Sunday, July 06, 2008
Remembering Greg Gomez...
Dear Prayer Partners,
Please pray with us for the family of summer missionary, Greg Gomez. Greg arrived in Lima the end of May with 60 other interns to serve on the REAP South Team. Since then he has traveled around southern Peru with a team researching unreached micro people groups. Saturday afternoon (July 5) Greg was traveling on a public transportation van near the town of Abancay with another summer intern and a Peruvian national who also serve on the REAP South team. The van was in an accident and Greg died of head injuries.
Greg was involved in the ministry of First Baptist Church, Oxford during the time Jeff was serving as student minister there. He was a devoted follower of Christ. We are blessed to have known Greg.
Greg is from Illinois and recently graduated from The University of Mississippi with an engineering degree. Greg’s family was on a trip and weren’t notified until late last night. Please pray for peace for his family and friends. Also, please pray for the two young ladies who were in the accident. Missionaries Mike Weaver and Arnold Austin are on the way to pick them up and bring them back to Lima. Pray for safe travel for them.
Please pray for the other summer interns. Many of them are in hard to reach places and don’t even know about the accident yet. Pray for the REAP South team and our mission leaders who are ministering to the family in the U.S. and working with Peruvian officials there.