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JL's Journal

January 12, 2017

Dear Friends,

   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.

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January 03, 2017

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December 28, 2016

WITH JESUS


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.

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December 19, 2016

A CHURCHLESS CHRISTMAS

“Do not be afraid. 
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
He is Christ the Lord." 

 (Luke 2:11-12)


Sunday morning Christmas service at my home church in Haw River.

 
Sunday morning service in South Haiti.

Dear Ministry Partner,

   I am writing this latest eNewsletter after Patt and I have returned from a wonderful Sunday morning worship service at our local church. It was an especially meaningful service since it was the Sunday for the annual Christmas Musical and our son-in-law, Mark Atkins, was one of the soloists.

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December 14, 2016

 

A KIBERA CHRISTMAS

“…she gave birth to her firstborn…

she wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger,

because there was no room for them in the inn.”

(Luke 2:6-7)


Former Street Boy, George Odhiambo

Dear Ministry Partners,

   I was supposed to be in Kenya right now for my annual December time of ministry there. But my recent heart issues grounded me from international travel. One week ago today I would have participated in the Christmas Party for the Adventure School, founded and led by our partner, George Odhiambo

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