Love One Another

Derek and I are mourning the death of a faithful sister in Christ, Melinda Evans. She was a beautiful young mother who was devoted to her family, friends, and church. I didn't interact with Melinda very often, but if you ever wonder if you really influence people, I knew Melinda was special person. Why? Because she was the role model for the people that were my role models.

Melinda and her husband Mark worked hard for the University Outreach and Alameda family. They demonstrated to us and our friends how to transition from college kids to a young married couple to a young family, a very important ministry for many people.

In fact, Derek and I were touched by Mark and Melinda just a month ago. I was working on a story about the new Colcord Hotel in downtown OKC. Derek and I were waiting in the lobby for our tour of the hotel to begin, and Derek heard Mark Evans checking in. The world is so small! We chatted briefly with Mark and Melinda. They were there celebrating their tenth anniversary. What a testament to another couple just shy of three years of marriage!

Even though Derek and I no longer attend services at Alameda, we still hurt with our Alameda family. Please pray for Mark, their three young children, and their families. But also remember to pray for those friends who were very close: Pam & Todd, Michelle & Russ, Greg & Chasity, Tim & Cindy, Rusty & Mitzi, and so many more. Please know that Derek and I, as well as the entire congregation of 50th Street Church of Christ, are praying for you.

If you work hard for Christ, you will touch many more people than you realize.

 

1 comments:

Pam said...

Thanks, Brooke. I know so, so, so many people have been touched by both Mark & Melinda. It is a real comfort to know that people like you and your congregation are praying for the Evans Family, and for our Alameda church family. A lesson I have learned is that there are a lot of special people in my life who I would miss dearly if I lost them. I will try to live each moment with them to the fullest. Thanks for praying.


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