A Note from Dr. Jerry Russell on the passing of his dear friend, Marion Woods:
When the word came that my friend and mentor in missions ministry had passed over the Jordan into eternity, my heart sank for a few seconds. I had shed my tears and said my “goodbye” and I” love you and thank for being a Godly man” when we left Costa Rica on March 29. Yet, the truth is one is never prepared for that final moment. Marion had preached and taught that the Grace of Jesus was that great gift offered to all and available for all if one just receives that love of Christ and believes in their heart that in Christ, God has made it right between his children and himself.
Marion, as a teen, found the joy and truth of Gods’ grace. It was this grace that God carried him to Costa Rica to touch so many folks for the Kingdom. One life that made a difference, yes! To make a difference in this world… what an impact! My prayer is now one of gratitude and thanksgiving for” Papa Noel.” Make me, Lord, like Jesus and a servant like Marion Woods.