In January I wrote about our dear friends, the Kendalls, in Tartu. I wanted to mention them again today because I keep up to date on their blog and I wanted to share them with all of you. We spent last summer with Penny, Brandi, and Kayli (pictured) in Tartu, Estonia while we did Let’s Start Talking. They are amazing. They have been in Tartu for about a year and a half, working hard to share with everyone how Jesus has changed them.
This past January their son Dustin was killed in the line of duty while stationed in Iraq. Their faith throughout this painful time has been amazing to witness. They are such strong people, with such a strong (and large!) family (pictured below), and I am so thankful that I was able to get to know them. I really look forward to when I will be able to spend time with them again.
And I also wanted to ask you to pray for their church family that they are guiding in Estonia. Check out their blog to hear all about what they’ve been up to and what they are planning for the summer.
Penny, Brandi, Kayli, if you’re reading this, know that you’re in my heart, and I think of you all the time and the wonderful things that God is doing through you. To use Peter’s favourite word of encouragement: “Endure!”
Corporal Dustin Lee Kendall