Not so much good news around the House of Payne lately...
Todd's uncle Pete passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with various cancers. He leaves his wife Norma of 48yrs. I cannot imagine losing the love of my life after all those years. Please pray for her and their children that they will look to the Lord as their Rock during these difficult times. Although during times like these, it's easy to turn away from the Lord, He is the lamp to light our path.
Also this week, one of my Mom's 1st cousins, Kay, was tragically shot and killed in some sort of dispute. She leaves behind lots of family, but most importantly her 2 sons, both younger than me each with a small child. Please pray for this family. I cannot say it is easier to lose someone who has struggled with cancer for years, but I can only imagine that it is much more difficult to cope with the tragic death of someone this young, so unexpected. Pray that her young sons will not be angry with God, but that they will understand that only He knows the reasons and only He can comfort them in their darkest days.
Please also pray for Scott and Melissa Evans, members of our church, and their family. Melissa's father also tragically died this week. He was eating at home with his wife and choked. They were not able to resuscitate him. He was a member of our church as well, but I really only know Scott and Melissa. Once again, I cannot imagine losing someone this way. Pray that the Evans family will lean on the Lord during this time, and that the members of the church will be a backbone for them, as they were when we lost Todd's mom. It helps to know people are praying during times like these.
Thank you all for hearing these requests and please keep these families in your hearts and prayers!