Pastor Chris has spoke on many occasions about 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 and how we all have different gifts. This comes to mind when I think about Mr. Dan. God used him to bring joy and laughter into the hearts of many children, my son being one of them. For that, I am forever grateful. Matthew has always enjoyed coming to Faith Promise Church, and he is now a teenager, and has learned from the example of Mr. Dan, and is now serving those 2 year old kids. Even though Mr. Dan is no longer with us here on Earth, a little part of his ministry lives on in the many children he set an example for.
In the 12+ years I have went to Faith Promise, I never saw Dan outside of church until recently. I was standing in line at Sams club, and Dan was standing behind me waiting to get an Ice Cream. I bought Dan an Ice Cream that day, and as simple as it sounds, I am so grateful for that opportunity that God gave me that day, and it is more of a blessing than any amount of money could replace.
I will miss Dan, but I am confident in knowing that one day I will be reunited with him in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.