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I wish I could please everyone with a bag of corn chips.” August and the Directors’ Meeting came all too fast. The time with Dr. Snyder and our fellow directors is always a blessing. As each shared a report of his field, our hearts were blessed to hear about the number of souls saved and churches planted around the world. As we praised the Lord for His blessing and direction for BIMI, there was a void in our hearts for the Wesson family. On the Friday before the meeting, Josh Wesson along with about 19 others went to a town up in the Northwest area of the Dominican Republic to have a VBS/ Five-day club. The group was thrilled to see how God used them that week. Many children made decisions for Christ, and God was working in the hearts of those young people who went on this trip. The team had Friday morning open and decided that they would go a short distance to the North shore near Monte Cristi. Some of the teens entered the water hip deep and walked down the beach, not knowing that they were on a sand bar. All of a sudden, four young men fell into a hole and the rip tide began to pull them out to sea. Josh Wesson immediately dove into the water to rescue those four boys. After successfully saving two, he went back after the third. Josh failed in his attempt and drowned seeking to save the young man. The Dominican Today newspaper said, “He fulfilled the Scripture—the good shepherd lays down his life for his flock.” Josh lived a memorable life. Only God knows what the impact will be in the future. James 1:12 says, Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Please pray for Joy and her family during this time of bereavement and as they seek God’s will for the future. Islander – October 2015 3