Bring Kelly Clarke Home

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Our Beloved Kelly Clarke went home to be with the Lord yesterday (Christmas Day).    He and his family were in Costa Rica doing misionary work sharing the love of Christ to the tribes.  He passed away saving the life of another christian.  Your help and support to bring the family home for burial services will be greatly appreciated.  May God bless each and every one of you!

For those that do not know me, my name is David Beard and Kelly was my brother-n-law. Kelly’s wife Tracey and the kids will come back to Tyler and these funds will go to pay for bringing them and Kelly back and assist Tracey finding a place for her and the kids to live.

We want to thank each and everyone for their support both financially and the prayers.

Kelly lived what he loved and loved what he lived. He lived to for Christ and spread His love and he loved living this out.

Tracey said to make sure all know that Kelly left the 99 (his family) to save the 1!

To insure complete openness I want to make sure all know that I will be withdrawing the funds from this campaign and handing it to Tracey, Ariel, Ashley, and Aiden as soon as the funds are made available by GoFundMe. I will try to get a picture of them accepting these gifts and share with all of you here and on Facebook.

I will be creating a list of names of the donators from this site to give to her as well as sharing the site with her so she can see all the wonderful prayers and well wishes. Again we ask God to bless each and everyone of you.
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Friends and family. The Clarke family arrived at our home yesterday. As their arrival was both joyous and painful I was not able to post. Was great to see them and hold them in our arms. But saddening because we are short one. I hope to get Tracey share with you all soon. Thanks and God bless each and everyone. It is our hope that you all have a Happy New Year.
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To all friends and family. We have unfortunately gotten the final word that our beloved Kelly will not be coming home whole. The government of Costa Rica basically is making it so difficult to do this that the family has decided that the best thing for all is cremation. This is not what we wanted but we know our God is great and will give us the grace needed to get through this.

With that, all funds will still be given to Tracey to use as she needs to get back on her feet and to take care of Ariel, Ashley, and Aiden.

Your support is greatly appreciated and we will continue to pray that God blesses each one for your sacrifice in giving and your loving prayers.
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Friends and family. Just wanted to give a quick update. We believe we will be able to get Tracey and the kids along with Kelly home by this weekend. It is not for sure yet but looking good. If you watch tonight’s 10pm broadcast of KETK / Fox51 you will see his mother (Shirley Clarke) sister (Tammy Beard) and brother (Kerry Drinkard) talk about our awesome and beloved Kelly. I hope we told the corrected story as Kelly didn’t pass saving a child. He did assist in saving a little boy (Johnny) with the boys dad (Manuel). While getting Johnny to shore Manuel was pulled out further into the ocean Kelly jumped in to save Manuel and in doing so gave his life. We are expecting Manuel to be here in Tyler with us. He is grieving for the loss of a friend and has guilt that he survived and Kelly did not. Please , Please remember Manuel in your prayers that God will give him grace and understanding that Kelly did what he knew was right. He left the 99 to save the 1 as Christ did / does for us all.
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For those that have given and those that will be here is a link to KLTV news with a little more info. A big heart felt thanks for your support. May God richly bless you for giving of your time, thoughts, prayers, and support.
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