The PCO (Protestant Church in Oman), TAISM (The American International School in Muscat) and a beautiful family are all experiencing a season of deep grief as we try to make sense out of a senseless tragedy that occurred in Minnesota on August 17th, less than 2 weeks ago. Michelle and Julia Hoffman (as well as the mother-in-law) were taken from us to be with the LORD. Here is a news report about the horrific accident. Michelle and Julia’s obituary is found here. The son, Jason, was only spared by the grace of God thanks to the quick reaction of a good samaritan. Memorial services were held in the States last week. It was such a beautiful service celebrating these two hearts of gold and many of us were only able to witness it from this youtube clip shared on facebook.
The worship from 14:15 to 19:15 is so incredibly deep and uplifting and is proof of Psalm 22:3 that “But Thou art Holy, O Thou that inhabits the praises of His people.” Music soothes the soul like nothing else. This is why Ephesians 5:19 tells us to, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”
TAISM had a special, private ceremony this past Saturday and wrote this page, TAISM Community Mourns Loss, on their website. For those who knew and loved Michelle and Julia, there will be a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 2nd at 4pm in the Bosch Hall, Ghala. Please be praying for the family-Michael, Jake, Joey, and Jason. Today’s sermon from Pastor Michael Peppin could not have been more appropriate.