To Dan’s wife:
Dan was a man of great character. He was a man of strength that was tempered with gentleness. He was a gentle man who had steely resolve to work at everything with all his might and as unto the Lord. He had a great sense of humor…he could find the lighter side in nearly everything.
Nancy and I share a fond memory of our trip to Bamiyan with you and Dan. He seemed to delight in getting just enough of a reaction out of you as he maneuvered the inclines and pitches of roads that may or may not have existed. We saw in his eyes a deep love and concern for you.
I found him to be a priceless resource for culturally sensitive issues. He always took his time to sort out the issues and see them from a number of perspectives. As Nancy and I sorted out our decision to leave Afghanistan both you and Dan were loving and supportive of us.
We pray that you find “Peace like a River” so that you will be able to sing… “It is well, It is well with my Soul!”
Our prayers and love to you and your girls,
Jim and Nancy
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