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A friend gone home

This is a quick update to reflect on some tragic news which I received today. A fellow Latin Link volunteer working in Peru, and someone I knew a little as a friend, Steve Corbin, died in the early hours of this morning.

According to news which came by email from our head office, Steve was collecting a football which had landed on a rooftop, when he fell and injured his head. He was taken to hospital, but died in the early hours of this morning.

I know this is one of those things you always here when someone dies, but my immediate thoughts go to his family and close friends. I know what it's like to be out in Latin America, living in a more dangerous part of the world, and having family back home worrying about me, so I pray fervently that his family know God's peace at this time.

At about 22 (I'm not sure exactly), Steve was an exciting and passion lad. Not only did he have a bit of bling with the ladies from what I remember, but he was keen to share the Gospel, and serve God. He was full of potential to grow in his faith and God's service, and you're left wondering why someone with so much to offer was taken from us so soon.

He sent his latest email newsletter only last week, and it felt like he was very close to us, as he enthused (as I do) about what he was getting up to.

Yesterday he was with us, and just like that, he is now with God. It is comforting to know he is in the care of the one true loving God, but hard for us here on earth, who have to come to terms with this great loss. Life is so fragile, and it's this fact which is playing around in my mind the most at this time.

For those of you who pray, please pray particularly for his family and friends, who must be suffering immense grief. Please also pray for the other Latin Link volunteers, as we come to terms with this news over the next few days and weeks.

God willing, I'll be back in touch again shortly with an update and photos on a visit I made to Guatemala last week: a trip which I didn't think was going to happen until two days before I left. But at this time, please remember those in prayer who I have mentioned above.

God bless.

4 Comment(s):

Blogger St said...

Sad news Tim. Will mention to church at appropriate time. Tuesday, May 16, 2006 2:32:00 AM  

Blogger Caroline said...

hi! Sorry to hear about Steve. Prayers are with you and all involved..
Cx Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:52:00 AM  

Anonymous Martin Peter Clarke said...

Tim - tried to email you from your Contact link. Said I would in St.Paul's 2005 if not before! I'm sorry for your loss of Steve. And, I have to say it, jealous: He's made it. I look forward to meeting him! But not yet as I obviously have things to do! Including learning to rejoice in a grim world! Regards, Martin Thursday, June 07, 2007 7:33:00 AM  

Anonymous Martin Peter Clarke said... Thursday, June 07, 2007 7:34:00 AM  

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