Jay and Katrina Didn't Waste Their Lives
Jay Erickson thought about death. He and his wife Katrina, along with their two little girls, moved in next to a bush hospital in Zambia earlier this year where he wrote they could "hear quite clearly the wails of mourning with each death" (Pondering Death). Jay was trained as a bush pilot and aircraft mechanic at Moody Aviation. Seeking to make Jesus known, he and his family were serving a remote mission hospital along the banks of the Zambezi River too difficult to access by roads. He transported medical supplies and food along with doctors, patients, and missionaries.
On April 20, he wrote of how his current reading and this new context coalesced to make him ponder death.
[I]t has caused me to realize again in a new way that there is nothing sad about the death of a Christian. The only sadness (and I do not intend…