There’s a book that sits on my office desk, right next to my Bible. It’s worn and the pages are yellowed now, after years of being read. I’ve written notes in the margins. Page co…
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I knew her for just over three short years. But in that time I came to admire her for her strength and unwavering faith, her joy and kindness to all she ever knew.
I don’t pretend to know the reason she is gone from us, but I know she is with Father, and that’s where our, my, focus must be. He did not curse her with disease, not did the enemy come in and ravage her body. He doesn’t have that power. She defeated the enemy at every turn. And he has no say in our life or our death. I don’t understand but I don’t have to.
Wanda, thank you for being my friend and sister. Thank you for loving me, and speaking into my life. Thank you for believing in me and encouraging me every time you saw me, even in the midst of your own battle. I am ever thankful Father saw fit to bring you into my life. I am blessed to have known you, and rejoice with you in the presence of the angels before Father’s throne. I rejoice that you are no longer in pain, no longer suffering, but are free to do what you love most, and that is worship our Father.
In three short years my life has changed more than probably all the prior years combined, and you played no small part in that. I know even when we didn’t get to speak, you were praying for me, and so many others. I felt the power of those prayers, and still do every day.
The legacy you leave behind is widespread and far reaching, and we will never know how many lives you touched til we are home with you, and see with Father’s eyes.
Wanda, thank you for giving to the Lord. I am a life that was changed.
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I’ve always had a heart for Africa, and I’ve always had a heart for kids. Especially orphans. And this mission, Dominion Children’s Home in Eldoret, Kenya, encompasses all of those things.
My heart’s desire is to go to visit the home someday, to meet the kids and staff there, and to minister in whatever capacity I might be needed. And I know from prior experience, I will be the one more changed for such a thing.
As with any mission, they work on a bare bones budget. My heart longs to give to these children, daily necessities, things we take for granted. And I share with you today to garner support for these kids.
Dominion Children’s Home has captured my heart, and I hope it does yours as well. I will be putting together fund raising efforts, and will post when I do. If you feel prompted to offer support in any way, comment on today’s post and I’ll get you information to make it happen.
Some of the children there need sponsors. And if that’s something that speaks to your heart, I’ll get your name to the director, Ann Fyall, and one of us will get pictures of the children to you.
If this seems discombobulated and scattered, it is. I haven’t put anything together, except this plea. I like to plan and I like all the details in place. But I also didn’t want to wait to get word out. Especially with Christmas coming. I’d love to send some fun goodies for the kids—and staff—for Christmas.
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