The Last Time
The last time I saw Eusebio was on a Wednesday night in March at my mid-week Bible study. Eusebio was a friendly but shy man from Guatemala; he loved the Lord, and he loved attending worship services at church and the group Bible studies.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our group worship had to be suspended. Our Bible study didn’t miss a Wednesday, as we continued via the internet.
Toward the end of May, Eusebio tested positive for the virus. The health of this humble, hard-working forty-two year old man quickly deteriorated and he was hospitalized and put on a ventilator. Separated from family, church, and friends, Eusebio slipped into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, May the 31st.
Eusebio helps define the reason why a significant part of our ministry is devoted to reaching ethnic groups here in the USA. For those who put their faith in Christ, the gospel has the power to save and change the eternal destiny of the soul. While Eusebio died separated from his relatives in his native country of Guatemala, he passed into the presence of his Heavenly Father because of his relationship with Christ.
I didn’t get to say good-bye to Eusebio; but the next time I see him and we greet each other, we will both have a glorified body. We will never worry again about the devastation of earthly pandemics; rather we will spend all eternity worshipping our Lord together! This is what missions is all about.
Thank you for partnering with us in reaching those who need the gospel message.
Roy & Edi Seals