There is so much to celebrate with Circle of Hope right now!
We have had a whirlwind week of salvations and blessings in Malawi as 75 plus people were added to the Kingdom!
We rejoice in seeing God work so powerfully! Our evangelism team, the praise team, pastors, and members of the Grace Alliance church have truly come together and bonded to show the love of Christ in a real and powerful way that those witnessing it may not deny. It is a truly beautiful thing to see hearts changed by the Holy Spirit and people find true freedom from evil and oppression.
In other Circle of Hope news, we have even more celebrate. Mrs. Jeri Roller, Len Roller's mother, has gone to be with the Lord and we want to pause and celebrate this beautiful life full of love that taught us so much and impacted her family but also all of Malawi through her input into Circle of Hope.
We want to share the details with you and encourage you to celebrate her with us at her memorial service. Her family writes, "Evalyn Nadine “Jeri” Roller was born May 20, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas and passed into the embrace of the Lord Jesus on July 4th, 2016. She is survived by sons David (Yvonne), Leonard (Karen) and Jonathan (Towanna); seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by beloved husband Gilbert and two daughters (Jerilyn and Jana). Jeri was a long-time member of the Wilmore Free Methodist Church where she is recalled with fondness for her work as a greeter and her gift of hospitality. She was an avid gardener, preferring the beauty and color of flowers over the utility of vegetables. She was a noted memorizer of the entire books of the Bible. The essentials to note about her life: Jeri’s commitment to the way of Jesus at age 10 continued to mature and express itself throughout her whole life and in everything about her life. Her life would not make sense unless seen through the lens of that sweet story of redemption, hope and service. The other essential was the love story she and Gilbert shared. They had a relationship based on shared purposes and simply enjoyed each other so much that they never had “rough patches” in their nearly 65 years of marriage. The children attest to never having witnessed anger between them or raised voices. They might have disagreed on mundane matters, like where to eat lunch or the color of the couch, but even those disagreements were free of tension and soon resolved. She often called Gilbert, “heart of my heart, life of my life, love of my love.” These two loves and commitments marked her life. The funeral service will be at the Wilmore Free Methodist Church on July 21st at 4:00PM, with interment following in the Wilmore cemetery. Visitation will be at Betts & West in Nicholasville on July 20th from 5:00-8:00PM and at the Wilmore Free Methodist Church on July 21st from 2:00-3:30PM In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Circle of Hope.”
In times like this, the celebration of life and celebrations of eternal life truly put our own lives into perspective. At Circle of Hope, we are committed to spreading the love of Christ through community development. You are a part of our family and our community! If you have a prayer request please comment below or email us. We would love to join you in laying your heart before the Lord!