With heartfelt sadness, the Board of Concern International announces the home-going of Ralph Venema. Ralph stepped into the presence of his Lord and Savior, whom he loved and served on Saturday morning April 26, 2014. Ralph had served as the Director of Concern International for many years, and continued his service even while bravely fighting his battle with cancer. Ralph’s greatest passion was serving his Lord and Savior, and sharing his testimony with everyone he met. We rejoice with the Venema family that he is now free from the pain of his battle.
Ralph fought the good fight and finished the race, and we are confident that he heard his Lord say,
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant!”
There will be more communication from the Board in the days ahead as we meet to plan for the future of Concern International, but we want to assure everyone that the ministry will continue. We do covet your prayers for the Venema family at this time, as well as for the ministry of Concern International as we seek to “Reach, Touch and Change Lives. One at a Time”.
Memorial contributions to Concern International Inc. would be appreciated.
Brian L. Butler MT (ASCP)
Concern International Inc.