear mourning family: Your tears are precious in the LORD’s eyes, and He is counting each one of them, as it says in Martin Luther’s translation. May His greatness and love beyond measure be your comfort, as it was King David’s whose words come upon you as God’s own promise.

  • Siobhan

    Oh Sacred heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in thee….
    Repeat this over and over….it will give you the strength you need Oscar…
    Siobhan x

  • Ronel Kotze

    Oscar en familie: Julle hanteer die moeilike situasie uitstekend. Dit kan slegs gedoen word deur op te kyk na ons Hemelse Vader en die pad met HOM te stap in die moeilike tye. Hy sal julle en Reeva se famillie lei na die waters waar rus is.

  • Liesl

    All the best to Oscar, I cannot even imagine the difficult time he must be going through…. having to grief the loss of his love which he accidently caused. Thinking of you through this difficult time.

  • Laura

    Reeva is beyond fear and pain now.
    In the land of Ligth, true Love
    And eternal Youth
    Smell the Wind, Reach out to her Spirit,
    Feel her hand over yours
    And lend her Smile
    Reunite your heart with hers
    Let her Peace fill your soul
    Because Self forgivness is the Path to Freedom.

    • Tanya

      This is so beautiful and so true.

    • Jane

      Beautiful words for Oscar to think about. Although I did not know Reeva, she seemed to have a beautiful soul and would forgive you. She would also want you to forgive yourself too.

      You must surround yourself with the love of your family and true friends and your God, but also those many people who have not made immediate judgement but have taken time to look at the evidence and believe what you say is true. They will see you through this darkness. Much lovex

  • denise prinsloo

    Wish the media would back off and give him time to morn. They should focus on “repairing” the damage they caused by all their lies, hearsay and utter nonsense! The public crucified him! What a disgrace. Oscar be strong. You are in our prayers. You have such a difficult time ahead of you, my hear breaks for you…. So sorry for Reeva’s family, your family but especially for you!

    • http://www.oscarpistorius.com Lesley

      Remain strong Oscar. There will be difficult times ahead but know you are well loved and supported. Hope you found comfort from being able to express your loss of Reeva with your loved ones tonight. In time people who have turned against you in your time of need will get to here the truth. Be patient Oscar and have faith. We are grieving with you. So sorry!

  • Marie

    I really feel for you Oscar. To hold a memorial service is a very respectful thing to do and I hope it helps with your grief. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. You are in my thoughts every day x

  • Amanda

    I hope you find some peace tonight in your heart. Thinking of you all at this tragic time x

  • Nicolene

    Oscar. My hart gaan uit na jou. Ons hele gesin bid vir jou. Mag jy weer vrede vind. Ek bid dat hierdie vreeslike tragedie sal verbygaan en jy lewendig anderkant sal uitkom. Ons glo jy het dit nie met opset gedoen nie. Sterkte.

  • Lisa

    Thinking of you Oscar

  • Julie Australia

    Dear Oscar,My prayers and thoughts are with you all as you celebrate Reeva’s life,and mourn the loss of your beloved one.I will be praying with you all!You have had so much happening in your life at such a fast pace,hopefully now you will be able to do what you need to do in your own time!Shame on the media for invading your privacy in such a hard time in your life!

  • soul

    Be STRONG OP! Be STRONG! We,your supporters, love and believe in you! Just know,no matter what you do, it will be criticized by them. (So sad) We await the day you can walk freely again. God Bless you my brother! Lots of hugs

  • Lauren Marlow

    I am thinking of you and Reeva’s family during this very difficult and sad time. I love you Oscar and I believe you. God bless x

  • Jack M

    I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you are going through. My thoughts are with you, your family as well as Reeva’s family and friends at this very difficult time. She will be sorely missed by many.
    Take care,

    Jack

  • Sherlanie

    No words could express the loss you are feeling for your beloved and beautiful Reeve. Havens gates opened for an angel having leaving you and your family heart sore My prayers are with you to gain strength not to forget but to treasure beautiful memories that were made. Wish the press could back OFF!!
    Regards
    Sherlanie R.

  • Ziel Bergh

    “There are times in life
    When you feel as if the earth
    Has opened up
    And swallowed you whole . . .
    And you seriously doubt
    If you’ll ever stop hurting.
    And it’s then that you need
    To realize you can’t
    “Make everything all right.”
    All you can do is survive,
    One hour at a time,
    Then one day at a time.
    But you are not alone.
    There are many who care about you
    And are ready to lend you their strength
    When yours is all gone.

