Perhaps the greatest blessing of ministry is the wonderful privilege and opportunity to be engage and involved as
co-laborers alongside others. Someone has described the life and work of believers as a wheel. The closer each
spoke gets to the Hub (Christ), the closer we get to one another. I’ve not had the wonderful privilege of becoming
closely acquainted with Carol but I have had the wonderful privilege of meeting her children and extended church family. She has been a faithful supporter of our ministry over the years and has passed the torch of service to her children and others who have been influenced by her life of service.
This past year we were blessed when her children, Trish and Rob came to Mendenhall for a short-term mission trip along with others from their church family at First Presbyterian Church of Downers Grove. We had a wonderful time of sharing, working, and fellowship together.
As I reflect on our time together I can’t help but offer gratefulness and thanksgiving to God for gifting Carol and others like her with a spirit of service and selflessness towards others. And how humbling to see this spirit of service passed along to the next generation!
We, at Mendenhall Ministries, are sad to hear of her loss, yet at the same time hopeful as we anticipate a joyous and wonderful reunion at the return of Christ. What a privilege it has been to work alongside “generational believers.” That is, those who have so embued themselves with the gift of giving and loving others, that it is passed as a legacy to the next generation. Indeed, as the Scriptures remind us…”they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
We look forward to that Great Day…even so, come Lord Jesus!
(The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mendenhall Ministries, P.O. Box 368, Mendenhall, MS 39114. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the family)
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