We would like to take this time to thank everyone for your prayers and condolences these past weeks while our mom's health failed, and on her passing on January 17th, 2018. We were truly blessed to been born into a family with such a wonderful mom and mother-in-law.
While it is hard to lose someone so special, she had made it easy by her devotion to the Lord and her desire to go see Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:8 was on her mind continually this past year, "Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord." NLT
This is what she had written down for instructions for her service and I quote "death in the Lord is not a tragedy / death with the Lord is triumph and joy everlasting" and she added "Let the message be one of comfort - but more importantly one stressing the necessity and urgency of claiming and confessing Jesus Christ as the only way to have eternal life in Heaven."
With mom's passing we grieve, but also celebrate that she has gone where she has desired to go. We are also reminded of the "urgency and necessity" of Matthew 28:19 "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
Again, thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Jeff and Rhonda
"death in the Lord is not a tragedy / death with the Lord is triumph and joy everlasting"