    So hang on, because the sun
    Will rise again . . .
    And though you’ll
    Never forget,
    You will survive this
    And go on.”
    ~ Linda Lee Elrod ~

  • VickyB

    Dear Oscar,

    I really hope the memorial service you have held for Reeve gives you the time you have needed to say your farewell. Until the time comes when a new dawn does not fill you with pain I hope this poem goes a little way to helping you:

    Time Will Ease The Hurt

    The sadness of the present days
    is locked and set in time,
    and moving to the future
    is a slow and painful climb.

    But all the feelings that are now
    so vivid and so real
    can’t hold their fresh intensity
    as time begins to heal.

    No wound so deep will ever go
    entirely away
    yet every hurt becomes
    a little less from day to day.

    Nothing can erase the painful
    imprints on your mind
    but there are softer memories
    that time will let you find.

    Though your heart won’t let the sadness
    simply slide away
    the echoes will diminish
    even though the memories stay

  • Rebecca K

    Always remember God and all your fans are behind you and supporting you in times of need .

    • Hilary

      Oscar, just wanted to say that many people are behind you and supporting you in the only way they can with thoughts and prayers at this desperately sad time. I wanted to pass on my sincere condolences to you and your family, and of course Reevas family too.
      Many people believe in you and I wish you strength and grace to help you through these dark days. You are very much loved by many the world over. May God bring you all comfort. With love and best wishes..

  • Ziel Bergh

    For Oscar (and Pistorius + Steenkamp families)

    “There are times in life
    When you feel as if the earth
    Has opened up
    And swallowed you whole . . .
    And you seriously doubt
    If you’ll ever stop hurting.
    And it’s then that you need
    To realize you can’t
    “Make everything all right.”
    All you can do is survive,
    One hour at a time,
    Then one day at a time.
    But you are not alone.
    There are many who care about you
    And are ready to lend you their strength
    When yours is all gone.

    So hang on, because the sun
    Will rise again . . .
    And though you’ll
    Never forget,
    You will survive this
    And go on.”
    ~ Linda Lee Elrod ~

  • Ekaterina Nelson

    1 Corinthians 13: 8
    …Love never fails!
    May the peace of the Lord which surpasses understanding comfort Oscar’s bleeding heart. Amen.
    Love always,
    Ekaterina

  • Ben Wiggs

    Yes, Denise, what you say is so true.

    I don’t know if Oscar is reading these messages. But if you are, Oscar, then please be assured that there are many many people supporting you.

    Oscar, it will take a great deal of work on yourself so that you will be able to come to terms with what has happened. In time you will accept what happened and then move on. Take it slowly. Deeply felt emotions must be allowed to surface, accepted and then allowed to rest. Oscar, you will get through this. You have the strength. Be true to yourself.

    • Carolyn

      My sentiments exactly. Oscar – you made a mistake. We all make mistakes and do things we regret. Not one human being on this planet is perfect. I weigh all the good you have done in your short life against this one tragic, horrible accident. Please allow your friends and loved ones to help you through this.

  • http://www.greenbladetheatre.org Revd Eva McIntyre

    Just to say that, after reading this news, I have lit a candle for Reeva and continue to remember her in my prayers. Oscar continues to be constantly in my prayers. There are no words that can really make a difference, I know.
    Circle of God surround you, protect, empower and shield you, now and always. Amen.

    • Laura

      A poet´s words can heal a bleeding heart, I am sure about that.

      THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
      The earth, and every common sight,
      To me did seem
      Apparelled in celestial light,
      The glory and the freshness of a dream.
      It is not now as it hath been of yore;
      Turn wheresoe’er I may,
      By night or day,
      The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
      ……………………….
      A single Field which I have looked upon,
      Both of them speak of something that is gone:
      The Pansy at my feet
      Doth the same tale repeat:
      Whither is fled the visionary gleam?
      Where is it now, the glory and the dream?
      ……………………………………………….
      Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
      The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
      Hath had elsewhere its setting,
      And cometh from afar:
      Not in entire forgetfulness,
      And not in utter nakedness,
      But trailing clouds of glory do we come
      From God, who is our home:
      Heaven lies about us in our infancy!
      Shades of the prison-house begin to close
      Upon the growing Boy,
      But He beholds the light, and whence it flows,
      He sees it in his joy;
      …………………………………………….
      Hence in a season of calm weather
      Though inland far we be,
      Our Souls have sight of that immortal sea
      Which brought us hither,
      Can in a moment travel thither,
      And see the Children sport upon the shore,
      And hear the mighty waters rolling evermore.

