Today was a rough day in many ways.  Dan is dying.  That is clear.  When will God let him go Home?  That is known only to God.  But what a blessing that Dan has been with us these extra months, and now a heavenly home prepared by God awaits him.

But our load is made lighter because people very dear to us have come to be with us, sent letters, e-mails, talked to us on Skype and phoned.  Here are some who have helped us bear this load –

Dan & Tim - our Dutch "Grandson" is with us.

Dan & Tim - our Dutch "Grandson" is with us now.


Claudia, our Brazilian Dutch "Granddaughter" & Anne

Claudia, our Brazilian Dutch "Granddaughter" & Anne










Dan is soooo happy Samuel is with him.

Dan is soooo happy Samuel is with him.






Vicki W. wrote today –

This verse has blessed me so much and I wanted to pass it on to you today. My heart is heavy for you and your family but at the same time full of joy for what comfort we share as followers of our Saviour Jesus. Thank you for opening your heart and life and this special time to share it with us. I join you in giving thanks to the Father for the faith He has given you and the glory that is all His!

“For because of your faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be. And we can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know they are good for us–they help us learn to be patient.”

“And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Then, when that heppens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” Romans 5:2-5 LB — Anne and Dan

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim Neathery  |  May 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I want to let both of you know what a great example you have been for both me and Katrina. Your example as leaders in the church, as a committed married couple, and as people with a heart for others through missions is one that is so powerful to us. What a magnificent life you have lived!

    Dan, I remember so well your example as an Elder at Riverside. You were and are someone whom I look to as a standard of for how to do it right. I also remember how you pulled me out of a real mess I was in while taking my Financial Planning class in graduate school. You were so gracious and helpful to teach me and help me through my project. I would never have made it without you. Each time Katrina and I saw you and Anne or either of you separate, you never failed to stop and say hello with genuine concern for us and our family.

    I am the one who is better of for having know both of you and enjoying your friendship and your oversight as an Elder. Thank you so much for running the race well, even to this very day.

    I thank the Lord for both of you. I am looking forward to a great reunion when we all make it home.

    Tim and Katrina Neathery

  • 2. Dr. Samuel B. Obeng  |  June 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Dan is my everything by the will of the Lord. He is kind, loving, willing to listen to you, loved to reach out to the lost in my country Ghana. Was willing to sleep, stay with me in my house in Kumasi, Ghana, eat any Ghanaian food.

    His visit to Ghana turned the lives of people from worshipping idols and living worldly lives to worship the true God. One thing I can not hide is that he is a counselor, willing to do what the Lord wants him to do. This kind of life helped me in my ministry as a messager of the Lord to win souls to Christ our redeemer. Dan, I love you and appreicate you. Samuel and Family.


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