Monday night…

It’s been both an “up” day and “down” day for us.

In fact, we can be both up and down, all in the span of probably 90 seconds or so.

But I don’t have time to write. We have not yet located Dad and we continue to search, pray and do our best.

I’ll take time tomorrow to write more.

We thank you for all the nice notes, emails and other ways you have let us know you care.



15 thoughts on “Monday night…

  1. Kay Cooksley

    Loved your stories ~
    We continue to pray~
    I think so often of your Mom…
    And your entire family.
    Thank you so much for sharing your memories.
    It is so nice to be able to see behind the scenes in your families life.
    Your Dad’s cooking SO sounds like my husband’s ~~ To Funny!
    Praying for you often.

  2. Glenn and Mary Alice Hill

    We conducted three evangelistic/health seminars in India with your Dad and Mom. Just now we are in Yakima with Messiah’s Mansion (Sanctuary Exhibit) serving as tour guides. Yesterday I phoned your Mom and had prayer with her over the phone. We have been following the blogs, and of course have been praying for all of you and encouraging others also to do so. Thank you for keeping us posted. We have been to Ukraine several times and are familiar with the area where you are operating. We encouraged some Ukrainian friends to also join the vigil. –Glenn and Mary Alice Hill

  3. Ethel Price

    But I will sing of Your power; yea, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning: for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. Psalm 59:16. I was trying to think of and praying for a specific promise for your situation this morning and opened my Bible app on my cell…this was the verse of the day! I claim it on behalf of your Dad – and your Mom and all of you. Your dad and your family are all on my heart day & night; one night last week I was especially burdened all night to pray for your Dad… and though I can never be as eager as you to have a speedy resolution and good outcome, I also check often to get your updates. Thank you for keeping us connected and the time you invest. God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours and in all His ways He is perfect so I try to stretch my patience a little farther. Somtimes I wonder if God is going to use one godly man to raise the awareness of the whole world! Pray and faint not. (Luke 18:1) Blessings and love.

  4. Anne Schilperoort

    Dear Greg and family, I am sure the days must be emotionally draining for each of you. Please know that we continually lift you up to the Lord, trusting He will continue to provide strength and encouragement for every family member. The blogs are such a testimony to God’s sovereignty and the faith of His people. May your hearts be refreshed dailly with verses of comfort. Anne & Monte…also with Betty in Chehalis

  5. Carol Hebert

    “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Many times daily praying God s presence be with all the family in this difficult time, and a miracle will still happen. The Lord is our strength!

  6. Gary Inman

    Your situation as been in my prayers since a friend of mine told me of it. I too have sent many prayers on his behalf and I trust God will bring a resolution to this in His time. I was impressed this morning of another incident many years ago where an individual suffered a sudden and unexplained total loss of memory and wandered to places where help was found but those looking never seemed to make the connection. I wonder if something like this could have heppenend. Your dad will continue to be in my prayers along with the myriad of others that are send heavenward in a steady stream. God will work it out.

  7. Bill & Nita Hinman

    Dear Greg:
    Thank you so much for your daily updates. We get questions all the time about your dad, and I just give them your website. Churches and people all over Yakima are praying.It was good to see you and your family in church Sabbath. God bless you all.
    Nita Hinman

  8. Sandra Bowman

    We are Kentucky friends of Christine and Randy. I am NOT surprised at the faith and trust in the Lord that the entire family has shown. You Sloops are exceptional people and I am sure Dad played a big part in that being true. All of you are in our hearts and prayers cotinually, knowing your faith and knowledge of where your strength is coming from will prevail.

  9. Patrricia Raamot

    The Pullman WA church and private prayers groups are praying for you and your Dad.

    May God be with you. Patricia

  10. Carla Gober-Park

    Hi to all –
    And so we wait….Waiting in general is not easy, and so much more difficult is this kind of waiting. I think of you all (and pray for you) continually, wishing that there were some word, some little hint of Jay. I want to be surprised, like I was yesterday by the bobcat that stood only a few feet away from our kitchen window, looking out over the valley as if he owned the world. He had no idea we were watching from only a few feet behind him. We were so shocked we couldn’t move. Every day I read your blog, I want to be surprised like that by some good news that nobody could have expected. But, I wait with you under all circumstances, willing to grapple, like you must, with the inexplicable, the unknown, and the not yet. Sunday’s blog photo of Jay is my favorite because it shows his hands – a whole world of hard work, as well as caring for others (sometimes the two are not so different from each other).

    Warmly, Carla

  11. Betty Jean Magnuson

    Dear Greg, Lisa and Rachelle,
    What a trying time this is for all of you and the extended family.
    We continue to pray for Jay and all of you. Thank you, Greg, for
    the updates and stories. They are much appreciated. Your dad
    has touched many lives and God has used him. We just pray that
    some good will come from all of this.

  12. SB

    Just because the answer is delayed does not mean God does not hear or that there will be no deliverance. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home, You know everything I do….I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! …If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night – but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day…. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Ps. 139: 3, 9-12, 16; 27:5; 91: 1

  13. Laura Gaskill Schilling

    Thanks for keeping us updated. I look everyday. We are praying for your dad and all of your family

  14. kit & gaylord case

    The story of Daniel, Jonah and the imprisoned apostles continues to bring joy to my heart as I read and reread the account from the Bible. I say to God, what about today for Dr. Jay? Praise God for His word, All things work together for good to them that love the Lord.
    Dr. Jay continued to share in Sabbath School class, and the health lectures every day examples which pointed individuals to God’s continuous love. Examples which made understanding simple.
    Greg, your messages and stories are very much appreciated, even if I cry just thinking of a kind friend, boss, and teacher.
    kit case

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