      ……………………………………………….
      What though the radiance which was once so bright
      Be now for ever taken from my sight,
      Though nothing can bring back the hour
      Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
      We will grieve not, rather find
      Strength in what remains behind;
      In the primal sympathy
      Which having been must ever be;
      In the soothing thoughts that spring
      Out of human suffering;
      In the faith that looks through death,
      In years that bring the philosophic mind.
      ……………………………………..
      Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
      Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears,
      To me the meanest flower that blows can give
      Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

      (William Wordsworth, “Intimation of Immortality”)

  • Dorothea Killus

    „You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.“ Psalm 56:8 (New Living Translation)

    Be sure, dear heart-broken Brother Oscar Pistorius, and you dear mourning family: Your tears are precious in the LORD’s eyes, and are being counted, each one, as it says in Martin Luther’s translation, by Him. May His greatness and love beyond measure be your comfort, as it was King David’s whose words come upon you as God’s own promise.

    • http://www.itecgroup.com Marlene Venter

      It is time for you to stand up out of the ashes, fight back and come out victorious! We believe in you!

  • sharon

    thinking of Oscar at this sad time & sending love from Scotland xxx

  • SJ

    You and your family deserve the utmost respect and privacy. My thoughts and prayers are with you Oscar as well as with Reeva’s family at this most difficult time. I pray you continue to heal, slowly, as each day passes. Just know I grieve with you and it will be a slow and long road but you are not alone.
    Much love and support

  • Lou

    Oscar, I hope you’ll read these comments when you are stronger, you are still very muched admired, and inspirational, look after yourself, remember one day at a time fella, take care Lou x

  • http://google Amanda Langton

    My thoughts are with you during this terrible period and wish to support you and your family in your grieving process. I also wish to pass my deepest condolence’s to Reeva’s family. And hope you all find some peace.
    I also echo Denise and Ben’s message to you.
    I strongly believe that the wrong doers should be doing all they can to repair the damage they have done with their lies and this does not help Reeva’s family either they also need supporting to stop the pain these lies have done to them.
    always in my thoughts

  • Ana Chaparro

    Oscar hope you find peace once again in your life. My prayers are always with you and your family. Lots of love xoxoxo

    Milwaukee,WI

  • Debbie Dunne

    My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family!!
    May you gain strength and comfort through your family!!
    I hope the media will grant you some privacy, especially tonight!!
    Sending lots of love and comfort your way!!

  • Jan Symington

    Bless you Oscar, and your family during these dark days and beyond. I hope it helps to know so many people you’ve never met are thinking of you and sending love to you. Please draw strength from your lovely family and friends and take good care of yourself. The sun WILL shine again for you. With much love and respect. xxx

  • Elizabeth K

    Oscar,

    I praise God that you are home with your family. I am so truly sorry for your loss and for this devastating tragedy. Let your family surround you with their love and support, and know that people all over the world love you and are praying for you. I love you completely as my brother in Christ. It so hard to understand why life is filled with such sorrow. You have lived your life so bravely and beautifully and with such dignity. Don’t give up. Reeva is in perfect peace.

    I am a criminal lawyer in the United States, and I know how the police often lie and exaggerate to bolster their case. I will pray for the prosecution in your case to seek justice and to seek out the truth, not try to attain a conviction at any cost. The media have been so cruel. In my heart, I believe you. I know that feeling of terror and panic, and I believe that this was a horribly tragic accident.

    I will pray for healing for Reeva’s family and for God to soften their hearts to you. You already have God’s forgiveness. Give everything over to Him. I will continue to pray for you.

  • Joy

    Just want to let Oscar know The Lord is with him in this ,he is not alone my prayers are with Reeva and pistorius
    Family!I pray the Lord heal every broken heart in Jesus Name!please try always read your bible and keep the faith.

  • Heather Malcherczyk

    Dear Oscar – My heart goes out to you this evening as you grieve and mourn your loss. You have shown great courage and dignity despite the immoral media circus going on around you at this dreadful time in your life. Be strong, you have many who care for you, support you and share your pain. My prayers are for you tonight.

