My heart is overwhelmed.
Yesterday we lost my dear brother Andrew Yoder in an absolutely tragic accident when his tower crane came down in Seattle. A wonderful man, a true Titan, passionate about his faith in Christ, a servant of others. With Honesty and integrity, he was the real deal, a true man of God. He so deeply loved as a father and husband. Toughest man you likely meet, with the hardest work ethic, and an excellent soldier and Marine.
It sucks so bad, that you don't feel how much someone means to you until they are violently ripped out of your life.
For well over half of my life he was nearer to me than blood. A faithful friend, a confiding brother, an inspiring encouragement, my shooting buddy.
The feeling is crushing, and everytime I try and pull myself together, I think of his loving wife, and I am wrecked by the reality that his two little boys will grow up without their father.
As much as I feel, want to not make this about me. Please be praying for his wife, 2 little boys, his twin brother, his parents and brothers, who are feeling the unimaginable pain and void.
Andrew, goodbye for now, Until I see you on the other side. Love you brother.