Yesterday, August 1, was the 3rd anniversary of the death of a friend of almost 50 years. I first met Rick and Betty Smith in 1970 while enrolled at Florida College in Temple Terrace (Tampa), Florida. Over the following years as we both pursued our Lord Jesus and His work for our lives, we often supported each other in ministry. We even spent many hours on the golf course together, even though I didn’t even like playing golf, because I loved to be with this guy.
My family was ministering in Huntsville, Texas while his was in Cleveland, Texas. We were in Orange, Texas while they were in Artesia, New Mexico. We both returned to Florida in the early 1980s to work and worship together in the same congregation in Gainesville, Florida. There we also had the blessing of working together with Betty’s father, John, whom we all dearly loved.Continue Reading