Richards expresses thanks during loss

Dear SBTC family,

Thank you for the incredible outpouring of prayer and support during my mother’s recent home-going. The many cards, e-mails, phone calls and flowers were overwhelming. Mother’s legacy will live on through her family.

Mother was a registered nurse. She invested 30 years of her life delivering babies. She worked on the maternity floor of Francis Hospital in Monroe, La. Throughout those years, she witnessed to the women who were under her care.

One of the most esteemed doctors in the city came to the funeral home and paid his respects. He sent a gift to the East Texas Baptist Family Ministry. Several others have done the same. Gerald Edwards, director of ETBFM, has agreed to dedicate a room at the Children’s Home in memory of Betty Lane Richards.

While I will desperately miss Mother, I have the peace and consolation that I will see her again. She prayed for and witnessed to me until I came to Christ. Be sure you have shared the saving power of Jesus with your family members.

Thank you again for your love and support.

Your servant in Christ,

Jim Richards

Executive Director Emeritus
Jim Richards
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
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