Over the past few years, God has placed within us a desire for mercy ministry. With this call, he has provided us with a number of wonderful opportunities to love and grace others. But whereas we originally began answering the call with the idea that we would be bringing mercy and grace to others, we have come to find that transformative power in God’s call has more frequently been directed towards us. God has taught us many things over the past few years. Just when I feel I’m getting to the point where I “get it," God reminds me that he still has quite a bit of work to do on me.
We had wondered what it would be like to lose someone for the first time once we moved overseas and couldn't necessarily go back to the States. We only made it 7 months before finding out, with the loss of Derek's grandfather on his mother's side. This is the eulogy we wrote for his funeral, and we're so grateful that it was so easy to write because of the trust we have of where he is now in Heaven.
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