At the suggestion of a former student from our youth ministry in Germany, we attended Grace Church of DuPage our first Sunday in the States. We never went anywhere else!
Fast forward twenty one years later.
Last night I had the privilege of speaking to the ladies of Grace along with my dear friend, Theresa Kerns. Her husband was the pastor at Grace when we arrived all those years ago. Rich discipled Dave that year, having a tremendous life impact that remains to this day.
Sadly, after a battle with cancer, the Lord took him home just three years later in 1994. But Theresa and her children grew to be like family to us, and have remained dear friends as the years have gone by. She now serves with us in JV, which is a huge blessing!
What a joy to share together last night, with our precious sisters at Grace, who have also become dearer and dearer as these years have gone by.