Other Faces

For us that live in the States we have seen the faces of twenty innocent children gunned down in a senseless shooting by a young man not more than a child himself. We have felt our hearts broken and we have reached out in love and prayers to the parents, grandparents, siblings, and so many others affected by this act of violence.

My son-in-law had a very thought-provoking link on his blog. It’s from a missionary in Africa, reminding us of other faces of violence, very atrocious and for some of us even unimaginable. I want to pass it on and ask us to pray for those children.

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I am now safe and sound surrounded by the happy faces of my grandchildren. I had hoped to spend lots of time playing games with them, but I got way behind on my work because of the trip to Sweden, so I told them there was no vacation for me. “No vacation for Miss Lundquist,” said David. “Only vacation for lunch and dinner and on Christmas!” Yes, Christmas Day will be a day of vacation. I look forward to it.

Let’s pray for those who have nothing to look forward to. Many are “living dead” because of life’s hard circumstances. I talked with a friend yesterday who once had it that way. She said she was dead; she could not cry, she could not laugh. Those were dark days. But now the light of God’s love and grace has shone on her life. Jesus has come in to darkest nooks in her life.

Jesus stands at the door and knocks. He wants to bring life to everyone living in darkness, dead in trespasses and sins. But we have to open the door. Let’s pray that many desperate souls will lets Jesus’ light shine in their life.

Cole kids 2012

The happy faces of David, Brianna, Lana, and Sarah
Wishing you the light and love of Jesus

Don’t forget to pray for the “other faces,” the boys and girls who have no love in their lives. Jesus wats to bring them hope. He just needs willing servants who will carry that hope to them. Will you be one of them? Will I?


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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