Brad's Funeral & Supporting Eneida

On Tuesday, August 25, Brad Orchard seemed fine, healthy, and as on fire for Jesus as ever. However, after going to a meeting his wife Eneida returned home to find him unconscious on the floor. Hospital tests confirmed that Brad had a massive stroke. With the aid of a ventilator, meds and the grace of God, his heart kept beating for about 36 hours. This allowed his and Eneida's family to fly in from all over the country. They said heartbreaking good-byes, disconnected the machines and let his body go.

His death was completely unexpected and has been devastating to everyone who knows him. 

Brad lived his life in such a way that is incomparable. He not only believed wholeheartedly that Jesus was His Savior and the Bible to be the Word of God, but he walked it out every single day. Brad loved talking about Jesus, his first mission trip to Russia almost 20 years ago with High Desert Church and how that trip eventually led him to be a full time missionary. Between working for a missions organization and starting his own non-profit to spread the gospel around the world, Brad spent almost 10 years in full-time ministry, went to more than 70 countries, and helped bring innumerable people to salvation through belief in Jesus as Messiah and Lord.

His wife Eneida supported his ministry wholeheartedly while running businesses, which he also helped with when home, and sacrificed much for the cause of the gospel and Brad's faithfulness and obedience in spreading it around the world.

They didn't focus on material things, money, or gaining worldly possessions, but lived in such a way to glorify the Lord. They didn't prepare for death or devastation, because they fully trusted the Lord to meet their needs every day.

Now is a time we can come alongside Eneida in this unimaginable time and show love and support and be a part of what God's doing by helping her pay for funeral expenses both in Virginia, where they've lived for years, and California, where they are from.

She will also need help while trying to maintain her business, figure life out without Brad, and create a new normal.

Any and all donations and love gifts will be greatly appreciated.

Also, we ask for prayers. For the family, but also for each one of us - that we will all seek the Lord in how He desires us to follow His command and the example Brad lived out. In what ways and where is the Lord callign you to go and share the saving message of the gospel?



Brad's Nonprofit Missions Organization

Organizer

Tracy Cooke Wainwright
Organizer
Williamsburg, VA

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