And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
It's with great sadness that I share the news of the heavenly homegoing of our dear friend and my former ministry partner, Brent Carl. This faithful servant of God, beloved by so many, is now with Jesus, the One he adored and served.
Brent ministered faithfully over the years in churches, Samaritan's Purse, counseling, and creative ministry venues in NY and New England. He was widely known for his gentle pastor's heart, ability to relate deeply to people of all ages, and giftedness in teaching God's Word in ways that were always practical and relevant.
Dear readers, you blessed Brent and Bonnie and their kids with prayer and financial support through GoFundMe when I reached out to you back in January. I am trusting that you will do the same for Bonnie and their beautiful children in the days ahead.
And Brent, if you're listening, I know I speak for the many who grieve your suffering and death at such a young age. You have shown us what it looks like to deeply trust Jesus in the valley of the shadow.
Serving together on the same team for those 13 years was sheer joy even during the rocky seasons. Thanks for introducing me to blogging ... and for all the biblical wisdom and encouraging words you shared along the way.
I know you and Bob are having the time of your lives together again with your dearest Friend, Jesus. Save a seat for me at the table, ok ...
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