Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Remembering Dad

I'm sure by now most of you have heard that Gary's father, Bob Roberts was killed in a plane crash on the 9th of April in West Papua, Indonesia where he was a mission pilot for 22 years. I am so happy that I was able to become part of his family and get to know him before he died. He was an amazing man, and of course I would say that since Gary is a lot like him! :-) We were able to travel to Indonesia in time for the funeral on Friday morning. It was truly amazing that we were able to make it here so quickly. Gary and his brother Eric are very involved with the investigation, though there are still many unknowns. It has been good to be together during this difficult time. Please pray for Adventist Aviation Indonesia now and that God will direct in how things continue here. Also, please pray for Stephanie, Gary's sister, as she has been having health issues for several months now, and this is a hard enough time without added complications. Also, please pray for guidance and direction for Jan as she moves forward on her own. Ruth Boyd, who lives and works here on the same campus has written a really nice blog about Dad and that day. You can see it here:


  1. The link didn't show up. I'm praying for your guys now. Come Lord Jesus come.

  2. Sorry...that's strange. Anyway, the link is: