August 13, 2008 at 4:18 pm 1 comment

Just read a friend’s blog I’ve not caught up on in a while and was blindsided by this initial post,and those in the days following. G only recently told her Father of her conversion and prays, of course, for the salvation of her family back home…now, she gets a call he was in an auto accident and now his body cannot be found in the river after a car wreck.  She had to return for his funeral.

I simply cannot imagine her grief and turmoil and find myself feeling at a loss for words…and so incredibly thankful in this moment, even with all the craziness that surrounds me.  I cannot imagine her journey back home to Pak***istan to see her mother again after all this time, having moved to the US, been saved, and marrying a Christian.

I cannot take it in…what she must be going through.

May God bless her in the coming days with his sweet presence, as I am proud to say he has done thus far.


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  • 1. gchyayles  |  August 13, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Hey Mags

    Thank you for the love and encouragement and prayers. God has been faithful in the last few weeks. Even though I am walking in the shadow of the valley of death, His rod and staff comfort me.

    The journey back home was a tough one but God was with me throughout. He let His presence be known throughout and the time with my mother and sisters was the beginning of a possible reconciliation so even amidst the storm, He showed Himself to be faithful in blessing me, praise God.

    I am back in the States now trying to put the pieces of my life back together. I still can’t believe Daddy is gone and I’m really still dealing with the shock of it all. I know I will be grieving for a while but I continue to look to the hills and trust God for healing and deliverance. Praise God that He promises to comfort those that are mourning.

    Love you; please continue to pray for me and my family.

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