Rick Shorter Memorial Fund

$9,506 of $12,500 goal

Raised by 107 people in 14 months
Created August 25, 2017
Please Join us for the New York memorial for our beloved Rick Shorter on September 24, 2017.

Location: Shelter Rock SDA Church
Address: 157-18 MEYER AVE., JAMAICA, NY
Time: 10am
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Join us for the Funeral Service for Rick Shorter

Date: September 10, 2017
Location: Central Filipino Seventh-day-Adventist Church
777 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone number: (323) 255 -7718
Time: 10am: Viewing and musical presentation of the repertoire of Rick Shorter's compositions.
11am: Funeral
2pm: Interment
4pm: Repass at Central Filipino
Seventh-day-Adventist Church


Friday August 25, 2017 the "Preperation Day" (Luke 23:54) This is the official Facebook page for our beloved Rick Shorter; clarification and current status: On Tuesday August 22, 2017, Rick suffered a Basilar Artery Stroke and was rushed to Providence Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. After analysis and diagnosis, preparation was quickly made to remove the blood clot and restore blood flow. This procedure was successful. The neurological assessment which followed, was also successful. However, shortly thereafter, it was observed within 5 to 6 hours after the procedure, there was a decline is his responses. Rick is now on a ventilator and is in critical condition in the ICU. This particular kind of stroke/blood clot has a 70 to 80% mortality rate. The physicians and neurologists have recommended "Comfort Care, "however, we are still praying for a miracle and using Gods' natural remedies, singing and music therapy, but most importantly, prayer! Rick was anointed on Wednesday, August 23, by Pastor Jim Anderson and the elders of the Newport, Washington Seventh Day Adventist Church. Will you join us in prayer, that if it be God's will, he will give us a little more time. ( 1 John 5: 14-15 ), "But if not", ( Daniel 3:18 ), we will thank him and praise his Holy Name for the life and blessing of our precious, Rick Shorter. We will serve him by helping to prepare all for the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will post daily updates on Rick's condition and prognosis. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Most Sincerely ~ The Shorter Family Feel free to share a prayer or how our Beloved Rick Shorter has impacted your life.
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November/December 2017

Happy New Year and Greetings To Our Friends, Family and Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

The outpour of love in the form of emails, texts, calls, cards, flowers, the “Go Fund Me” account and personal expressions of sympathy has truly been overwhelming! It has been such a joy to hear from friends and family far and near and especially so many we had not heard from in quite a few years. Each one is so special and meaningful expressing in a unique way your message and/or gift of love.

Many times while reading a card, text or email, I would drop to my knees and weep tears of gratitude and joy. The “silver lining” in all this---the passing of my beloved husband, Rick--- was soaking up all of the condolences you so generously shared with our family. We have been strengthened and encouraged to keep moving forward and upward, not looking back, always trusting in our precious, loving Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you again and again for remembering us during this difficult time.

Our son, Christian is back in Los Angeles working hard and producing music on the side. Crystal is in New York teaching again. Promise has returned to Alabama and is busy and blessed. Hope has virtually relocated with me to the beautiful state of Washington and is also working on her music in between helping me with a multiplicity of responsibilities with our publishing company.

By the way, our website, homewardpublishingministries.com, will soon take on a completely new look with the addition of a store, new books, videos, etc. Keep checking back after the new year for SPECIALS, SUPER DEALS, and INTRODUCTORY OFFERS! We are also planning to release a new CD with Rick’s new songs never before recorded, along with our first CD, “The End” that has been requested for a long time. Our newest book, “Seventh-day Adventists Believe What?” is our present promotion as a sharing book. See the enclosed card and letter, designed and written by Rick the last few weeks of his life.

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and His soon return. Hope and I will be ministering in the Philippines for the month of March, God willing. It is a privilege to to be living at this time in earth’s history with the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation unfolding right before our very eyes! “By God’s appointment each man has his post of duty. The careful, prayerful inquiry is to be made, what duty is assigned us individually, as men and women under accountability to God?” In this judgment hour may we be found faithful. May the Lord bless you a hundred fold as you have sown the seed of comfort and kindness into our lives.

With Christian love and affection,
Gwen for all of us! (Christian, Crystal, Promise & Hope)
Contact info: 800-823-0481
Rick's Program Cover
Some Of Rick's Original Songs
Rick's Service in Los Angeles, Ca At CFC
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