  • Elizabeth McGill

    My prayers and thoughts are with both families! This is a tragic mistake, and I believe the truth shall prevail. God and Reeva know the truth, and they will be with you always. It is not what happens to us in this life, but how we choose to deal with it that defines our character. Trust in God, for now is the time to grieve and in time everyone will heal. You are forever changed, and I believe because of this tragedy you will go on to do so much good in this life. Maybe you will take up the cause that was so dear to Reeva’s heart! God Bless all involved, Elizabeth… Arizona, USA ” You will never walk alone” The lyrics to that song are beautiful and inspirational!

  • Victoria / Los Angeles, CA

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you for your loss. It was heartbreaking to see you desperately trying to hold yourself together during the bail hearing. It will take a lot of time to heal from such a loss, but I hope to see you running again soon.

  • BarbaraSpence

    RIP Reeva. Oscar, you are in the thoughts of so many people around the world who grieve with you. So many tears. You are not alone and never will be with so many who believe in you. Cherish your family, especially your brother and sister who love you unconditionally and let them love, support and guide you through this healing process.
    Love and support you always.

  • Michelle

    I believe Reeva is looking down on you with love. She knows you loved her and would never have hurt her on purpose. She knows it was an accident and she forgives you.

    Saying prayers for Oscar and both families in their time of grief.

  • Michèle

    In Switzerland a lot of people pray for you Oscar, for your family, for Reeva and her family. You are both in your hearts. Hope that one day you’ll find the peace. Be strong. Lots of love.

  • Georgie harman

    Oscar
    The truth will set you free.

  • charne

    Oscar you, your family and the Steenkamp family are in my prayers & thoughts….. such a tragedy, may God Bless you all.

  • Gurdeep
    • Abigail

      Thank you for showing us this url……it was great to see how kind Oscar is.

  • Liz

    You are in my prayers, Oscar. You were such an inspiration to so many during the Olympics. This very tragic accident does not take away or diminish the fact that you are still an inspiration to so many. I pray You will find comfort in God’s unending love for you. I join you and your family in praying for your beloved Reeva’ s family. You will always be a hero to me.

  • Gurdeep

    OP Support Page ‏ @OP37079442
    This Page is A support Page For OP Please Pray For Him and Reeva

  • Linda

    Thinking of you Oscar. I hope your special service for Reeva last night has helped in starting the long mourning process you must be going through at the moment. It is so difficult losing a special someone in any circumstances never mind tragic ones, so a little progress every day, trying to start back again to how things were before, little by little, as much as you can and continuing your good work will start to make life more normal again. You need to keep thinking of Reeva and how I’m sure she would not want you to give up on your hopes and dreams for the future.

    Take care, I am thinking and praying for you x

  • An Kalambai

    Beste Oscar en Fam.,
    kijk nu alleen maar vooruit, God Bless!

  • Leanne Gericke

    Oscar I will never stop praying for you and the families. You will always be my hero!! Stay strong!! Lots of love and support always!!

  • Jeannine

    Will continue to pray for you and for your beautiful angel to RIP. Take the time to mourn her. Remember also to be good to yourself, the pain right now is immense – one hour at a time, one day at a time – time will ease the pain. You will never forget, but your life will go on. Always remember that this time on earth is minute to what awaits us on the other side – all our loved ones gone before us are waiting for us on that side – try and take comfort in that. We are never gone forever when we die on earth, we merely move to the next place. My heart aches for you and I will continue to believe in your innocence – disregard the media – they are behaving like savages. Take care.

  • Bianca

    Ons bid vir julle almal. Weet dat julle elke dag in ons gedagtes is. Ek stuur my engeltjies vir julle!

  • Carol

    Oscar, all the people above who do not know you personally are sending you messages of encouragement and love. I myself am a stranger to you, but you and Reeva have been in my thoughts and on my heart. I want to encourage you to look forward, this is going to be a long hard road ahead. However with all the love and support you have, you WILL come out the other end victorious. Refer to this page when you are in doubt!
    Your fans and God love you, support you, and believe in you – keep that close to your heart always.

