Carol Wilson Update

Stage 4 Cancer brought many challenges--and also a host of loving and praying friends. Almost-daily postings to this site are to help my friends walk with me through this journey, and to express my gratitude to them and especially to God...On 7/8/08 Carol passed through that final curtain of death and is now healed. We thank God for her life and "arrival"! Chuck

Saturday, July 25, 2015

He has shown you...

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.   And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  (Micah 6:8)

I returned from a beautiful memorial service a few minutes ago for a dear friend, Ron, who with his wife Joan, went overseas to serve the Lord and the people of Bolivia in 1960.  Retiring from leadership of the mission in 1999, didn’t last long.  In 2000 Ron and Joan returned to Bolivia for seven more years serving as support staff continuing to impact multitudes for Christ.  Parkinson’s along with other maladies slowed Ron down a bit, but even during his several hospital stays these past months and the advancement of his illness, he was not deterred from his focus upon people and their need for a Savior.  In spite of pain and sickness, every time I visited him in the hospital, he was focused on the staff and others.  A challenge to each of us who knew him.  As I sat there today, I thought of Ron as a Micah 6:8 man.  He will be greatly missed, but I assure you, never forgotten by great numbers of us that were impacted by his life!

Another dear friend, Stuart certainly fits the Micah description.  His Multiple Myeloma has slipped down the priority list now that he has been diagnosed with CID which is so much faster moving and has no known treatment, providing for a short window of reasonable health ahead.  With that, Stuart and Donna have accelerated their plans to move to Sebring, so activities are moving rapidly on both ends with family and friends working together to hopefully have them here on August 6th.  Moving is always stressful but coupled with the health and medical issues they face, it must appear nearly impossible to them at times.  When asked if I thought it possible, I had to admit to Stuart that humanly it appeared an impossibility but I have seen for too many miracles from the Lord these past months to rule it out.  I believe that it will become a reality!  Please pray for a special measure of strength and peace for Stuart as well of all the family as they work together to accomplish this task.  Not only is it energy draining, but also emotional for family members, putting many hours between them.  But they all agree on it being the best plan and are diligently working to that end. 

What a joy it is to have the assurance of knowing that in a moment of time, we can move from the agony and discomfort of this world into a “new world” of total freedom from all of that unpleasantness into joy and contentment that will never end…if we know the Savior that makes it all possible.

I trust that you will have a blessed Sunday preparing and encouraging others in preparation for that long awaited, but sooner than anticipated day!

Love to all,


Chuck

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