I just got off the phone with David and he and his family are fine.Â Obviously they are sad and will miss Mr Gates but knowing that he is in heaven is a great comfort.Â David was praying over his dad as he went home.Â To give you a few details here is a letter that April Hudson just sent out and we will keep you posted on more as it becomes available.
David Gates called me about 6pm tonight to let me know that his father had passed away roughly an hour before. David asked me to express to all of you how much he loves you and appreciates your prayers for his familyÂ during this difficult time. David truly wants all of you to know that he is thankful to have a team and Christian family that is there for him, the way all of you have beenÂ over the past few weeks. He is grateful to the Lord for your friendship and Love. He is holding up but it is very hard for him. He knows that his father is in a better place. He is comforted in knowing he is with the Lord and is no longer suffering.
Please keep David in your prayers in thoughts as they will be making arrangements over the next few days. I will let you know as soon as I hear something.