A few years ago, Donna Barbour was on the back patio of her home in the Texas Panhandle when she was struck in the neck by a stray arrow that, by all logic, should have killed her, but instead would eventually save her life. The narrow point arrow was shot toward the north by a young neighbor practicing with a powerful compound bow, but the missile ricocheted, went back south, across a couple of fences, through bushes, trees and hanging baskets. It lodged in the right side of Donna’s neck.
“The fellowship was exceptional.” “We enjoyed hearing from the exciting ministries that are happening.” These are some of the comments we receive from those who attended the 2019 European Vision Workshop.
As I come to the end of the first school year in which I have served as president of SIBI, I am reflecting on some of the things that have impacted me during this time, and yet I can’t help pondering upon what has impacted all of our lives this year. To be sure, my year was interesting, but whose wasn’t? In common, we face a pandemic; social injustice; bigoted hatred and murder; political and religious polarization; wage decline, and job loss. Perhaps you are tired of hearing about such things. Perhaps you think we haven’t yet heard enough. It is in such moments that I need reminding that as impactful as such circumstances might be, our God is above all our circumstances, and we do well to also remember His ongoing work in and through us.
August is typically the month most academic institutions make preparations for a new school year. This is true for Sunset, but this year will be different without one of our coworkers Brandi L. Kendall. On August 3, 2019, Brandi received his reward.
You Are Invited to a Live Stream Memorial Service For Ms. Bobbie Paden Saturday, August 15th, 2:00 p.m. Click here or return to this page.
Ms. Bobbie left this world to be with her Lord and with Gerald on April 30th, 2020. Because of the Covid-19 travel restrictions her memorial service was delayed. Truitt Adair & Tim Burow, along with Ms. Bobbie’s children, will lead the live stream service from the Sunset Church of Christ Flagroom, which was very significant in the life and ministry of both Gerald and Ms. Bobbie. In person attendance will be “family only” due to current Covid restrictions. The obituary can be viewed on the Combest Family Funeral Homes website at combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com or type/click the following link to go directly to Ms. Bobbie’s Obituary page. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Ms. Bobbie’s memory to Sunset International Bible Institute.