I'm sure most of you are probably aware but, in any case, our faithful office manager, Joyce Young, passed away Monday night, April 13. She had been ill for quite some time and, yet, all of us (including her family) were quite surprised how fast the end came. Frankly, I think most of us just knew that she was going to pull through and be okay. Unfortunately for us, she passed from this world; thankfully for her, she no longer suffers.
As a result of her illness and passing her husband, Mike, has been left with a a broken heart and a huge financial burden. That's where I'd like to ask each of you to get involved. With his permission Beth and I created a GoFundMe campaign with an objective of raising $25,000. The proceeds of this campaign - every penny - will be given to Mike to help him alleviate some of this financial burden. At at a time like this, the last thing a person needs to be worried about is how to pay for all of this. Will you help us? Will you share with your friends and family?
I realize that many of you never knew Joyce; some of you only knew her by her voice over the phone. In a large measure that was her ministry - helping people over the phone. It wasn't just taking orders and fixing problems; she spent many hours ministering to people through their crisis and administering advice and encouragement. I can assure you that this ministry, whatever we have accomplished or will accomplish, owes a huge debt to Joyce Young. Frankly, to get to this point would not have been possible without this dear lady. It is in that spirit that I encourage you to remember her family at this time by helping us help them. Thank you so much.