A WORD from Delaine about the Death of Her Husband, Mike Blackwell

There would never have been a Joy of Abiding Ministry without the encouragement and support of my husband, Mike.  He prayed for each Joy of Abiding (JOA) gathering whether a conference at The Cove, in town or across the ocean in places like Prague or the UK.  He was thrilled to hear about what God had accomplished and the fruit that would come forth. He patiently listened to every detail of the Israel excursions and the Bible study adventures JOA groups had in other countries.  The Israel reunions we had at our house were a special blessing to Mike.

Many of you have heard me say that God’s highest calling on my life was that of being the wife of Mike Blackwell. For the past year I was given a divine appointment, as his help meet (Genesis 2:18), to walk beside him while we prepared for his homegoing.

At about 4:30 a.m. on August 10th the LORD mercifully lifted Mike up to Glory Land as he slept.

Mike’s commission to me was to carry on with the work that God has given me to do until we meet again on the “Far side Banks of Jordan.”

For those interested, his service will be live-streamed on Friday, August 18h beginning at 9:40 am – 11:30 am at https://www.firstprescolumbia.org/live.

How thankful I am for you and hope to see many of you at the next JOA Abiding Conference on February 23, 2024.  Watch for details to come.