When our son Christopher went to Heaven suddenly on July 24, 2008, to say we were devastated would be an understatement. However, there were two things that kept me going.
Jonathan, Cathe and Christopher Laurie
One was the knowledge that in that moment when he breathed his last breath on earth, he took his first breath in Heaven! I could imagine God lovingly welcoming my son into His arms and I knew we would certainly see him again.
The other thing was in my moments of deep grief I imagined what Christopher would say to me if he could. He would say, “Mom, don’t stop. Don’t quit. Keep preaching the gospel in every way you can, to everyone you can, with every opportunity you get. Heaven is just one heartbeat away. Don’t waste this pain . . . use it.”
This golf classic has taken the pain of our deepest loss and channeled it into something so beautiful. Tens of thousands will hear the gospel. Thousands will respond to an invitation to receive Christ and the gift of salvation, and thousands more will be given a new believer’s New Testament.
With my deep gratitude, I thank you for the big and small ways you are helping us to make this happen!