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Eugenio Restrepo April 13th
Queridísima Nancy! Te enviamos hoy un abrazo lleno de mucho cariño, amor, bendiciones y sanidad por tu vida! Qué el Señor te guarde y te cuide! Qué el Señor haga hoy resplandecer su rostro sobre ti! Te queremos mucho! Eugenio- Pia, y toda la familia Restrepo Peña.
How we thank God for your life, for your faithfulness in friendship and ministry, for your example to younger Christ followers, for your leadership in mission.... The list goes on and on. You, Jerry, and the children were at our first ever church visit as newly commissioned missionaries. You were the “main-liners”; they let us wave from the congregation. We learned so much that day! We were so impressed with your amazing kids!
Over the years we have had many opportunities to do life and ministry together. You have hosted us. We have hosted you. We will never forget the day you and Jerry arrived in Colombia for an extended visit. Instead of our preparing a meal for you following your long journey, you prepared the most delicious Mexican meal for the whole staff. Remarkable!!
I (Margie) will never forget our journey from Colombia to Ecuador for one of those early CIPE planning meetings. We ended up staying in the home of your friends. They were incredibly gracious and hospitable. When they showed us where we would be sleeping, we almost “lost it”. We started laughing as we got into a tiny little bed, the two of us. We laughed and laughed until we realized our hosts might be wondering what in the world was happening. I’m laughing just remembering! Not sure either of us actually slept that night.
Years later, we had the joy of visiting you in Spain after we became the Directors of Missionary Personnel for the Covenant. You were serving with Rob, Nancita, and the Maldonados. What a team!. You were marvelous hosts. The birthday hat you “made us buy” is still being used, we imagine, by the Serve Globally Staff for birthdays. Though we had “traded places” in ministry we continued to learn from you and Jerry.
We have been friends and partners in ministry for nearly 50 years. We were so grateful to visit with you and Jerry a few days before he entered his Savior’s presence. We had the privilege of celebrating Jerry’s life through our tears both in San Diego and in Chicago.
And now, we hear that you are suffering. We know that the human prognosis isn’t what we would wish. Yet, we rejoice with you that this present suffering will result in Glory! We pray for healing, according to God’s perfect purposes in your life. We pray for weeks and months of sweet family times and relief from pain. We pray for that great and glorious day when you, and all of us, will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” We pray for your longed for reunion with Jerry and so many who have gone ahead of us into their eternal reward.
Nancy, we love you and look forward with joy to our next visit!
Baxter and Margie
We were new missionaries in Thailand when you and Jerry came to visit us in Udon Thani. That was one of the most encouraging moments in our mission career. I have this memory that at one point we were trying to get into Johnson's house and the gate was locked but you both were good sports and climbed right over. Seems you had lots of experience doing that in other places? I remember lots of laughs and good discussions about raising kids overseas.
Later you advised on what church to attend when we moved to Chicago and you were right about Grace. It has been a home for us for these 15 years. It has always been special reconnecting with you during each visit. Now you will be joining all those we love who have gone ahead, including Gretchen's dad. May you know our prayers surround you and the lessons that you taught live on in the next generation of those involved in God's mission.
Peace in this transition.
Paul and Gretchen de Neui
Saludos en el nombre de nuestro poderoso Dios. Greetings in the name of of our almighty Father, from Bariloche Argentina. Thank you for your servant heart and the example that you are. I pray that you feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you. I pray for peace and wonder joy in the midst of this race you are running. May your family and friends see God’s love through you. Dios te bendiga para siempre, te cuida, te da paz, tranquilidad y gozo todo en su presencia. Abrazos grandes
Dear Nancy, my mind is running away with all the years we worked together at headquarters and continued to connect after retirement. It was just a few months ago that I was at Windsor Park and we had a chance to visit (and we got lost returning from your apartment to the Martin's!) And I made you call me when you got back to your apartment to be sure you found your way home! And now this very sudden news that you are "marching to Zion". You may not read this, but I know your dear family will convey my love, prayers, and thoughts to you when it is right - and they will know that those same prayers and thoughts are with each one of your children and their families.
Jesus - and Jerry - are waiting for you with open arms.
