Monday, November 17, 2008

The Maas Family

While many of us will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families, I would like to bring to your attention a precious family who has recently suffered a devastating loss! David Maas, the husband of Joy and father of Jonathan, Desiree, Berea and Perazim, passed away very unexpectedly.

The Maas' were in India, ministering to orphans, when David began to feel very sick and went to see a doctor. The doctor told him he had food poisining. He went back to the place they were staying and began having seizures, followed by two heart attacks that led to his death. David was very healthy and had never had health problems, so, his death came as a complete shock to his precious family.

We recently had the Maas' over to our home for dinner. As you can imagine, Joy and their children, Jonathan, Desiree, Berea and Perazim are heartbroken over their loss.

I would like to ask you to seriously consider helping this precious family financially this Christmas. They have many needs! If you would like to help, you can either write a check, paid to the order of Joy Maas and sent to the Orphan Justice Center at P.O. Box 259, Grandview, MO 64030, or, you can give through our PayPal account on this blog. If you give a gift through our PayPal account, please inform me at, that the gift is for Joy and family.

I know this is a very busy season and a financially challenging time for many of you. I would like to encourage you, in the midst of the challenges, to take time to bless this precious family with whatever you can give, and through your giving, to experience the joy that comes from being the hand of Christ to a very hurting family.

Thank you so much and God bless you!


Robert said...

Hey Derek, It's Rob White - I have tried a million ways to get a hold of you bro. I miss you and want to catch up. Please contact me soon, my info: (865) 438-3306 . I hope you guys are doing well, I can't wait to hear from you!

Deep Love,

Rob & Jess

The Loux Family said...

It's great to hear from you! We'll get ahold of you this week!

We love you guys and hope all is well!


Renee', Derek and tribe

The Loux Family said...

I would like to thank the person who anonymously gave money (in our mail box) to Joy and family! God
bless you and may He be Jehovah Jireh to you in every area that's needed. Thank you for helping this precious family!