On Thursday after lunch we received notice that Sandi’s grandmother, Maggie Lucille Beasley, had passed away early in the morning. Seven hours later Sandi was en route back to Louisiana to be with her family. She left so suddenly it was strange to wake up on Friday in the Peruvian heat thinking that Sandi was now bundled up in US winter.
Maggie Lucille was 86 when the Lord took her. We praise God that Granny died a faithful Christian. What I remember about Granny is her love to secretly help the poor, her frugal life style, and her ability to take abundant care of her extended family. Almost all our savings is due to Granny’s selfless giving. While in seminary it was not uncommon to receive an unexpected check from her to help us in our financial difficulties. Click here to see the funeral details.
Sandi will fly back into Trujillo on Thursday morning. God has given me some wonderful time to spend with the girls. However, I do miss her and wish I could be there with her at the funeral. Please consider praying for us in the following manner:
1. Travel Safety. Sandi is 21 weeks pregnant and will fly most of Wednesday. She’ll get into Lima, Peru around midnight. From there she’ll take a taxi by herself to the missionary guesthouse, which is hosted by our Baptist friends. Then she’ll get a few hours of sleep before she’s back at the airport at 5:30 AM, from where she’ll fly back to Trujillo. This is a tough itinerary for my pregnant wife traveling solo.
2. Family Comfort. Please pray that God would strengthened the Beasley family as they all come together for the visitation tonight. The good news is that Granny is with Jesus and that Sandi has a strong Christian family. They can find lasting comfort in their resurrected Savior, who has already taken away the sting of death!
3. Us Left Behind. I too deeply loved Granny and wish I could be with Sandi at the funeral. When I’m alone, I get sad and lonely. So please pray for me and the girls that we too would comfort one another in Christ during our separation. Thankfully, we have a great missionary family here that has been taking care of us, keeping us busy so we will not have many down times. It just occurred to me that I have to bath the girls and get them ready for Sunday church tomorrow. I don’t even know how to fix their hair!
Thank you very much for praying for us. I can tell when you pray and when you don’t pray for us. It is by your prayers that God carries us along in the strength of His might!