Ministry Update – 11th Jan 2016
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Loss . . . It comes in many different forms and can leave you reeling and in pain. We have experienced two specific losses over the last few weeks. Both very different but both painful.
The first loss was the death of a close friend of ours (Tim Pickering) who was also Daniel’s God-father. He was in his mid-forties and leaves behind a wife and two young children. It happened very suddenly on the 15th December and we are still in shock. Please pray for his wife Kath and children Abigail and Caleb. We feel the distance in the fact that we can’t be there to help Kath or even to give her a hug. But we know that no distance is too far for our prayers to penetrate and that ultimately God can comfort them far better than we can. Still hurts.
The second loss was far less tragic but will have a big impact on us none the less. When we first came to Nigeria we spent the first three weeks staying with the Holman family: Ian, Lizz and their kids Edward, William and Kathryn (not to mention Harry who has been born since then). Ian and Lizz are both Wycliffe missionary kids, just like Tim and I are, and we became really good friends. On the 30th December they left Jos to return to the UK for the forseeable future. Our whole family will miss them very much.
Please pray for us as we process these losses.
Pray Comfort and peace for Kath and the kids Good transition for the Holman’s as they move to the UK
Praise We serve a faithful God who remains our loving Father even when everything else is falling apart