MARCH 17, 2013- The family of a missing Erie teen is hoping the power of prayer will bring him back home.
As we first reported, it has been nearly two months since 17-year-old Jacob Samusenko disappeared.
Two searches have been held and nothing has turned up.
The family says it is now in God's hands.
Family members and friends of missing 17-year-old Jacob Samusenko filled the RussianUkranianEvangelicalBaptistChurch Sunday evening.
This is the church Jacob and his family attend each week.... It's a place that has become a second home to the Samusenko's who have felt a void since Jacob disappeared in late January.
"It's very important to not give up. It's family. You never give up on your family," Says Peter Samusenko, Jacob's little brother.
"It's hard knowing he's gone and we miss him a lot and hope we will find him soon." Says Angela Blousov, Jacob's Cousin.
Those in attendance fasted, prayed and sang in Russian for the missing teen they described as fun loving, pure and dedicated to his family......
"He was a good kid...just very awesome... Special," says Blousov.
Jacob's aunt and friends tell us as time passes, the days are not becoming any easier.
"It's too hard. And I want him back," says Raisa Zhidkov, Jacob's aunt.
"Realistically speaking we don't know. We just don't know. We're hoping he comes home but definitely uncertainty in the air," says Olga Perediry, a youth group member who knew Jacob.
And although, it has been nearly two months, family and friends tell us their faith continues to grow.
"I think everything is in god's hands. And so we're just waiting," says Nadezhda Samusenko, Jacob's Mother.
Family members tell us there still are not any clear leads in the case.
If you have any information regarding Jacob's disappearance, contact Erie Police at 814-870-1125.
A $10 thousand dollar reward is available.