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My Grandpa: A Legacy to be Proud of

I am both happy and sorrowful. My dear grandfather, David Laverne Andreasen, went to be with Jesus on January 6th, 2023.

I am happy that this man of God is no longer in a frail, dying body, but is rather with His Lord and Savior, free of pain and anguish. But I am sorrowful that I am not now able to watch TV with him, or sort his pictures, or just talk to him– and have him share a silly joke or two.

This man left a legacy to his family and everyone around him: He desperately wanted his whole family, and all those around him, to know Jesus. He even asked a nurse, when he was in the hospital, if they knew God or not. This is the heritage we all now have.

As I reflect on my grandfather’s life, it fills me with urgency: I am to love Jesus and make Him known. To let my heart break for what breaks my Lord’s heart. To follow Him with all my heart, soul, and spirit. I am once again convicted that I have not loved these Chibok girls, and the people of Nigeria, in the ways I should. I have not prayed as much or as fervently. I have not posted as much as I could. I have not shown my love and solidarity to these young women in these ways.

Thank the Lord that His Mercies are new every morning! I do not want posting to become either remiss or religious. Please pray for me as I endeavor to love these people more in this aspect of my life. Grandpa— and more importantly, Jesus– would want it that way.

In Christ,


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