Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I Will Not Forget You
Last Sunday, the members of Immanuel Reformed Church in Fort Collins pledged to "Embrace AIDS" and not forget the Save-A-Life patients at Faith Alive. Each person wore a red ribbon that had one patient's name written on it, and were encouraged to write that name on their palms. Led by Pastor John Terpstra, they recited Isaiah 49:15 & 16a: " "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget,I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands."
If there were no Jos crises or presidential challenges this year, Pastor John, Dr. Larry, and a group from their church would be at Faith Alive this week. Dr. Larry has been there two other times and he didn't need to use words to express how much he wants to go again. His teary eyes spoke volumes.
The pics are: 1. Dr. Larry's wife Susan with me (Susan went to Jos last year and fell in love with all the sewing school girls); 2. Pastor John at the information table; and 3. me with Sara Cawley, Pastor John, Dr. Larry, and Dr. John Cawley. Sara and John went to Faith Alive with Dr. Larry last year. Russ isn't pictured because he was engrossed in a conversation about Faith Alive (surprise, surprise).