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Sue Volkmann
Sue Volkmann
Blessings to you, Marcia, as you face the holiday season as a single and not a couple.  May God in His wonderful grace sustain and care for you, so that you may indeed delight in the joy of the season and the Incarnation.  I'm sure that in sharing your journey and pain and hope.....that many others (especially women alone) will be comforted in their journeys, knowing there is a God who cares about them personally.  

Craig Barnes in his book, WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS, reminds me again that I'm not the author of my life, but I have a choice as to how I will live it.  
Knowing what I remember about you,  there is much of life to be lived fully and joyfully as the grief diminishes, but not the sweet memories of Steve.

Love and God bless,
Sue Volkmann

Priscilla Young
Priscilla Young
Marcia, praying for your trip to Ethiopia and so thankful that you have the opportunity to do this. I am also thrilled that the Strauss Scholarship has been expanded to honor Steve. Since I worked with that fund for so many years, it came to my mind that it could include and honor Steve as well. What a blessing it will continue to be for many students. God's blessing in your trip! Priscilla Young
Eunice Gick
Eunice Gick
Hi Marcia:

You are on your 31 hour trip to Ethiopia at this time and our prayers are with you for safety in travel and good health as you visit and share with your dear friends and co-workers from 19 years of faithful ministry.  I am grateful you have your blog site and will continue to pray for you.  May God bless you and comfort you as you grieve the loss of your beloved Steve. 

Love and prayers,
Mike and Eunice Gick
Tracy Graudin
Tracy Graudin
Dear Marcia--I read your blog post and found a YouTube video of someone singing "Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer".I think it is truly evidence of God's merciful grace that you made it through the song with a steady voice.

Steve and I have been praying for your time in Ethiopia and will continue to pray over the next few weeks. We are praying that our God would sustain you during the grueling trip and that, once there, you might have a precious time of remembering the past and continuing progress in the journey of grief you are walking.

Much love and many prayers,

Tracy  
Cora Perrine
Cora Perrine
Hi Marcia,  thanks for the update!!  It's always heart warming to hear from you and knowing God is giving you new strength and courage as you face each new day!!  I'm sure your time in Ethiopia will be a wonderful time as you share love back and forth with your friends there!!  You will be a blessing to them as they see God leading you through your time of sorrow as you continue to trust Him through it all!!!  You are a special servant for the Kingdom of God!!  Praying for your safety!! Love, Cora
Terri Wells
Terri Wells
My prayers go with you, my friend.  I pray that you have a safe and joyful journey to Ethiopia and will stay connected with you through your blog.  May your visit be filled with joy, praise and remembrance that become precious memories for the rest of your life. 

Love to you,
Terri
Ken and Gwen Baker
Ken and Gwen Baker
This will be my last post then here, but we are completely committed to following what is happening in your life and praying for you.  Look forward for a "debrief" of the next months as Father leads you, as you hear from His Spirit and feel the love and clarity of you Master, Jesus.  We love you and pray for you.

Love Gwen, for Ken too
Liz McGregor
Liz McGregor
Marcia,

We are weeping with sadness, joy, anticipation, love, thanksgiving and awe as we think back and as we look forward...what a muddle of emotions!  Thank you one more time for allowing us to walk this tough, pain filled road with you.  It has been, for both of us, something of a life challenging and life changing experience because you have allowed us to stay close to you through it.  Thank you.

We can't think of a better way for DTS to honour Steve than this scholarship in his and his Dad's name. Young women and men will bless the nations in days to come because of this.  

Be assured we will stay connected.  Through your blog yes, but we also look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh some day.  Before then, we'll get to give you a big hug and enjoy your company in Addis.  Thank you, Lord!

Travel well, travel in peace.  We are praying for you over these next 2 days of travel at each meal time as we did when Steve was sick.    Our love Liz and Malcolm
Terri Wells
Terri Wells
My prayers go with you, my friend.  I pray that you have a safe and joyful journey to Ethiopia and will stay connected with you through your blog.  May your visit be filled with joy, praise and remembrance that become precious memories for the rest of your life. 

Love to you,
Terri
Ken and Gwen Baker
Ken and Gwen Baker
This will be my last post then here, but we are completely committed to following what is happening in your life and praying for you.  Look forward for a "debrief" of the next months as Father leads you, as you hear from His Spirit and feel the love and clarity of you Master, Jesus.  We love you and pray for you.

Love Gwen, for Ken too
Sue Volkmann
Sue Volkmann
Blessings to you, Marcia, as you face the holiday season as a single and not a couple.  May God in His wonderful grace sustain and care for you, so that you may indeed delight in the joy of the season and the Incarnation.  I'm sure that in sharing your journey and pain and hope.....that many others (especially women alone) will be comforted in their journeys, knowing there is a God who cares about them personally.  

Craig Barnes in his book, WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS, reminds me again that I'm not the author of my life, but I have a choice as to how I will live it.  
Knowing what I remember about you,  there is much of life to be lived fully and joyfully as the grief diminishes, but not the sweet memories of Steve.

Love and God bless,
Sue Volkmann

Priscilla Young
Priscilla Young
Marcia, praying for your trip to Ethiopia and so thankful that you have the opportunity to do this. I am also thrilled that the Strauss Scholarship has been expanded to honor Steve. Since I worked with that fund for so many years, it came to my mind that it could include and honor Steve as well. What a blessing it will continue to be for many students. God's blessing in your trip! Priscilla Young
Eunice Gick
Eunice Gick
Hi Marcia:

You are on your 31 hour trip to Ethiopia at this time and our prayers are with you for safety in travel and good health as you visit and share with your dear friends and co-workers from 19 years of faithful ministry.  I am grateful you have your blog site and will continue to pray for you.  May God bless you and comfort you as you grieve the loss of your beloved Steve. 

