LIBERTY, Mo. - "Hi, I'm Chad Rogers."
Videos Chad posted in the last year by the missing Liberty, Mo., runner Chad Rogers are now giving those who don't know him a glimpse into his life-- which includes a proud father showing off his son.
"He is just such a great picture of faith," his brother Ryan Rogers said.
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Chad's younger brother Ryan is relying on his own faith.
"We need a hug and a prayer and that's all we need," Ryan said.
Tim Fritson shares a lot of connections with Chad.
They are both runners and youth pastors.
"Basically since kindergarten he's functioned almost like an older brother to me," Fritson said, "I think he drew strength hearing what the Lord did in other people's lives and what he sees God doing in his own."
Chad's exterior reflects that.
"People just see oh just another guy with tattoos and everything like that but not really but those things mean, every one of those things mean something to him," Ryan said.
Chad's ink even inspired Ryan, prompting the two to get matching "little brother" and "big brother tattoos."
"He says that I got the cooler one. His looks just like the letter R," Ryan said.
The letter that could also easily stand for religion is something that is bringing comfort to a community waiting.
"It's just so incredible with what faith can do. Everyone bands together," Ryan said.