Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jo Jo Made It Home

100_4253 I just spoke with my friend, Dick Rutgers in Guatemala and found out that out little buddy, Jo Jo passed away yesterday. This little guy was born with three strikes against him, hydrocephalous, cerebral palsy, and dwarfism, but he was still perfect to those who knew him. His brilliant smile could light up a room, and I loved the sound of his voice as he spoke the cheerful word “Hola!”

DSCF3164 He became sick last week with a respiratory illness and never recovered. When Dick saw him on Monday he was struggling to breath and could not be made comfortable. Those who loved him began to pray that God would take him home, and that prayer was answered.

He is now in a place where there in no more CP, dwarfism, or hydrocephalous, but as Dick said, “I hope God doesn’t change him too much because he was perfect the way he was!”


Jonathan Joel Gamaro

November 7, 1996 – September 1, 2010

We will see you soon, Jo Jo! Next time, you will run to us!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Powerful Video

I don’t often post media on this blog, but my sister-in-law, Jaylene, told me about this video which does an excellent job of portraying the heart of the Gospel and the mission of the church. It is called A Thousand Questions and is just over ten minutes long. You would be hard pressed to find a better use for the next ten minutes. Please watch and pray.

(Note: Make sure to mute or pause the music player at the bottom of this page before playing.)