27 years ago you came to our apartment with a baby gift for our first child; a cool pair of pajama's, which have lived on with many following children. Your visit was so memorable, as we were new to the church and I didn't know you knew us, much less take the time and effort to share our happiness. That visit has never left my heart and for that you have been a continual blessing for all these years. One of my life's longings is to look for and lift up hero's. You are one of my hero's, as a mother, wife, spiritual disciple, lover of God. Thank you for being a hero I and others can follow and learn from. Thank you for the heritage you have created for your kids, guiding them to be hero's . You truly are blessed to be a blessing.
We Love You.
Hi Nancy, Greetings in the Hope of the Easter and the resurrection! Thank you for your life of service to God and others. You have been an example for so many including Ronna and me. We will never forget how you and Jerry came to our mission house in Japan and so thoroughly cleaned everything while we were trying to get our babies and stuff ready to leave for the States on short notice. You were in Japan to relax and enjoy some time with family and friends, but you gave that precious time to care for some newbie missionaries that you hardly knew at the time. This is just one example of how you have lived your life. Praying for God's shalom as you rest in the palm of his hand.
Dear Nancy, I wanted you to know that you mean a lot to me. You always supported me in prayer and advise. You saw me at my lowest points and lifted me up with your words and your smile. Rosalie and I will be praying for you in your fight. You taught me that the power of prayer is the key to life. We must turn to God for all things and he will answer.
I will keep watching and thinking of your and pray that you find comfort and peace. May God lay his healing hand on your and give you comfort and healing so that you may continue your journey through his words. We love and miss you Mucho. Rosalie and James Warner
Querida Nancy: Saludos y abrazos desde la distancia y hoy, el domingo de resurrección, te recordamos con mucho carino pidiendo al Senor que te llena de profunda paz en medio de las circunstancias. Rob y yo estamos orando por ti, y queremos expresar el profundo agradecimiento por tu vida y tu impacto en el Reino de Dios. Paz y amor, Cathyb. and Rob Johnston
PS. So many good memories I have with you and Jerry and the whole wonderful Reed clan--one of God's gifts to me over these many years. Os quiero mucho!
Nancy, Sabron recently made me aware you were at Windsor Park in Carol Stream., and now receiving special care. So many memories flood my thoughts - your family visit in Zionsville years ago, later, after you and Jerry and family moved to the Chicago area and North Park, your children's weddings, shared meal with you and Jerry before you moved to California, etc. Your cheerful, energetic, purposeful attitude and approach were always contagious. What a beautiful family you raised! What a beautiful outreach you made in carrying Christ's message to so many! As you are tested in current medical challenges, know the loving presence of the Holy Spirit, through whom we all have contact. Big Hugs to you!
Hi Nancy, Sorry to learn about your recent illness. It has been a long time since we have been
together but I have kept up with you through John. Will always remember our early morning jogs and the inspiring conversations. I am glad to know your children are there with you.
You have been a second mother to my son and a blessing for me. Love Joanne
Hi Dale, Kathy and Rob - am sorry to hear about your mom. We shared many hours jogging and of course talking. She helped me through many problems. As you all know. she is a wonderful person and I am sure will be greatly missed. Tell her I am praying for her and hoping it all goes painlessly. Joanne
En estos momentos, queremos dar gracias a Dios por la mujer que siempre has sido. La amiga, la hermana, la esposa, la madre, la abuela y la sierva de Cristo.
Eres una persona de una gran fortaleza y de una fe inquebrantable, que fue la gestora y columna del sueño de crear una Confraternidad de Iglesias del Pacto Evangélico para América Latina (CIPE).
Hoy gracias a ti y a Gerardo, podemos dar continuidad a esa bella idea que ha permitido que las misiones, la evangelización y la enseñanza de la Palabra de Dios, hoy por hoy se extienda a cerca de 15 países que pertenecen o se relacionan de alguna forma con CIPE.
No dudes ni un sólo momento, que la iglesia del Pacto en América Latina y la ECC, pero más aún el Señor de la mies, reconocen y valoran todo tu esfuerzo, sacrificio y obra para llevar a cabo tan encomiable labor.
Nuestra oraciones te acompañan hoy y nuestra gratitud por todo lo que has hecho, para hacer posible ese anhelado sueño.
