The 30th of June marks the anniversary of Dustin Deford's death, my friend and former classmate of CBI. Last year 19 Hotshots lost their lives battling forest fires in Arizona, and Dustin was one of them. The sorrow felt as fresh today as it did then, but it's not a sadness for him, but for those of us who have to miss him; his family, and those who were close to him at Cornerstone. My heart has been with you all during this day, but Dustin, he's with Jesus and none of us would wish him back again.
"But we do not want you to be uninformed brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope" 1 Thessalonians 4:13 (ESV)