It is with deepest sadness that we are offering this fundraiser, as we mourn the tragic and sudden loss of our beloved Billy Hawkins. He went to be with our Lord suddenly, after a hiking accident, on August 23rd, one day after his 30th birthday. He died doing what he loved, and his loyal dog never left his side. He lived a life abundant in joy, light, humor, and kindness, with steadfast faith in the Lord Jesus. All proceeds will go to help with funeral costs and to help his family through this heartbreaking time.
“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.Therefore encourage one another with these words.”1 Thessalonians 4:13-18