Love and prayers,
Mike and Eunice Gick
Tracy Graudin
Tracy Graudin
Dear Marcia--I read your blog post and found a YouTube video of someone singing "Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer".I think it is truly evidence of God's merciful grace that you made it through the song with a steady voice.

Steve and I have been praying for your time in Ethiopia and will continue to pray over the next few weeks. We are praying that our God would sustain you during the grueling trip and that, once there, you might have a precious time of remembering the past and continuing progress in the journey of grief you are walking.

Much love and many prayers,

Tracy  
Cora Perrine
Cora Perrine
Hi Marcia,  thanks for the update!!  It's always heart warming to hear from you and knowing God is giving you new strength and courage as you face each new day!!  I'm sure your time in Ethiopia will be a wonderful time as you share love back and forth with your friends there!!  You will be a blessing to them as they see God leading you through your time of sorrow as you continue to trust Him through it all!!!  You are a special servant for the Kingdom of God!!  Praying for your safety!! Love, Cora
Liz McGregor
Liz McGregor
Marcia,

We are weeping with sadness, joy, anticipation, love, thanksgiving and awe as we think back and as we look forward...what a muddle of emotions!  Thank you one more time for allowing us to walk this tough, pain filled road with you.  It has been, for both of us, something of a life challenging and life changing experience because you have allowed us to stay close to you through it.  Thank you.

We can't think of a better way for DTS to honour Steve than this scholarship in his and his Dad's name. Young women and men will bless the nations in days to come because of this.  

Be assured we will stay connected.  Through your blog yes, but we also look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh some day.  Before then, we'll get to give you a big hug and enjoy your company in Addis.  Thank you, Lord!

Travel well, travel in peace.  We are praying for you over these next 2 days of travel at each meal time as we did when Steve was sick.    Our love Liz and Malcolm
Priscilla Young
Priscilla Young
Marcia, praying for your trip to Ethiopia and so thankful that you have the opportunity to do this. I am also thrilled that the Strauss Scholarship has been expanded to honor Steve. Since I worked with that fund for so many years, it came to my mind that it could include and honor Steve as well. What a blessing it will continue to be for many students. God's blessing in your trip! Priscilla Young
Cora Perrine
Cora Perrine
Hi Marcia,  thanks for the update!!  It's always heart warming to hear from you and knowing God is giving you new strength and courage as you face each new day!!  I'm sure your time in Ethiopia will be a wonderful time as you share love back and forth with your friends there!!  You will be a blessing to them as they see God leading you through your time of sorrow as you continue to trust Him through it all!!!  You are a special servant for the Kingdom of God!!  Praying for your safety!! Love, Cora
Terri Wells
Terri Wells
My prayers go with you, my friend.  I pray that you have a safe and joyful journey to Ethiopia and will stay connected with you through your blog.  May your visit be filled with joy, praise and remembrance that become precious memories for the rest of your life. 

Love to you,
Terri
Sue Volkmann
Sue Volkmann
Blessings to you, Marcia, as you face the holiday season as a single and not a couple.  May God in His wonderful grace sustain and care for you, so that you may indeed delight in the joy of the season and the Incarnation.  I'm sure that in sharing your journey and pain and hope.....that many others (especially women alone) will be comforted in their journeys, knowing there is a God who cares about them personally.  

Craig Barnes in his book, WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS, reminds me again that I'm not the author of my life, but I have a choice as to how I will live it.  
Knowing what I remember about you,  there is much of life to be lived fully and joyfully as the grief diminishes, but not the sweet memories of Steve.

Love and God bless,
Sue Volkmann

Tracy Graudin
Tracy Graudin
Dear Marcia--I read your blog post and found a YouTube video of someone singing "Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer".I think it is truly evidence of God's merciful grace that you made it through the song with a steady voice.

Steve and I have been praying for your time in Ethiopia and will continue to pray over the next few weeks. We are praying that our God would sustain you during the grueling trip and that, once there, you might have a precious time of remembering the past and continuing progress in the journey of grief you are walking.

Much love and many prayers,

Tracy  
Eunice Gick
Eunice Gick
Hi Marcia:

You are on your 31 hour trip to Ethiopia at this time and our prayers are with you for safety in travel and good health as you visit and share with your dear friends and co-workers from 19 years of faithful ministry.  I am grateful you have your blog site and will continue to pray for you.  May God bless you and comfort you as you grieve the loss of your beloved Steve. 

Love and prayers,
Mike and Eunice Gick
Ken and Gwen Baker
Ken and Gwen Baker
This will be my last post then here, but we are completely committed to following what is happening in your life and praying for you.  Look forward for a "debrief" of the next months as Father leads you, as you hear from His Spirit and feel the love and clarity of you Master, Jesus.  We love you and pray for you.

Love Gwen, for Ken too
Liz McGregor
Liz McGregor
Marcia,

We are weeping with sadness, joy, anticipation, love, thanksgiving and awe as we think back and as we look forward...what a muddle of emotions!  Thank you one more time for allowing us to walk this tough, pain filled road with you.  It has been, for both of us, something of a life challenging and life changing experience because you have allowed us to stay close to you through it.  Thank you.

We can't think of a better way for DTS to honour Steve than this scholarship in his and his Dad's name. Young women and men will bless the nations in days to come because of this.  

Be assured we will stay connected.  Through your blog yes, but we also look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh some day.  Before then, we'll get to give you a big hug and enjoy your company in Addis.  Thank you, Lord!

Travel well, travel in peace.  We are praying for you over these next 2 days of travel at each meal time as we did when Steve was sick.    Our love Liz and Malcolm