Dear praying friends,
My hero, my dad, D. John Richard, just entered heaven to receive his eternal reward for a full life and fruitful labors (Saturday, February 3, 2018), just 17 days shy of his 95th birthday. It happened very fast. He fell last Sunday, and five times since then. We’re grateful and sad.
I’m headed to Syracuse…just arrived in Dallas last night after 16 nights away. I wrote memories of him on my 15+ hour flight home, having just talked the exact streets and places of youthful life with him.
Please pray for all of us. We have our Christ’s Resurrection hope for His believers-followers…or we would be of all people most miserable!
I borrow from John 1:6: “There was a man sent from God. His name was John.”
The burial service for the Rev. Dr. D. John Richard is to be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 17, at the Hughes Family Tribute Center, 9700 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX 75220 (https://www.hughescrownhill.com/directions). It will be followed by a5:00pm memorial service and dinner at Northrich Baptist Church, 1101 Custer Road, Richardson, TX 75080(http://www.northrich.org/overview/). An obituary is forthcoming.
Memorial gifts of thanks may be made to International Friendship Evangelism (www.friendshipevangelism.org) and/or RREACH (www.rreach.org). Rev. Dr. D. John Richard’s family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, memories and prayers from all over the world at this important time.
As we lift up the Richard family in our prayers, we have this precious memory we can revisit: that of Dr. John Richard’s closing prayer from the GProCongress. Please free to leave any notes of condolences or encouragement in the blog comments and we will see that Dr. Richard and family receive them.