Saturday, December 4, 2010

California Guy in Northwestern Thailand

Thailand lost a very special missionary, and we lost a special friend. James Garwood is no longer a California guy, or a missionary, but one of the many worshipping around Christ's throne - In November he succumbed to dengue hemorrhagic fever, which he contracted while serving Jesus in the jungles of the Karen state.




You will be missed, buddy. Serving God in Thailand won't be the same without you.

20 comments:

Tay T said...

Indeed, you will be missed James my brother... greatly missed... genuine & one of a kind

LaDonna said...

I'm reading this and watching this and crying. How sad for his family, the country and people he served, and his friends, but how wonderful that he will be greatly rewarded! How can I complain about my little life here in the comforts of the USA when I see this?! What an amazing person, but more importantly, what an amazing person that allowed God to work and love through his life.

César said...

Hello Eric.
I'm from Brazil, and as I was reading this post, and I see how people like you guys give ALL for Jesus! You are important, and please, keep this strength in loving Jesus. We can see how beautiful is this job: Serving Jesus. I'll ask for praying in our church, because it's all we Brothers can do, because of the distance. Brother in Jesus Christ.
Sincerly, César.

EJ and MJ said...

Hello César,

I'm glad you were encouraged by the blog and the thoughts on brother James. Keep on living ALL for Him! Senhor Jesus te abençoe!

LeeSun said...

My deepest sympathy for all those who loved him and miss him now ...

Anonymous said...

Powerful video. Powerful man.

Ryanne said...

My deepest condolences to your friend. I like reading your blog. filled with personal experience. You inspire me!

purpleplate said...

a very noble job dude ...
continue to dedicate ourselves to humanity for the world we live in peace

Arlene said...

There are wonderful unselfish people in the world,despite all the cruelty, inhumanity and greed we usually read about, and this young man is proof, whether or not you believe in |Christ, he was an inspiration. and what a sad loss to his family, friends and the people he was helping.

Anonymous said...

James, thank you for showing us how to live.

Matthew said...

Through Christ we are all connected, all a family, all share a common thread ... and while I never knew him, I pray that our brothers loss here on earth will inspire more than one to replace him in the field to build His kingdom! May we all know in the end that:

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

Your brother in Christ,
~Matthew

ReadingByLearning said...

Thank you for going to Thailand to serve the lord and spread the word. Your direction and willingness to help others are very commendable!

MYAngligaw said...

i thank the heavens for people like you.. im nikki and i am from the philippines... so happy to see people with really big hearts.. :)

b said...

It saddens my heart to see an amazing man who greatly offered himself for his brethren. May you rest in peace James. Thanks for helping because of love.

Sarah D said...

This video completely moved me. It takes a special kind of person, to selflessly put their lives on the line to help others. Seeing this video made me actually kinda happy. It restored my faith in the fact that good, kind hearted people really do exist. I'm sorry for your loss, but you should be ever so proud of your friend. I am new to the block world,and was wondering if you could link to my blog.

Breakeven said...

sad story~

Breakeven said...

sad story~

football tickets said...

amazing man, i think you will be missed him

Finalmentemamma said...

Hi, i'm italian...and i'm a christian.this is the first time form me visiting your blog...and i read these news...I think tha now brother james is in Jesus' arms and that He told him "Well done, my good servant, came in my glory". I'll pray for you all. God bless you...and what you're doing everyday for Him!

sleepinl8 said...

A beautiful and touching video. He lived his life by the word of the Lord, each and every action pleasing in the eyes of God. He died doing what he loved, and continues to make an impact even in his absence, which makes this to be a bittersweet ending. How noble of him to resist hatred and wrath toward the Burmese government, despite how they are countering all the missionaries' powerful actions. God bless Bua and Daniel.