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A Nation in Mourning: A Must Read from Dr. Myles Munroe’s Assistant

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A must read from Dr. Myles Assistant ..”.
I provide this latest update and valuable info & insight I just received from Dr. Lucile Richardson, who has been a trusted personal writing assistant and coordinator for Dr. Myles for many years and very close to his family and ministry:
Greetings All,
Due to the enormous amount of phone calls on all my phones and with me helping out at the church, I am unable to return your calls. Also, please do not call my cell phone because it needs to be repaired.
Allow me to update you while I am home for a brief moment. A month ago Dr. Munroe prophesied on a radio talk show that in the next month this nation will be shaken by the death of a very prominent leader and that person’s death will have an impact on the entire nation. Most of October he was in several countries in Africa/S.Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi. When he returned a week ago he was on another talk show and said he has already written his obituary and that it something we all should do, because it helps you to know what you have and have not yet accomplished. That’s not the first time he’s made that statement in our midst too.
While in Burundi he invited the young lady in charge of organizing all the events for the govt. etc. to come to the Bahamas for our leadership summit being held in Freeport this week. She agreed and came. So on yesterday he called her up to share for a few minutes about her country, and he told us she would be traveling with them to Freeport on his jet after church So the news media is reporting that his daughter was on the plane, and some reports are saying a man from Africa when it was this young lady who he introduced to us.
The pilot was a very close friend since I first came to the Bahamas. His wife has just recovered from being very sick the past four years and near death a few times. No one could have imagined him leaving before her. Pas. Richard was my close friend and our fellowship pastor. He was in charge of the church because of Pas. Myles’ international traveling. He was married to Pas. Ruth’s sister, Sheena who had gone over earlier along with Pas. Myles son and daughter because of their involvement with the conference registration, etc. Yesterday Pas. Richard released 3 small books and he presented all 3 to Pas. Myles. One was on Leadership Legacy that he dedicated to Pas. Myles for having imparted so much in his life….it was an awesome moment of tribute shortly before Pas. Myles preached.


Yesterday Pas. Myles’ sermon was a summary of everything he has ever taught on purpose and potential as he started in Genesis ch. 2. It was a profound message! But we could not have imagined it being his last!
Also on board was our newly ordained youth pastor Lavard Parks and his pregnant (4 mo) wife Radel, and their 5 yr old son. This couple was very close and dear to my heart. Both consider me to be their mentor. Radel has a twin sister and they were best friends…this is ever so difficult for her and all of us. While we led intercession last night until most of the morning, several pastors came after the word hit this small island, as they were also in a state of disbelief.

One final note, yesterday we had no live streaming because all our equipment was already removed and sent over to Freeport for the conference. Andrew Young was suppose to be on the plane with Pas. Myles because he was already in Nassau speaking elsewhere, but he decided to take another flight.
Apparently the weather was very windy and there was a Bahamas Air flight that decided it was too windy to land and that pilot was instructed to turn around and return to Nassau. I understand that it was very foggy and Stanley 
had no way of knowing that as he came lower to get under the fog there would be a huge crane that he hit.

Please know that while I would love to return your phone calls and emails individually, I am unable to do so at this time. I’ve only had a couple hours of sleep and have to continue in assisting; hope you understand.
Appreciate all your prayers from around the world.


Dr. Lucile Richardson

(credit: Vicki Yohe’s Facebook page)

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Grief & Loss

“All Lives Lost”: Grieving w/the Families of Flight 370

 

 

 

mayaRecent reports rang throughout the world that all lives have been lost and the Malaysian Flight 370 loaded with approximately 239 passengers from all backgrounds, nationalities, and religions have perished.

In a recent interview, Prime Minister Najib Razak reported that the airline responded via text message declaring its “deepest regrets leading to an assumption that Flight MH 370 has been lost and that none of those on-board survived.”

Suddenly, a loud wailing burst forth from families whose repetitive questions week after week since this suspicious and mysterious vanishing of the plane led to no clue of understanding where their family members are. We can only imagine how helpless they must have felt to be in such a state with no definitive answers of the last moments of their loved ones.

This type of grief produces complicated grief for many where there is no finality associated with the death of a loved one and no proper burial or resting place. The passengers aboard were not just that or crew, they were fathers, children, mothers, sisters, brothers, cousin, and friends. We take this time to pray for those who are survivors of the lost.

In the days ahead, the tasks of grief may seem complicated but we wish the family peace in gaining acceptance for the loss of their loved ones. The tasks of grief, developed by William J. Worden include

  1. Accepting the reality of loss
  2. Experiencing the pain of grief
  3. Adjusting to a life without the deceased
  4. Withdrawing emotional energy and investing in other relationships.

All of these things will not be done overnight, we pray for the strength of the families in the days ahead.