Dios te bendiga,
Eugenio y Pia Restrepo
Coordinadores de Servicio Global para América Latina y el Caribe
Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico
Dear Nancy, Sorry to find out so late about your physical situation. Our love and prayers are with you. Roberto and I will never forget our service to the Lord together with your mentorship in Mexico City. You have always been a leader Spiritually and organizationally.
We will pray for you as we have in the past.
Roberto and Georgina
Amada Hermana Nancy
Soy Pastor Iván Carrasco de Argentina, reciba nuestro cariño, respeto y admiración. Usted nos ha dado muchos ejemplos de como podemos servir a nuestro Padre, tanto con palabras como hechos.
Nosotros, todo el cuerpo ministerial de IPEA (Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico de Argentina) reconocemos en usted una persona íntegra, valiente e inspiradora, también tomamos el fiel compromiso de presentarla ante el trono de nuestro Dios con nuestras oraciones.
Sin su ayuda la obra en Argentina no hubiese avanzado como lo ha hecho, estamos profundamente agradecidos por su intervención (se lo he recordado en cada correo) por eso nos afecta su estado de salud.
Confiando que somos del Señor es que acompañamos a usted y su familia en este difícil momento.
Quiero también agregar que en CIPE seguimos la senda marcada, dando lo mejor de nosotros desinteresadamente, tal como nos mostró siempre.
Nuestro Amor con usted siempre, en Cristo y para servir.
Nancy, deeply sorry to learn of your current serious illness. Pam joins me in promising you of our love and prayers as you endure this present suffering. Be assured that we love you deeply and grieve with you over what you having to endure at present. We have so many warm memories of our years together at NPTS and Grace ECC, including time in each other's homes and, most recently, the weekend shared with retired Covenant ministers at Mission Springs a few years back. We have twice stayed in your homes, first at 53xx N. Spaulding in 1995 in our transition to the NPTS faculty and at Mt. Miguel when Bob was speaking at the village. We love you deeply, Nancy, and will uphold you as you walk with the Good Shepherd into the peace and wholeness promised by the Gospel about which you bore such appealing and faithful witness all those decades. Bob and Pam
Nancita soy Maricela me acabo de enterar. Lo siento tanto, me duele tanto que este en esta situación. Se que es una mujer valiente. Aprendi tanto de usted. Le agradesco toda la paciencia que tuvo conmigo, todo su apoyo incondicional, tantos momentos que pasamos juntas, nunca lo olvidare. Fue como mi madre mi pañuelo de lagrimas y siempre dandome una palabra de aliento y enseñando a sobresalir. Gracias por todo. Siempre la recordaré y se que las cuerdas de amor de Dios estan sobre usted, dandole todo esa paz y fortaleza para soportar y esperar cuando Dios lo disponga. La quiero mucho. Muchas bendiciones y paz a la familia Reed.
Dear Nancy - It's hard to realize that you are the one suffering now. This news really came so unexpected and it is still hard to believe what you are experiencing. I'm remembering today that Jerry died on Easter Sunday after such a short illness. I'm praying that you will have much more time with your family - yet our hope and joy is in the resurrection. Love you, Nancy. The memories will never leave us. Thanks for your life, your sisterhood, and companerimo in the gospel. Lots of love and abrazos (although we can't give them to anyone right now) to Kathy, Dale, Robby and their families from me and mine - Donna
I’ll be praying for peace and comfort for you and your children during this time. I was saddened to hear the news for you are an amazing woman of strength, faith and unselfishness. Your smiling face and optimism was a joy at RVC, and to our small group even after you moved away. You continued to be part of our group,receiving our weekly prayer requests after many months away. Thank you.
May peace be with you.
I want to say thank you for your friendship over the past 15 or so years and for your godly example of being a mom, wife, grandmother, and all-around amazing and faithful servant of God! I have learned so much from you, not only from the sweet times when you and Jerry would stay at our house, but also from the many many times that Kathy passed along great wisdom she had learned from you. I know that all of us women in our old Small Group pray that we could serve God as faithfully as you have over the long haul and leave the same kind of powerful legacy you have in your children and grandchildren.