  • DD

    thought i would send this for you all to read and give you strength and peace .. i was given this when i had a tradegy in my life and i always hold it close to my heart .. i hope it does the same for you in your grief at this time …

    TO COMFORT YOU

    Sometimes in life it seems
    That you simply cannot cope
    When burdens seem
    too much to bear
    And you feel youre losing hope
    When each dawn lies heavy
    As you face the day ahead
    With only fear and apprehension
    And a feeling of such dread.
    Yet, so often you forget
    That there is a mighty Power
    Ready to support you
    At each and every hour.
    With a loving hand outstretched
    To help you to guide
    To lead you through the shadows
    And for you to walk beside.

  • Odilia Gomes (Australia)

    The tears run down my face, as I read the many messages sent to you. Those who believe in you send you their prayers, I am also sending you and your family mine. First of all, you have to forgive yourself, to be able to find peace again. It will take a long time to do so, but we are all sending you our love and prayers.
    Odilia (who could be your grandmother)

  • Marli

    Oscar daar is soveel mense wat vir jou bid en in jou glo! Bly sterk, jy is elke dag in ons gebede! Sterkte vir jou en Reeva se families. Daar is soveel goed wat ek kan se, maar weet net als sal beter word. Mens verstaan nie altyd hoekom die goed met ‘n mens moet gebeur nie. “If what ahead scares you and what’s behind hurts you just look above, He never fails you!”. Sterkte vir die pad vorentoe, ons is agter jou en glo in jou!! Liefde en groete

  • Jourika Booyse

    Daar is baie woorde wat ‘n mens kan sê.

    Glo aan God, Hy sal jou deur hierdie moeilike tyd dra, gee jou sorge in Sy hande.

    Hou aan glo, en bid. Daar is geen probleem te groot of te klein vir God nie.

    Jourika

  • Petro Strydom

    As I watched a conference on TBN channel last night I thought of you. The way the devil wants to continue his wrong doings, all the lies of the media, so called friends, people who know better. And Steve Munsey (from America) said that 2013 is the year of miracles, new beginnings, blessings and all curses to become blessings. So from today I will not only pray for you but I will pray that a miracle will happen and that you will feel the presence of God so strongly, that 2013 will be a new beginning for you and that the Lord will guide you into your future, and that every curse of the devil will be reversed and it will become a blessing.

    My hart goes out to the Steenkamp family with the lost of Reeva. And may the Lord heal every broken heart, dry every tear and bless every person in this sad time. May the Lord be your Shepherd to guide, protect and bless you.

    Always remember that the Lord loves you unconditionally and His love will continue today, tomorrow and forever!!!!!

  • Albie Steenkamp

    In tye soos hierdie…het ons nie woorde nie,inteendeel “ons praat is op”.Psm37:7..Rus in die Here en wag geduldig op HOM…
    Ons harte gaan uit na beide jul families….Mag SY LIG en SY wysheid…julle vrede word.

  • Jen Demp

    I feel your pain. My heart goes out to you and your family and Reeva and her family. Stay close to God he will walk you through this. With love

  • Sue Tarleton

    Oscar you are in my thoughts and prayers since that dreadful day when Reeva lost her life. You have shown what a strong person you are in so many ways and I hope that you also may be allowed to grieve in peace for Reeva.

    You have so many people who believe in you, support you and love you all over the world and I hope that this knowledge will help you to come to terms with your loss and prepare you in due course for the forthcoming trial. Be yourself always. Good wishes.

  • http://www.francklotteau.com Franck

    Tout mon soutiens à Oscar et à la mémoire de Reeva…
    Franck

  • Carolyn

    We love you, Oscar. Stay strong.

  • Manu

    Oscar prego per te e per Reeva ogni giorno.
    Non abbatterti…..Mi dispisace tantissimo per la tua perdita.
    Ti sarò sempre accanto.
    Emanuela

  • Abigail

    Dear Oscar, everything there is a season; a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. May this season soon be over.

  • Kate Fisher

    Thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find strength at this difficult time…love from Scotland x x x

  • Madrie (Newcastle KZN)

    Oscar, om al hierdie boodskappe en goeie wense aan jou te lees verlig vir my, wat jou glad nie persoonlik ken nie, die aaklige ontsetting van die tragedie wat jou omhul – hou hieraan vas, daar is soveel mense wat glo in jou en jou ondersteun! Maar meer as dit, hou vas aan God: “people hurt you, God will heal you; people humiliate you, God will magnify you; people judge you, God will justify you…”
    Jy en jou familie asook Reeva se familie bly voortdurend in my gedagtes, en deur die krag van die Heilige Gees sal my gebede vir elkeen wat direk geraak word deur alles, en veral ook vir jou regspan, nie ophou of verflou nie. Sterkte! Jy staan nou waarskynlik voor die grootste toets van jou lewe, maar ek twyfel nie dat jy staande daar deur gaan kom nie..
    (PS. ek sou jou ma kon wees – wat ‘n trotse ma sou ek wees as jy my kind was!!)

