Kristen was impressed by the Lord that her theme for 2014 was “victory” based upon Psalm 98:1 – “O sing to the Lord a new song for He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.” And we as a family had hoped and prayed and pleaded with God that that victory would mean full healing on this earth. But God in His infinite wisdom decided that victory for Kristen would be full health and healing in heaven where there will be no more suffering, sorrow, death, pain, or tears (Rev. 21). Kristen my beloved bride of 22 ½ years, my best friend, ministry partner, wife, mother of my children and lover went home to be with Jesus, her Master and Savior this morning, January 22, 2014. As I was reading the devotional Streams in the Desert with her as we do almost every morning, just the two of us, she breathed her last breath. It is a moment I will cherish forever.
The following is from the obituary: Funeral services will be held at Southeast Christian Church on January 25, 2014 at 11AM. Visitation will be held on January, 24, from 11AM-2PM; 4-8PM and from 9-10:30am on Saturday at the church.
There will be a funeral service on Monday, January 27 at 1pm with visitation after 11am at Northfield Christian Fellowship, Tremont, IL with burial to follow.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Kristen Sauder be made to Life In Abundance International, 1605 East Elizabeth Street, Suite 1069, Pasadena, CA 91104 or online at http://www.lifeinabundance.org/donate.
We greatly appreciate and need your ongoing prayers. We all loved deeply and therefore we are all grieving deeply.