I pray you are flooded with peace and joy as you head Home.
Sending a huge (socially-distant) hug and lots of love,
Susie, for the Knepper family
Nancy. Una de las mujeres líder y cristiana más sobresaliente q he conocido. No se diga menos de Jerry. Una gran bendición haberles conocido y compartir vida y gracia del Señor. Oro por tu salud y muchas muchas gentes más. Cristo vive y por
Cuánto el vive nosotros también vivimos y viviremos. Toda mi familia te saludan. Agustín. Gonzalez
Nancy my friend and love. You introduced me to so much in your joy---- Cornelio, south of the border, friendship, loving Jesus. You were a traveling woman who made the most of life. Thank you for sharing your joy and enthusiasm!
Bobett Barfod (Mt. Miguel recent friend)
Nancy muchas enseñanza y aprendizaje en nosotros en tu caminar en Colombia agradecemos a Dios por tu vida por tu corazón de sierva te recordamos con cariño guardamos en nuestro corazón la última vez que nos vimos . Gracias por preocuparte por la vida de la familia pastoral. Recordándote que El vive que ha resucitado . Con cariño Walter y Yanixa Bogota Colombia
Gracias por ser mi amiga, mentora y compañera de ministerio, gracias por tu amor a Mexico y las naciones, no me imagino haber vivido todo este proceso sin tu ayuda, gracias por tu increíble colaboración en la conformación del Distrito Pacifico y mostrarnos tu verdadera esencia, gracias por caminar con nosotros en esta aventura, eres una mujer super increíble, estamos contigo en estos momentos. Orando por ti y tus precioso hijos. Te amo, cariño y abrazos a la distancia. Abrazos de toda la familia Cervantes desde Tecate, B.C. Mexico
Muchas gracias por ser mi amiga y mi hermana, y por el apoyo moral que siempre me diste.
Te quiero mucho. Tu ejemplo de mujer tenaz, valerosa, apasionada, y convencida de que el trabajo que hacías, era y es para Dios no ha sido en vano. Aun enferma, tu no dejas de inspirar. Gracias a Dios por conocerte. Te llevo en mi corazón por siempre. Tu trabajo ha sido precioso para mí. Un día cantaremos juntas con todos los ángeles, "cuando estemos en gloria en presencia de nuestro Salvador, a una voz la historia, diremos de nuestro Redentor". Hasta ese día glorioso. Tu amiga Magdalena.
Vick Halterman here. I was totally off guard today, Easter Sunday, to learn of your condition. I am so sorry you've had to suffer so much.
But I do remember those wonderful days at UC Davis, and the 'gang' in the InterVarsity group with you and Jerry! What great memories. I remember that Sunday, long ago, when you tried to hide your engagement ring! Your joy was 'written all over yours and Jerry's faces! Hard to hide that, I know.
Thank you for being such an encourager to me, and strong example of the life of a believer, during those years.
I remember when our family visited yours in Ecuador in 1970, and the messages on the walls of the 'special' powder room under the stairway. How creative was that, I thought??
Ours is the kind of friendship that will never fade, though miles separate us. It never has; It never will.
May you and your children and grandchildren experience the Lord's Great Peace in the days ahead. He knows. He is our Strong Tower. He never sleeps or slumbers.
Hermana Nancy. Le escribe Jorge Julián. Usted ha sido bendición para muchos de nosotros. Gracias por aceptar el llamado de CRISTO a ir por el mundo llevando su mensaje, y edificar y fortalecer su iglesia. No olvide que Dios es galardonador de todos los que lo aman, lo buscan y lo sirven. Ánimo en el Señor. La amamos en el SEÑOR.
Nancy querida recibe un beso y abrazo de parte de Alberto y mía. Te recordamos con mucho cariño siempre y oramos a nuestro Dios para que te llene de bendiciones. De todo corazón. Alberto y Leticia Domínguez
Hermana Nancy Dios le Bendiga, soy el pastor Omar Chalarca de Medellín Colombia. En unión con mi familia, siempre les hemos recordado con mucho cariño, tanto a usted como al hermano Gerardo. Oramos al Señor por su pronta recuperación y que la fortalezca en este momento a usted y a su familia. Dios les bendiga.
