According to the Christian Post on Sept. 21, Henry Blackaby was missing for 29 hours. The 78-year-old author left his house in the South Atlanta area Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. There was no contact from him until police found him Friday night. His family speculated he might have become disoriented due to the diabetes.
Blackaby was pulled over by police while driving away from a convenience store in Tifton where he had used his credit card to buy water. Before that he had used the card to buy a coke in Fitzgerald and prior to that used the card to buy gas in Perry, Georgia.
Christian leaders from around the nation have been praying since the news spread that the Southern Baptist leader was missing.
Members of his church were gathering for a prayer vigil while others are assisting police in the search.
The request for prayers for Blackaby's safe return on his website was replaced on Friday with a statement announcing that he has been fournd.
His family posted the following statement on his website:
"The Blackaby family would like everyone to know that Henry has been found and is safe. His health concerns are being addressed and we will keep everyone posted with the news. We wish to express to everyone our appreciation and gratitude for the prayers and concern over the last 29 hours. Henry has taught us that we can experience God in the good and the bad times. We thank God that we have experienced his grace, peace, and faithfulness in these times."
Blackaby is being examined for health concerns since he is a diabetic.
The Southern Baptist minister, Blackaby is known worldwide for his best-selling book "Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God," which sold more than 7 million copies and was translated into 45 languages.