“…a time to build…” Ecc. 3:3b
”…each one should be careful how he builds.
For no one can lay any foundation other
than the one already laid, which is
Christ Jesus.” I Cor. 3:10b-11
J. L. and Evangelist Yaw Asante.
Dear Friends and Partners,
We want to continue to share with you about more projects that J.L. had set in motion late last year. This completed project was done in partnership with Evangelist Yaw Asante, from Kumasi, Ghana, whom we have reported on before. He and J.L. first met in 1983 at the Billy Graham Conference for Itinerate Evangelists in Amsterdam. Over the years, they ministered together in pastors’ conferences and seminars, self-support and building projects, and agricultural endeavors.
Our last picture together on December 26, 2016.
Dear Friends and Partners,
Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ. As we continue to trust the Lord to sustain us after J.L.’s death, we are finding comfort in God’s Word, especially 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”
As most of you may know, my dearest J.L. suddenly went to be with the Lord on December 28th. Our family is still struggling to believe that he is really no longer with us. But, we share the hope in knowing we will see him again and that he now beholds Jesus face to face.
Here is the last email blast he was preparing the morning he died. As usual, he left the house to do his cardiac rehab program and I stayed at home, as was also usual, to help with editing different writings of his. But, I was specifically getting this report ready for Jane to send out later that Wednesday.
You will hear his passion for the children’s programs as you read his words and see all the pictures. (He often laughed and said that Jesus gave two great commissions. One was to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, and the other was to go into all the world and take pictures of God’s work!)
Many people are asking what will become of JL, Patt & Friends now that J.L. is gone. The JLPF board of directors is meeting to discuss this very concern. You will be hearing directly from them and me in the weeks ahead as we transition from J.L.’s leadership to mine and the board’s.
Enjoy J.L.’s last report – even imagine hearing him, with his “outside voice” and his enthusiasm and excitement, as he reports on the great things going on with the children!
So very grateful for your continued prayers!
Patt, for our family, staff and board, and our national partners
Deuteronomy 31:8, God’s precious promise to me and us.
Dr. J. L. Williams
December 31, 1941-December 28, 2016
Dear Beloved Friends and Partners,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that our beloved J. L. has gone to be with Jesus, after suffering a massive heart attack this morning.
Please be in prayer for Patt, the children and grandchildren.