Meet Myla. This first photo may seem so easy to scroll past, yet there is such an inspiring story of Christian love behind it.
After one of our elderly member's wife passed away, he continued to come to church, but sat alone. That's where Myla comes in. She was only 12 at the time. "I had noticed that he was sitting alone one Sunday, and so I mentioned it to my Grandma. She told me that I should go and ask if he would like me to sit with him. He seemed to like having me sit with him, because he always sat alone. It made me feel happy that he enjoyed my company. Every Sunday, I continued to sit with him, helping him with whatever it was he needed. He sometimes had trouble finding a page or being able to hear. I loved sitting with him, he always made me smile! It wasn't very long after I started sitting with him that he passed away. I was really shocked and saddened by the news, I didn't really know how to handle it. To me it was sudden, even though I knew that he was becoming sick. I didn't want to go to his funeral because that was going to be a lot on me. I had just gotten so used to seeing him every Sunday. Still to this day I sometimes glance over just to imagine him sitting there. It's been almost three years and I still miss him, but he will always hold a special place in my heart." #church #bentonharbor #wels #wisconsinevangelical #wisconsinevangelicallutheransynod #stmatthewsbh #stainedglass #stainedglasswindow #oldchurch #oldchurches #christianchurch #lutheran #lutheranchurch #michiganchurch #churches #churchesofinstagram #gothicarchitecture #altar #jesuschrist #jesus #christ #christian #christianchurch #believers #bible #holybible #bibleverse #dailybibleverse