We wait in expectation and belief that the Lord has a purpose for all things…and we know He will be glorified in all things. It’s crazy to think that THIS time last week Richard and the boys were in Zambia at Sinia (one of Wiphan’s schools) with Labstone. Wednesday he came down with a headache from the car accident he had had weeks earlier. And on Friday, he went to be with the Lord. The events that happened between Wednesday to Friday are much to hard to write about–and we are all saddened by this loss. Yesterday was the burial ceremony for our friend and brother in Christ Labstone. Our hearts were there–and we will look forward to visiting his sweet family and telling his children about the legacy that they each have in their daddy. We celebrate his life–and our years of service with him…(please turn music off at website top before playing)
Please keep his precious family in the weeks, months and years ahead as the Lord brings them to your mind. You can read Kristin’s blogpost she posted today on praying for joy to the sorrowing. He has always been faithful to us…and we know He will also be faithful to them.
I’m not sure about you…but I can’t wait to head over again. Richard and I are already plotting the next visit. There is nothing like getting involved with a community and deciding to plant yourself there for the years to come…to develop long-standing relationships and watch children grow…to love them as your own…to worship with them…grow with them…serve with them. If you are interested in how you can get involved with serving with us at Wiphan Care Ministry, please contact me or come to the orphan care breakout session at one of the Created for Care retreats. OR consider going with us on one of our next trips…
Blessings to you all today,