Missionary Spotlight Update: Ken and Lygia Lovelace

Ken and Lygia Lovelace

The struggles Ken and Lygia Lovelace face on a daily basis have not ceased, and others have been added. Their adopted twin daughters complained for months about unusual feelings in their chests. Then seizures began. Through extensive testing, they learned both girls had sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. They are trying now to accept the fact that their girls’ hearts could stop any time. The twins are 12 years old.

Fourteen-year-old Elijah continues to struggle with heart problems of his own related to the diseases that he has. He has more bedridden days than up-and-at’em days. His family remains thankful for the good days he does have.

On the church front, the Lovelaces continue to serve the Lord and began a new Sunday morning Bible study in May. Ask God to use the study to serve the people well and grow them up in Him.

The Lovelaces appreciate your prayers. Given the multiple illnesses of their children, prayer is the greatest resource they have. Pray they would have the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual strength they need to forge ahead in the face of nearly insurmountable health problems in their family.

Years ago, when Ken was unemployed and pleading with God for a job, God asked him, “Why? Is it because you don’t want to trust me every day to meet your needs?” Once again, Ken and Lygia are reminded of God’s words. They have not quit serving God, and they certainly have not stopped trusting Him.

Ken and Lygia Lovelace are featured in the August 2018 Missions Mosaic Missionary Spotlight.

Dianne Swaim serves as a hospice/palliative care chaplain for the VA hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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