|Ron and Mary Ann Shimkus|
A few minutes ago I got an email from a mutual friend. Seven days after Mary Ann told me about Ron’s mission, he suffered a fatal heart attack while in country. I grieve. I grieve because I remember Ron’s enthusiasm and Love for the Word. I grieve because I remember his heart for the lost. I grieve because I see the pictures of his family who have temporarily lost a great father and grandfather.
But I also rejoice and am at the same time deeply and profoundly challenged. Ron was on mission when his Lord called him. He was hard about what the Lord designed him to do. Ron was three years my senior. I pray that I will end as well.