Monday, September 22, 2008

David's Father

We received word that David's father passed away gently at 8:00 Sunday evening (CDT).  He was surrounded by David's brother, his two sisters, and his mother.  As we grieve we rejoice in a life well lived.  

When we were with Jake and Margaret late in August before we returned to Africa, we agreed to begin reading the Psalms together, one per day, knowing that we would be sharing the same words of the Lord even thousands of miles away.  Today's reading is Psalm 26 and seems especially appropriate.  From verses 1,  8 and 12:  " . . . I have trusted in the Lord without wavering . . .  I love the house where you live, O Lord, the place where your glory dwells. . .  My feet stand on level ground; in the great assembly I will praise the Lord."

David's sister Debbie had a double blow on Sunday.  Her mother-in-law passed away early Sunday morning in Kerrville.  She too had been very ill.  Debbie's husband and sons had been keeping vigil in Texas as Debbie ministered to Jake in Searcy.  

Our bags are packed and we will be on our way to the airport in Livingstone soon.  We should arrive in Little Rock Tuesday afternoon.  

Your prayers are appreciated.  



Christina Jay said...

Our prayers are with you and all of your family.

Safe travels and God's blessings,
The Jays

Angela said...

David and Linda,

You guys are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God grant you peace and strength.

Love and blessings,
John and Angela Estes

Olivia said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We pray that you will all be filled with God's peace.

Travel safely.

Bill Ulrich said...

We talked to Ba Bayles and Ruhtt & Shepherd last night and heard about your loss. We know what you are going thru as Bill's father went home while we were in Zambia in 2001. Our prayers are with you. May you be comforted as you spend this precious time with family and friends. Blessings, Wendy & Bill Ulrich

Mark and Jamie said...

May God's loving arms of comfort surround you at this time. We love you, Jamie