Disclaimer* There is no goal here, GoFundMe requires one, but we don’t have one, we just want to honor our husband/dad.
Please see the YouTube video of our dad's life if you haven't already.
It's been an immeasurable encouragement to see how many lives our Dad impacted.
Losing such a radiant light (so bright you better wear an extra pair of sunglasses) has left quite a wake, and there hasn't been much that has lifted us more than to see the lives he touched and outpour of love for him and our family.
We're truly grateful to the many who have asked how they can help and for ways to give in my Dad's honor, so we created this page to give people a place to direct their Love and see my Dad's impact continue to flourish towards eternity.
Dad was everyone's best friend, mainly ours though. My mom, Dillon, Cami, Jake and I each lost our best friend in this world. We're so grateful for the time we got to have with a truly exceptional husband and father. It's no small thing to lose someone suddenly and to not feel like there was anything unsaid.
He loved us truly, uniquely, and with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He was a family man, and we are the lucky ones to be his. We miss him like crazy, but he's here, and the days are numbered before we will see him again.
God is Good and Loves us, always. Jesus is sufficient for everything. If you'd like to pray, please pray for these communities and for our Faith to increase. The more our Faith increases, the more Joy we'll live with.
In Pappahoops’ voice (via my sweet, sweet sister)
“Live large. Love hard. Be spontaneous. Cherish every second. Say what you feel and mean what you say. Keep your family close, and God even closer.
Play, baby, play. Leave it all on the court.
And remember, we’re the lucky ones.”
Any gifts offered will be given to one of the three areas meaningful to our family listed below.
I know we're all navigating our futures, jobs, bills, and more in this current crisis - and giving in a time of famine has so much generosity attached, so truly thank you and Praise God in advance to anyone who decides to bless these people.
You can reach out to me for more specifics at 720-937-0168 or email@example.com.
See pictures for more context.
1. India - Rye went to India earlier this year and met Bitu. He lives in a region where God has been moving mightily (because of heavy persecution his name and location will be vague and will not be pictured in the photos).
As a part of the global house church movement (Youtube "Sheep Amongst Wolves Vol 2" for Iran's story and example of what's happening globally), God has raised up 400,000+ house churches in India, whose people make up over half of the world's population who has never heard Jesus’ name before (1500 people groups, 31 million people).
Through Bitu and his brother, God has raised up 250+ reproducing house churches in places where those who come to believe in Jesus are the first ones to have ever done so.
He and his leaders have been training these churches, caring for the community, and overseeing women/youth ministry aid/training which God has Blessed to produce Kingdom movement/multiplication as close to the Book of Acts as I've ever seen.
Amidst dreams, visions, healings, signs and wonders, thousands upon thousands have joined Our Family through the Fruit from their lives. They are truly heroes of the Faith.
There are many stories to tell, but essentially God has risen up embers of His Kingdom in these places, and more resources can help Bitu and these young Believers fan it into a flame that rages across the untilled Spiritual soil of India.
He has a vision this year to see God raise up 125 more reproducing house churches in areas with a total population of ~400,000 souls who have never heard the Gospel preached.
Any gifts in my dad's honor will go to helping him get a vehicle to visit areas more regularly, and to help support his leaders who are training/advancing the Kingdom and caring for/sharing the Gospel to children and families in need.
2. Mexico - While farming in Mexico the last few years, Dillon has grown close to a Church Pastor named Gaspar who is ministering to a Mayan town in Yucatan.
Like above, there are many stories to tell here, but supporting him and the leaders around him will help them to share and advance the Gospel in an area that has truly blessed Dillon. He is truly a hero of the Faith.
Gifts will go to Gaspar and his leaders who are helping him care for that community and oversee the Gospel going forth there.
3. Financial burdens for our family. At our discretion, we may use funds to help mitigate the costs associated with my father's passing. If there is a need that can be met towards medical/funeral/other associated costs, some funds may be appropriated to bless my mom.