With hands lifted high

Dear Signs of Love Friends,

Like you, I am stunned by the recent tragic events in Honduras. The deaths of Jeff Harter and Steve Holtrust  leave us feeling like the oxygen has just been sucked out of the room and most of us have spent hours tearfully praying and wrestling with it before God.

I suspect we all have spent considerable time in the last few days seriously reflecting on the impact Signs of Love has had on countless lives, not just in Honduras but on our lives as well.  I have a beautiful mental image of one day standing before the throne of God and Jesus asking everyone who has been touched by Signs of Love to raise their hand and a vast multitude of hands go up.  Both of my hands will be raised in that moment.  Yours will be too.  That will happen only because people like Robin and Jeff Harter and Steve Holtrust dared to boldly follow their God into the world to share His love, grace and hope.

The day before Jeff died, he posted a quote by Jim Elliot on his Facebook wall.  It says, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”  These were not mere words on a page to Jeff and Steve.  They were a battle cry that prompted them to love and serve others with Godly passion.

Jeff and Steve, it has been our honor to have known you.

Many people have asked how they can help. As you can imagine, the expenses incurred as a result of these horrific events are staggering.  There are many unexpected costs, such as those related to Robin’s hospital stay, legal fees, transportation and getting the bodies prepared and shipped to the states for the memorial services.  Just as Signs of Love has richly blessed our lives, it is time that we join hands and return the blessing.  Robin has an incredibly difficult journey in the days ahead.  Let’s make that journey a bit easier by relieving some of the financial pressure.

I believe with all of my heart that one day when we are standing in Heaven with our hands raised, we won’t be sorry.

If you would like to help, you can send a donation to:

Signs of Love

P.O. Box 3852

Apple Valley, CA  92307


or through PayPal at this link.


With hands lifted high,

Signs of Love staff


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