The family of missing country singer Craig Strickland have been holding vigils at the family's church in Springdale, Arkansas, allowing friends and loved ones to gather together and pray for his safe return.
Cross Church Minister Greg Jones released a statement to ET on Tuesday, sharing, "The Stricklands are dealing with a traumatic situation as a result are hurting but their faith and resolve remains strong."
Strickland, 29, and his friend, Chase Morland, 22, went missing after their boat capsized during a duck hunt in Oklahoma over the weekend. Morland's body was recovered on Monday.
Hopes for finding Strickland were raised when his dog, who accompanied the duo on their hunting trip, was found alive -- but the search continues for the 29-year-old singer.
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Country star Craig Strickland found dead after hunting trip
Craig Strickland's family 'hurting' as search continues, but their 'faith and resolve remains strong'
This undated image released by Lightfly Creative shows Craig Strickland, lead singer of Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Strickland, 29, of Springdale, Ark., died at Kaw Lake, near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line after he and Chase Moreland disappeared on a hunting trip. Strickland'sbody was recovered on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The body of Morland, 22, of Van Buren, Ark., was recovered Dec. 28. (Brian Armas/Lightfly Creative via AP)
Thank you so much @kristinathomasphotography for sending these beautiful pictures of us. I am crying because they make my heart so full of love for this man. I love him with every fiber of my being. And I want to thank everyone for all the love, kind words and support they have sent to our family. Thank you for continuing to pray without stopping. Because of you we have been able to make it through this difficult time. Thank you for loving us and Chase's family.
Thank you @CrossChurch and @shilohsaints For holding a prayer session for Craig for the past two nights. I couldn't make it through life without all of you. Thank you to all the people who have come up, called, and messaged me to shower me with love. Thank you to @backroadanthem for loving me as a sister and being there for our family every step of the way. Thank you to all the OK law enforcement agencies that have cared so much through this crisis.
I'm sorry I can't thank everyone for everything you have done. But know that I love you and appreciate every single call, text, hug and prayer. To update everyone, the search for Craig has been called for the night and will resume in the morning. We love you and appreciate you more than words can say. Please continue to pray for both our and Chase's family.
From Little Rock last night to now sitting in a tree in Brown County Illinois... Ready to give an Illinois buck a ride in the back of the truck... 👊🏼
Thank you everyone who will be there tonight. You have no idea what that means to me and does for my heart. I am so blessed to have my CrossChurch and Shiloh family. I wouldn't be able to walk through this difficult moment without all of you. Thank you all. Love you ❤️
Merry Christmas from the Stricklands ☺️ #PrettyWife #Christmas
#missusa2015 with my love ❤️ @backroadcraig
I'm so incredibly happy a member of our Vanbros family won it!!! So proud to have judged you at Miss OK USA @missusa! You did amazing!! 👑💖👏🏻
Well that was fun... #KendrickFincher #Arkansas
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A source at Cross Church told ET that Strickland's wife, Helen, and father, Randy, have been participating in group vigils for the last two days, and a staff member of the church has been staying with them for support.
The source says that nearly 100 people attended Tuesday night's vigil, and that those in attendance have been praying and sharing memories of Strickland and Morland.
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"We are praying for comfort and peace for the Moreland and Strickland families and for safety for those involved in the search," the source told ET. "We also want to offer an opportunity for those in our community who know and love them to have a place to come together and show their support during this difficult time. We, of course, continue to pray for Craig's safe return to his family."
According to Jones, the Stricklands feel that the prayers of friends and family are "sustaining them."