Familia Chalarca Taborda.
Querida Nancy: desde la distancia y hoy, dia de resurreccion, he recordamos con muy especial carino pidiendo al Senor que te llena de profunda paz en medio de las circunstancias...y que con tus ojos puesto en El reciban la esperanza q viene solo de Do. Oramos por to, Nancy, con profundo agradecimiento por tu Vida sirviendo la causa del Reino. Dios sea contigo.
Lisandro y Patty
We send our love and prayers! Know we think of you often and give thanks for your life and for your friendship and support through the years!! You are loved!
Katie and Julio Isaza (Colombia)
Dear Nancy, this is David Palmer. I am so grateful for your life and example, and the impact you have had on me over the years. You have been a model of love for others across human barriers for so many years. I am so glad that my life intersected yours. I wish I could do something to help at this time. Please know that we love you and our hearts are with you in this time, hundreds of us, thousands of us who have been loved and blessed by you over the years, Nancy. We love you!!! -- David
Hello Mrs. Reed,
I'm not sure if you remember me from Mount Miguel (Maintenance Department) but I sure do remember you! You were one of my favorite residents at Mount Miguel! You lived in apartment 1019 and for some reason whenever I went to your apartment to help you out with something I always went to the back door and you didn't mind at all. I miss the small talk we had while you were at Mount Miguel. I know I only knew you for a short time but you stuck in my heart and mind.
My dad was also diagnosed with AML back in 2013 and went home with the Lord in February of 2016, so I understand what you are going through. Just know, that the Lord only does this for those who can handle it. You, my dear, are a true soldier of the Lord! I know you have touched many lives, including mine, and you will continue to do so! Heaven is a beautiful place....I know because I have been there at one point in my life. You are a wonderful woman! Know that everyone on this page posting messages to you loves you!
Nancy, you have been on my mind and in my heart so often lately and now I know why. I miss my beautiful church friend at RVC sitting in the front row with me every Sunday.
You are an amazing woman and have accomplished so many wonderful things in the name of Jesus. I can’t tell you how sorry I am that you are not feeling well . Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers .
I will smile and think of you and our adventures in the front row when we whispered a bit to much and got the look from John to behave ourselves and act like we were members of the Leadership team . I love you Nancy and I will be forever grateful for the joy and wisdom you brought to my life. Thank you sweet friend May God bless and keep you always. 😘😘😘
Querida Nancy y familia:
Desde México, estamos allí junto a ti, en nuestro corazón y pensamiento, Javier, Consuelo y Marisol Martínez.
Eres un guerrera de Jesucristo y nos has inspirado a muchos en tu caminar. Gracias por enseñarnos a amar a Dios y a servirlo con fidelidad.
Hi Nancy, On this Resurrection morning, I am just learning that you are very much on that journey that will lead to "the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting!" We will be upholding you in prayer in the days and weeks to come! We carry good memories of you and your family at many levels, maybe going back to 1974-75 when my brother Rod (still in San Jose, CA) was with you as a short-termer in Ecuador...through the years of your leadership for Latin America for the ECC while Jerry was teaching at the seminary [as Mary Lynn and I went out to Zaire/Congo, Africa... and over then as we made our way into the Latin America arena ourselves serving in Oaxaca, Mexico (2000-2004). Have loved the way you have kept in touch the last dozen years or so with updates on your dear family--kids and grandkids! May you sense all their love surrounding you even in these challenging days of social distancing! The peace of the Risen Lord be with you now and forever! With our love, Dennis & Mary Lynn (Christensen) Carlson
PS-We move to Denton, TX on Wednesday to be near our daughter Kristin & Scott in this next season of life, having retired February 29 after 13 years in pastoral ministry at Faith Covenant, Farmington Hills, MI
Dale has been keeping me up to date with your condition. I’m terribly sorry to hear of your illness. It must be difficult to be going through this during a time of pandemic when those who you love can’t be with you physically nearly as much as you or they would like. It would be so nice to just be able to sit and hold your hand and reminisce. But please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of the countless people who have been blessed to have you in their lives. I am one of those.
