|In Boise, ID when we stopped to see Darwin Edwards and his dear wife Miriam while on Deputation '09|
|Noah playing with "Grandpa Edwards" when he came to visit us in Colombia in '06.|
|Brother Edwards in church in Barrio Corinto, Bogota, Colombia.|
|Having family altar in Colombia. It was in this visit when we discovered that we were expecting Elijah. So "Grandpa Edwards" got the news hot of the press -- he was the first one to know. He had been praying that we would have a brother for Noah.|
|Darwin Edwards with Noah on his second and last Colombia visit in '07.|
|Goodbyes the last time he visited us in Colombia. How I miss him.|
Written upon hearing of the death of my dear friend and Christian “grandpa”
Pause with me, good men, and weep.
A nobler man than you and me
Has fallen asleep
But by now has wakened up in glory.
Heav’n to me will be more sweet,
A place of which he loved to sing,
Now its King he’ll greet,
My dear friend who is blessed up in glory.
Hush all noise, ye saints, and kneel.
Thank God so good for giving him;
Through our tears we thrill
At the thought of him with God in glory.
Money scarce he gave to save
The needy in the name of Christ.
Now all that he gave
He now has, plus much more there in glory.
How he loved so much his wife.
He spoke to all about his girl,
The love of his life.
He awaits her in a place of glory.
He often laughed and cried with tears
Whene’er he spoke of his great joy,
His Lord through the years.
And to think he’s with Him, what glory!
“Hear me, all,” I know he’d say,
“Have faith alone in Jesus Christ;
Your sins wash away.
And do join me in God’s holy glory!”
- Phillip Dickinson, 8/31/2011