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is what belongs in that God-shaped hole in our hearts. We need to ask Him to fill it up. A little further down my walk as a Christian, I finally started to submit myself to God's will for me. I stopped trying to rebel against everything and that is when my life really turned around. I remember praying daily for the Lord to really show me what He wanted for me. When it was clear to me what His answer was, I honestly burst out laughing in disbelief. I was talking to a good Christian friend and she also saw the humor in it. My life at that point was really a mess, and the only thing it seemed that the Lord wanted for me to aim at was to be a godly wife and mother. But you know what? at is exactly what He promised me, and today that is exactly where I am. I have been blessed with a fantastic, godly husband who leads my family. My four children are growing up in a peaceful, safe and loving home with Christ squarely at the center of it all, and my heart has not felt empty in a long, long time. e God of the Bible is real, whether you choose to reject Him or serve Him. If you have never heard the Gospel, next time you have the opportunity, please listen with an open heart and mind. My prayer for you is that you will let Jesus Christ fill the God-shaped hole in your heart. W Reprinted with permission from “Finding Your Way,” published by Metro Baptist Church, Burnaby, British Columbia. MBC is pastored by BIMI missionary Russell Mackay. Leaston Curthburt (L.C.) Easterling was born on June 25, 1922, in Daisy, Georgia. He went home to be with the Lord on December 25, 2012, in Jackson, Kentucky. During WW II he served in the US Army signal corps as a radio coder. He saw action in the Pacific Theater and was stationed in Burma and India. The Easterling family had settled in Savannah, Georgia, where he met and married Phyllis, his wife of 62 ½ years who preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He rejoiced that his family circle was not broken since they all know the Savior. He was convicted of his sin while listening to a radio preacher, and on July 13, 1953, he trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior and committed his life to serve Him. L.C. and Phyllis were approved for home mission work with BIMI in 1965 while L.C. was still attending Tabernacle Baptist Bible College in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated in 1966 and immediately moved to Owsley County, Kentucky, where he resided on Cow Creek. He later received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Clarksville Theological Seminary of Tennessee in 1994. L.C. Easterling started several churches and was the current pastor of Levi Baptist Church(Booneville, Kentucky) and Fountain Head Baptist Church (Grassy Branch, Kentucky). He was known as a man of fervent prayer, pure Bible preaching, a witness to everyone, and he had a heart for worldwide missions. Having an extensive nursing home ministry in the surrounding area, he will be greatly missed. His days were spent in Bible study, visiting folks, and prayer. He was a physical and spiritual help to everyone, but most of all it was known that he was Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He faithfully served as a missionary with BIMI for 47 years.  26 BIMI WORLD Number 1, 2013 Memorial Gifts have been received in memory of: Faye Robinson by Reid Jewell by Glenn & Pat Copeland by Mrs. Leslie Clonts Daneth Brown by Baptist Church of Hobart First Sharon Livengood by Mr. & Mrs. Ardell Versaw Catherine Hudson by Bible Baptist Church by Carolyn Jackson Willard Jones by Bible Baptist Church Phyllis Ensley by Maple Grove Baptist Church Sara Duncan by Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Brown Joan Britton by Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Brown Norma Lee Truitt by Maj. Ret. Robert Smith Harold Smiley by Baptist Church Bible Dr E C Sheehan by & Mrs. Bobby Brown Mr. Mary Ann Hotalen by Bible Baptist Church Dr JB Buffington by Mr. & Mrs. James Robson Jr Sumner Wemp by & Mrs. Bobby Brown Mr. Gene Grimmett by & Mrs. Bob Green Mr. Evelyn Porter by Marion Porter