Many of you have been asking what you can do for us. I have thought about it since Monday and these are the things God laid on my heart.
1. Make church a priority because God is your priority. Don’t go to church because it’s the right thing to do, or to socialize, but because you have a sincere desire to learn more about God. Obviously I recommend Berean Baptist Church, but find any Bible believing church and attend faithfully. I cannot imagine enduring such a loss without having a solid church family. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I almost didn’t attend this past Sunday because I had some intestinal issues. Tim had been called into work at 3:30 in the morning and we were all tired. But I thank God I attended the day before his death. People got to see him one last time and he heard the Word of God one last time on earth.
2. Husbands and wives stay married. Tim and I have had our rough times in our marriage and what I discovered is when that happened one of us was selfish (usually me). If you are going to church and your priority is God, your marriage will be sustained even when the storms of life come by.
3. “Stay the stuff” as Pastor Sean has put it often in the last 5 years I’ve heard him preach. Do not walk away from your faith. Lean on Him. Love Him. Teach your children about Him. Honor Him with your life. Live in such a way that everyone knows you have Christ and they want Him in their life as well.
4. Pray for us. We have a difficult road ahead of us. Tim and I need prayer. The girls need prayer. Our family needs prayer. Babuskha and Uncle Tolya need prayer. I intend to mail a letter expression our love for Brandon, but also my faith in Christ.
Thanks so much for all you’ve done for us already.
Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.