Brad Stanley, beloved husband to Christa and father to their nine children, passed away on the morning of Saturday, March 4, 2017. While the timing of Brad's departure from this life was completely unexpected, we have not only the confidence that he has arrived Home, but also the joy of knowing the reunion that is occurring with his Heavenly Father whom he so passionately pursued. Brad leaves behind an amazing legacy in one of the most amazing wives and mothers you will ever meet in Christa. The family they built together will continue to press on and thrive in a manner that will make Brad and all of us most proud. Savannah (19), Katie (17), Brad (16), Will (14), Boaz (12), Joe (10), Lily (7), Eli (5), and Abe (11 months) were Brad's treasure. Raising these children in a Kingdom manner to bring their Lord His glory has been the purpose of their marriage, life, and each step daily. Their journey will go on, tears and laughter will flow, and the contagious Stanley joy will continue to attract all who come across their path. For today, the healing and next steps begin. The reality is that mortgages and bills remain. However, tomorrow's hope and opportunities for Christa and the kids have no boundaries. Education will be pursued, arts and sports will continue, and their daughters' weddings will be celebrated. Will you consider joining us on the Stanley Family journey by partnering spiritually and financially with us?
"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing." Deuteronomy 10:17-18