I wonder, as you think of years gone by, if you consider that you actually raised 4 children, not three? I certainly see it that way, and consider you to be my second mother. I’m certain that between 7th grade and 12th grade I spent as much time in your home and in your company than I did with my own family. Certainly, some of my most vivid memories and most formative experiences are those years spent with you and Jerry, my surrogate parents. I think this would be important for you to know: that if I know anything about Jesus Christ, I learned that from you. But there is so much more: what I know of discipline, of reasoned and considered judgement, of applying myself wholeheartedly to the task at hand, of never giving up, I learned from you. You taught a young man how to respect, value, love, and cherish a woman. If I know how to wash a dish, scrub a pan, fold a fitted bed sheet, or iron a dress shirt, those skills came from your teaching. I learned how to drive a car in your baby blue VW combi van. I can subdue an unruly child by using the Vulcan grip. And after 45 years, I still cannot get the “Rat Fink” ear worm out of my head—my own children were roused from their sleep every morning of their childhoods by your immortal words and tune: ‘Rat Fink! Da da da DA da dada!” Yes, I learned these all these things and more from you.
You and Jerry were spiritual guides to not just me, Dale, Kathy, and Rob, but many many other children in Mexico. You shared your love for Jesus openly and generously with all of us. Amid all the tasks and responsibilities you had — church planting, fundraising, teaching, leading, homemaking, raising your own family — you still found quality time give guidance, love, kindness, and acceptance to someone like me. And after you were done doing all those amazing things, you went on and had a life of remarkable impact and significance to thousands upon thousands of other people around the world. When Jerry died, those at his memorial service recalled the astounding global impact of a great man. I loved Jerry as a father. The old saw of “behind every great man is an even greater woman” was never more true than in your case. Jerry would not have been half the great man he was without YOU faithfully — not behind him — but by his side; an equal partner in all things. Nancy, do you know how radical you were in your time?? Do you know how radical that still is today?
I’m sure this seems like a eulogy. In a way it is. I regret that I did not have the opportunity to share what Jerry meant in my life before he died. So I share these small things with you now, while you still live, to give you comfort. And I know that you, of all people, would acknowledge that death comes swiftly, and you would not tread gingerly around that fact. And because of what you taught me, i also know you will be looking at this with dispassionate acceptance, resting in your faith in where it is that you are going. That soon you will be with your Lord and with your beloved Jerry and all the others who have gone before you. Death is just the beginning. It is peace. It’s a celebration. And I celebrate you, Nancy Reed.
I will probably never get to see or speak with you again and that is my loss. But KNOW that you live on. In THIS world and the next, you are eternal. All that you are, or ever were lives on in me, and my children, and their children after that, and in the countless others that you have touched and blessed over the years you spent with us. We love you, Nancy.
En esta mañana del domingo de Resurrección te enviamos un cariñoso saludo desde España recordando las palabras del apóstol Pablo, “porque aunque Cristo fue crucificado en debilidad, vive por el poder de Dios. Pues también nosotros somos débiles en él, pero viviremos con él por el poder de Dios para con vosotros” (2 Corintios 13:4). Un abrazo afectuoso,
Francisco y Jeannette Portillo
Amada familia, cuántos recuerdos tenemos en nuestra memoria de tantos viajes y reuniones de días y días en CIPE, como no recordar los incontables esfuerzos de Nancy para que CIPE fuera un instrumento de bendición para las iglesias del Pacto en Latinoamérica. Yo tuve el honor de trabajar contigo Nancy por diez años como presidente de CIPE y reconozco que sin ti, CIPE no hubiese llegado a desarrollarse. En este tiempo queremos acompañarte más que nunca en oración sabiendo que Dios es tu mejor compañía sin lugar a dudas. Dios te bendiga y te guarde, lo mismo anhelamos para tu familia extendida. Les amamos.
Alberto y Cristina Ruiz
It was so nice to see you and visit with you this morning, Aunt Nancy! You have been a great example to me of a strong, loving, vibrant, faithful daughter of our Savior. Thank you for your continued love and prayers; you have always been selfless. I love you-big hugs-Julie.
Saludos, Nancy, desde Guayaquil. Gracias por incluirme en este sitio. Estamos orando por ti. Un abrazo! Muchas bendiciones. Charito
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