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Coping with an unimaginable loss

Karen and I are sitting in the Paris airport coming home from Romania. We’re still a little numb.   Yesterday an AIM participant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, was killed in an automobile accident.  I’m not going to mention her name in case word hasn’t gotten out to everyone yet. …
By Seth Barnes
Karen and I are sitting in the Paris airport coming home from Romania. We’re still a little numb.
 
Yesterday an AIM participant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, was killed in an automobile accident.  I’m not going to mention her name in case word hasn’t gotten out to everyone yet. But I’m told she was a real star – a young lady who set an example to everyone she touched. Certainly she did so by following God’s call on her life and ministering to
the poor in South Africa. She loved Jesus and died serving him, and I thank
God for her life.
 
Last night we called her parents. It makes you ask, “What are the limits to what God expects of us?” I know he wants to give everything to him, but this is beyond heart-breaking.

God has called us to a road that is sometimes more than we can bear. And this feels like one of those times. I’ll share more when I’m able.
 
Some of you have had to deal with tragedy. It is so hard to make sense of events like this. Please pray for the family as they cope with this unimaginable loss. And if you have words of consolation that we can pass along, please feel free to share them.

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