    • Suné

      AMEN. Mag ons aanhou om deur die krag van die Heilige Gees vir Oscar en sy familie in te tree, daagliks by Hom te hoor wat om te bid, stil by Hom te sit totdat Hy met ons praat oor hierdie situasie. Hallelujah, aan God al die eer.

  • Michèle Larkin

    Dear Oscar,

    I wish I could find some words to lessen the pain of a tragedy such as yours. You made the world rejoice in your joy and happy when you smiled and I am sure that Reeva had the same effect on those who knew her. Now we are in mourning too. We are crushed by the cruelty and injustice of this tragedy where the adorable young woman you loved was taken away from you and from her parents through an abominable trick of fate. I can’t begin to imagine the scope of your anguish. May you be granted the spirit to come through this immense suffering an even stronger and greater human being.
    You are not alone, you are loved dearly.

    Michèle

    Michèle

  • Miss Karen Connor

    Dear Oscar, you are in my prayers daily and I wanted you to know that God is with you at this painful time. Please know that many people support you and believe in you.
    God Bless you,
    Karen xx

  • Smith Family

    Ditto the above message and sentiments xx

  • Whinny for me

    Remember the good times you had with Reeva
    and all the happiness you shared. The happiness
    she brought you was sadly cut short but your memory of her
    will last a lifetime. Every time you
    run she will be right behind you every step of the way.
    RIP Reeva. God’s garden has a new bloom.

  • Linda C

    Dear Pistorious Family. Please keep Oscar safe and well. Help him to stay the beautiful person he is. Stay strong. Linda

  • Dan

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you, Oscar and Reeva Steenkamp’s family in memory of Reeva. Dear Oscar, I am with you in hard times. Oscar Pistorius ,you are my idol. A fan, Dan

  • Gee (RSA)

    My thoughts & Prayers are with you Oscar and your Family . This is Just what you need for closure in your life, Reeva will always be part of your life, and this will make you cherish her forever. Even though things may seem so senseless to you now, you need to believe that all will be better in time, Hang in there brother , the Lord our God will pull you through, i Pray day and Night for your healing and breakthrough. Our Cry & Prayers as your Supporters will not die in vein, will keep you strong & Content . I aways say that no weapon formed against you shall prosper, the devil might be up in arms right now but he has no place in your life, Thats what i believe, you are such inspiration to many including me dear,

    You are so young, Talented and we still wanna enjoy what God has put through for us, you are such a blessing in our life, You taught me nothing is impossible in this world,( i can achieve anyhting that i set my mind too) Your passion for Running brought South Africans Together, we cheer for you , we talk the same language when we see the passion you unleashed on tracks, what more can we ask for if God has sent us amazing talented person to learn from. You my dear are the worlds greatest. It is unfortunate that this happened to you, but again this tragedy is a lesson to many, that you are a still a human being, with human error distinctive, you make mistakes and you think like us. Hope all things go well today…. RIP REEVA.

  • Catherine UK

    My thoughts and condolences to all involved in this terrible tragedy. Both my brothers died in their mid-twenties, through a medical disaster, so I know some of the pain of lives lost too soon, of grief and the guilt of those left behind. But 25 years on, I still have the capacity for laughter particularly with my young son. Children and pets are life’s great saviours!

    As is the act of growing things. George Bernard Shaw wrote ” The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there”. I have no religious faith but books and the natural world (including gardens) are my closest comforts.

    I wish Oscar his own source of solace soon.

  • ima

    Oscar daar is nie woorde om te beskryf hoe jy voel nie wees net sterk en dink aan al julle goeie tye saam. Dink aan jou en jou familie en Reeva sin.

  • Gurdeep
  • Sarah & Georgie

    Dearest Oscar. Many people in the UK also want to show their support to you, your family and Reeva’s family at this terrible time. We are praying that the truth will be known in spite of all the media stories, your true fans believe in you!!! Sending you encouragement and we are praying for strength and peace for you at this difficult time.

