Thursday, June 28, 2007

You will be missed .

I have started this post several times in the last couple of days, and each time I have not had the release to continue.

If you have been following the postings you will see entries from Jamie. he is a pastor friend of ours who is a great supporter of the people of Central Asia. For a couple of weeks he and his friend Rick, one of the board members from his church ,have been in Town.
Monday evening while on a layover in England, Rick passed away .
This was a terrible shock for his family and for Pastor Jamie and friends at the church. My heart breaks for them. Rick has been such a strong advocate , not only of his home church, but also the work in Central Asia. I met him a few times at different missions fundraisers . I can just imagine the emotions he felt only a couple of days earlier as he was putting his faith into action . Rick , with money in hand , had Sergey take to the market . They purchased up a truck load of food and supplies and brought them to the orphanage.
Its fitting that Rick's final days were spent "visiting the widows and orphans in their time of need"
Rick will be truly missed on so many levels. Please join with us in remembering his family and friends in your prayers.

James 1:27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

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