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Dear Family & Precious Friends;

With sadness and joy, my beloved husband, co laborer in the Gospel, my best friend, mighty man of God, full of faith and Holy Spirit, went HOME to be with his Heavenly Father on January 10th, 2017 in Miami, Florida.  Richard had told me days and for months prior to his “HOME GOING”  how he was going to be with Jesus and it’s going to be quickly.  He had sung songs and hymns we used to sing in services when we were young while ministering in various churches raising funds for Bibles for Russia.  He was always passionate for the lost, the hurting and wanted to see millions of Bibles distributed to those who are less fortunate, especially in the Communist lands.  With the help of the Lord and your sacrificial giving, Impact Ministries has been able to put over 7 million Bibles and Scriptures throughout the Former Soviet Union, China, Siberia and Ukraine.  There have been hundreds of orphanages helped and thousands of orphans and impoverished children who have come to Jesus Christ.  There have literally been millions of lives who had come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord through Richard’s ministry over these last 45 (forty five) years.

One of the letters of condolences that came from Good Samaritan Mission, our affiliate ministry in the Ukraine:

“Richard was one of the most incredible God loving and Gospel working person we have ever known. We will always remember Richard speaking in the Ukraine, where thousands of souls were saved, healed; hundreds of churches established as a result of his work throughout Russia and Ukraine.  Your family has been a great blessing for millions.  Thank you for your ministry in providing millions of Bibles and New Testaments here in Russia and Ukraine where millions of lives have been affected through the Word of God for Jesus Christ. We are comforted because we are one of the blessed people whose lives and ministry has been touched and changed by the power of Jesus Christ through this special man’s ministry…”  

The last Scripture Richard spoke on New Year’s Eve was, “No more delays” and “Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection.  The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him…” Rev. 20:6

Richard loved me very dearly, loved his children and grand children passionately and loved you all as Family.  Thank you for being part of this Great Family of God.  If you wish to celebrate  Richard’s Homegoing, his memorial service will be held February 4th, 2017 at City Church, Kirkland at 10:00 A.M..

If you are traveling from out of town we are blocking rooms aside at the Marriott in Redmond Town Center.

Many have asked how they can give during this time, if you would like to donate towards the funeral expenses in lue of flowers; you can donate to Impact Ministries via check, credit card over the phone (425) 882-0761 or Pay Pal (

Impact Ministries will continue ministering with orphans, Bibles and church planting.  Thank you all for your support and fervent prayers especially during these difficult times.

If you have stories, or comments we would love to hear them below!