This morning (Monday) a dear friend passed away. We are in shock. Phil, his wife and 2 year old daughter were missionaries in another country (we were asked not to share too much infomation). Phil came down with pneumonia and his body couldn't fight it. We've known Phil since he started at Moody Bible Institute. He spent his summers in college living at my parents house, he was like a brother.
Please pray for his family and friends as we mourn the loss of a great friend. It is comforting to know that he is in heaven with the Lord, but hard to understand why. Phil was a man of God, he left everything to go and serve. His commitment to the Lord is an example for all of us.
His wife and daughter will be returning to the states this week. Pray for safe travels and for all the details to run smoothly. To read more about this check out their blog http://www.eslip.blogspot.com/