Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Just There..."

When transporting people to their village homes in Uganda, we are often directed with the phrase, “My home is just there.” In actual fact, “just there” can mean many more hours down the road. Or it could be around the next corner…

Pain and loss are irrefutable facts as we live our life on this planet.

The blow never fails to take the wind out of me though.

Unbelievable news. Shocking alarm. The weight of grief.

When the pain and loss is far away…we feel it…

But when it happens on the roads which you, yourself travel…the reality settles like an elephant sitting on your chest.

The undeniable truth that each day is a gift. We are not guaranteed tomorrow.

And that our Home is, really, in another place, entirely.

Two fellow workers on this Ugandan soil…are in that Home today.
They went much too soon for our comfort…
They went too early for our understanding…

We mourn,now, with hope…

And unquestioning faith…that they were received very well when they reached…”Just There…”

To the families, co-workers and friends of Adam Langford and Moses Kimeze…may God’s presence be very evident to you through the valley you pass through now. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our constant prayers.


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Anonymous said...

i just heard the heart breaking news last night. we are sad for both these families.

Patty said...

We're praying for all of you who are closest to the loss.

Anonymous said...

To all those who were touched by these brothers deaths. We are praying for you. We are from different denominations- but we are all working towards a common heavenly goal here in Uganda. You don't know us- but we love you and we are here linking arms with you in prayer as you mourn your loss.
By His grace,

Dawnette said...

Cheryl, we are praying for that elephant to become lighter and for peace to surround you. May God bless each of their families and yours as you mourn the loss of such faithful servants.

Jim Coffey said...

I tried to write something and got all choked up and had to go get some coffee... which is kinda ironic.

Mega prayers.

I don't handle it well when bad things happen to little kids... and losing a daddy is about as bad as it gets.

Anonymous said...

We heard this news earlier this week as well. Our hearts are aching for the loss of these men, for their families, and for all of the missionaries there in Uganda. You all have been continuously in our thoughts and prayers.