  • Vicky

    So sorry Oscar. Stay strong. Mistakes are made. Time passes and heals. Life goes on. God bless to you and your family and Reeva’s family.

  • http://www.hiswaychristiancommunity.co.za Sue Laubscher

    Without Proverbs 3:5-6 this can’t work Oscar. Praying for you…

    • BarbaraSpence

      “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

  • Hesma

    Still praying for you !

  • Evelyn

    Dear Oscar,
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with all involved in this horrific tragedy, and especially with you. Please stay strong, keep faith, and cherish the love you have for your family and Reeva.

    Dear Pistorius family, please take care of Oscar, and continue to give him all your love and support.

    I truly hope that one day Reeva’s family will be able to forgive this terrible accident …

    God bless you all.

    With all my love and prayers

  • Jinni

    Please let us know how Oscar is doing. He is in the thoughts of so many

  • Sparkies

    love you oscar, take care of yourself and take time to heal, you do have supporters and those who love you, take faith in that

    • http://www.oscarpistorius.com Lesley UK

      Dear Oscar
      You and your family are on my mind from the moment I get up to the time I go to bed at night. I am praying that your loved one s are surrounding you with love. I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through as you grieve for Reeva. I am praying that you will feel the love of people who support you from all over the world. Just tonight I was watching a clip from you tube from 29th August when you appeared on the one show with Ronan Keating. It was shortly after the London Olympics. You looked so happy & looking forward to the Paralympics. Those were golden days & I wish we could turn back time.
      Oscar when you feel stronger I hope you will feel able to read all these heartfelt comments. Nobody will be able yo take away your pain but you will know that there are still many who are walking every step of the way with you.
      Believe in your self & you are half way there
      Keep having faith x

  • Social Butterfly

    Oscar ons is lief vir jou en sal lief bly vir jou, Net God alleen weet wat die uiteinde sal wees…MAAR ons staan dik en dun deur hierdie hele storie agter jou en vertrou dat JY sal los kom vir ewig en altyd ….. FAITH HOPE LOVE …. to you…. van al ons geliefde vriende uit AMERIKA… wat jou ondersteun.

  • Nikki G

    What happened that night was a tragic acciedent and could have happened to any of us. I feel your loss and will keep you and Reeva’s family in my prayers. Its going to be a long, hard journey ahead of you now, be strong and keep your head held high in the end the truth shall set you free.

    Love
    Nikki

  • Fatima

    Dear Oscar,

    You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Have faith and trust in the Almighty, as you deal with each moment, of every day.

  • Gurdeep

    OP Support Page ‏ @OP37079442
    This Page is A support Page For OP Please Pray For Him and Reeva

  • Ben Wiggs

    Oscar, keeping holding your head up high as you travel along this long path. Hopefully you realise many people are supporting you along the way. Slowly by forgiving yourself you will in turn be forgiven by others.

    Remember these words? ” people perceive you the way you perceive yourself” They are your words from your book.

    • Jean

      Oscar, you are the example that the soul of the umankind is sitll alive…please remain strong and continue your opera.

  • lara

    Dear Oscar,
    I do hope u or a family member gets to read this.But pls do take what im about to say seriously.
    God is still on the throne and he still has true men of God working for him.Im just an unknown who is grievin so much for you.please send someone to Nigeria to see the man of God prophet T B Johua at the synagogue church of all nations.Your problem is a small one.There is nothing God cant do.Please visit the website or try watchin the channel on satelit.it might convince you.
    On my own im going to wrap your picture round the anointing water and i believe if you r innocent you ll come out of this.
    do take this serious.

  • Suné

    Rom 8:15 For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
    Rom 8:16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:
    Rom 8:17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.
    Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.
    Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.
    Rom 8:20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope
    Rom 8:21 that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
    Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
    Rom 8:23 And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
    Rom 8:24 For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for who hopeth for that which he seeth?
    Rom 8:25 But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
    Rom 8:26 And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;
    Rom 8:27 and he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
    Rom 8:28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
    Rom 8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:
    Rom 8:30 and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
    Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
    Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also with him freely give us all things?
    Rom 8:33 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth;
    Rom 8:34 who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, that was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
    Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    Rom 8:36 Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
    Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
    Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
    Rom 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • Noma

    To Oscar & the Steenkamp Family,

    God’s love endures for ever. Praying for your souls to be healed and upheld. Let the Lord be your fortress during these trying times.