This last week Dr. Garlick went home to glory. For those of you who are not aquainted with Dr. Garlick, he was an evangelist, mainly to Spanish speaking people. He, along with his wife, who went home to glory last year, and his family have dedicated their lives to sharing the gospel wherever they go, and mostly in Spanish speaking communities and countries. He is also the founder of the Spanish "Sword of the Lord" magazine called the "LaEspada". Arthur and I spent some time in Mission, Texas when we were first married working with Dr. Garlick and his son, Dan Garlick. In later years, several of our children have also worked on printing the LaEspada and so have also met Dr. Garlick and enjoyed spending some time with him.
I guess the thing I remember most about Dr. Garlick, is that, while he battled Parkinson's disease for many years, and found it hard to walk and stand, he still did what he could, and even more with God's strength. He was a man who dared to dream big about what he could do for God. God blessed him and he did do big things for God and because of the ministry he started, and the preaching he did, thousands will be in heaven as a result.
So in this post, I would like the Garlick family, especially Teresa, who reads this blog :) , to know that we are praying for you and looking forward to seeing you all again sometime! My grandma always said when someone went home to glory, "The circle grows larger up there," which is also the words of an old song. Dr. Garlick said in one of his last messages, "Jesus saves! Go tell everybody!" Sounds like we better get busy!
(Oh, P. family, I'm still working on the entertaining surprise for you! Please be patient!)