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Stu Cook is with the Lord...

Report Date: May 6, 2010

It is with great sorrow that we must report that a terrible tragedy has taken the life of our very close friend and beloved brother Stu Cook. Stu died yesterday (May 5, 2010) at the scene of a horrible head-on traffic accident.  Marilyn was with him and she has suffered eleven broken ribs, a deep wound in her upper leg at her hip joint, plus multiple lacerations on her arms and legs, and severe bruising all over her body.

The collision was with a man in a pickup truck. Stu and Marilyn were traveling to attend a regular evening of fellowship with their Bible Study Group.

Pray for Marilyn's healing and comfort. Also for their children and grandchildren and many, many friends...although there's good comfort in knowing that Stu is with the Lord, we will all miss him terribly.

Update Report: May, 2011

Marilyn's recovery has been remarkable. While there are problems that will remain that impair her somewhat, they have not hindered the work with the children at Lesideng. She is still overseeing the running of the feeding and teaching. She has the love and able assistance of a good sized group of young people from the small congregation of believers in Lesideng that they have been nurturing for years.

Update Report:  October, 2011

We just returned from a 2 month short-term Mission trip to South Africa.  Marilyn has recovered and returned to her mission... loving the children of the Lesideng community in Limpopo, South Africa.  See "The Faces of Lesideng"