Monday, June 08, 2009

A New Chapter to the Story

I received a response regarding the Bible I discovered in the shop today. Amazing ...

Dear friends: I am the one whose name is listed in Dad Gackenheimer's on-line story of his life "Bwana Moto". I am John W. Henson the father of Shandelle Henson. Shandelle is a teacher at Andrews University in Michigan. My wife Audrey was the daughter of Elder Gackenheimer.

We well remember the time dad lost his Bible by putting it on top of his car and driving off. I'm not sure if it was in Barbados or Africa. He was very sad over its loss. He died on June 4, 1989 and mom Gackenheimer is also now dead (2005).

We would really love to have the Bible. Please buy it and mail it to us. We will be happy to pay for your troubles. Just let us know the cost. This is very important to our family. He was an Adventist preacher for 40 years.

Looking forward to a reply from you.

God bless,

JWH.

4 comments:

Ragan said...

What a cool story Steph! And how exciting for this Reverend's family to find after all these years.

Anonymous said...

Steph, no one can say that your life is boring! You don't have to look far for some very interesting blog topics! Love you, Mom

Terri Fisher said...

I figured they would want the Bible...how in the world did it end up in Chile, I wonder? Oh, the stories that Bible could tell...I think I sense a book in the making!

Let us know if/when you get the Bible...hope it's still there!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! That is SO cool! How wonderful to be a part of such a special story! And even more wonderful to be able to be a blessing to a family. This made my night!