From a friend: Mom’s eternal home is about done…
A friend’s son wrote this. It is one of the most eloquent, God-trusting announcements I’ve ever heard someone share that his mom is nearing death.
Our friend is a retired SIM missionary we first met in Nigeria. She and her husband served in Zaria in Nigeria. When they retired from the mission field, they launched into their second mission career working with international students at Texas A&M University and made Grace Bible Church their home church. Grace Bible is the church that sent Kay and I off to Nigeria.
Mom’s spirit and strength are such an inspiration. As many of you know, Mom has, since Dad passed away 12 years ago, stayed so very busy here in Sebring. She has continued to serve God by serving others in many different capacities such as teaching young children to ministering and helping the elderly, both here in the village and at her church. God has quite suddenly asked her to change directions in her life. Mom has handled this difficult directional change with such fortitude and grace. But after all, it’s really God’s grace and strength and unending love that we’re seeing every day. Jesus directed Mom, and all of us, in John 14, “Do not let your hearts be troubled”. He promised her that He would be preparing a place for her. Mom’s eternal home is about done and I think I know one person by the name of [Dad] who is getting very excited!