This past Sunday, Feb 22, Lani Lopez (25), daughter of Wildwood deacon Dennis and Alathia Lister, tragically died of a heart attack while returning from a trip in Orlando with her family.
Lani is survived by her husband, Michael, and 3-month-old son, Mason.
A memorial service will take place at Wildwood this Saturday, Feb 28, at 10:30am. Lani’s family will receive friends in the fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Please join us in lifting up the family in prayer this week.
If you would like to support Michael and Mason financially during this difficult time, a fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe.com.
We are also collecting baby supplies at Wildwood for Lani’s husband Michael and infant son Mason. If you would like to donate, simply bring your items to the drop-off location just inside the entrance nearest the church office.
Efrén and Sonia Carbonell recently attended the Operation Christmas Child 2014 Celebration at United Methodist.
These are the highlights of the event:
*There are 140 “Full Circles” (former shoebox recipients) identified living now in the United States.
*120,000+ shoeboxes were sent to refugees in Northern Iraq. In addition Samaritan’s Purse provided coats, blankets, sleeping bags, and essentials to refugee families both Muslim and Christians.
*Samaritan’s Purse statistics show that 1/3 of 2014 worldwide shoebox recipients will accept Christ.
*These are the totals for 2014 shoeboxes sent:
Wildwood Church: 522
Big Bend, Tallahassee: 11,632
Florida, Puerto Rico: 507,618
*2015 Big Bend, Tallahassee Goal: 12,800
*Wildwood Church was recognized as Leon County Highest Percentage Increase in 2014.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Operation Christmas Child at Wildwood in 2014. We are looking forward to an even bigger drive this coming Christmas season!