Dear Praying Friends,
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Our hearts are very heavy with some sad news. One of our twins, little Dominic, passed away in his sleep on April 28th. He was a month and three days old. We are still in shock about everything and trying to process this. We beg your prayers for our family. It is comforting to know that we will see him again one day. God has a purpose with this we know. The Lord is our strength and comfort. Thank you for your prayers.
We would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us doing this dark time. We are grateful for every text, call & email (even if we haven’t gotten back with you) .It definitely doesn’t take the pain away but knowing that we have our friends & family in Christ praying for us does give us strength to face the day. Also, a big thank you to all who helped with Dominic’s Bereavement Fund and helped with Hannah’s parents plane tickets to come down. It is a great blessing in the middle of a tough time. We are overwhelmed by the kindness and prayers of God’s people and have felt supported in such a great way starting with our sending church, mission board and all the churches and friends that support us in prayers and finances.
Thank you for all who prayed for the special service we had for our Dominic Xavier. The Lord poured out His Grace on our family that day. We shed many tears, but also were able to rejoice that he is with our Savior. Psalms 30:5, “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Thankful that both of our Dads could come to the service, say a few words and be an encouragement to our family as we lean on each other during this time. Dominic’s Pediatrician, Alicia, an unbeliever, was able to hear several clear presentations of the Gospel among some other possible unbelievers. We pray that her heart would be softened towards the Gospel.
We had 11 days that it rained straight here in Cordoba. Dirty laundry was piling up and we had to go out and buy a dryer. I spoke with Emmanuel the sales guy who goes to an evangelical church but when asked about his salvation he didn’t know. He said he would try to go more often to church so he could make it to Heaven. There are so many lost people, like Emmanuel, believing salvation is through good works. We must continue to sow the Gospel and the Good News that salvation is found in Christ alone. We ask that you would continue to pray for us as we grieve Baby Dominic and look forward to the days ahead. We believe God has something special here in Cordoba.