Sent via email on March 18, 2010
YFC/USA Loses a Champion
Wednesday morning, Grace Wolgemuth, the wife of Sam Wolgemuth (our fifth President) was escorted into glory. She was a woman of elegance and authenticity, of tenderness and courage, of laughter and tears, of strength and humility. She was adored by her husband, loved by her family, revered by the YFC movement, and relied upon for regular, deliberate and powerful prayer support.
Grace was 93 years old when she passed away on March 17, 2010. She was ready… in so many ways… most especially to be reunited with Sam. She leaves behind six children and their spouses that she loved as she did her own children; twenty grandchildren and their respective spouses that she loved well; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren that she had been introduced to, with three more great-grandchildren on the way. As you can tell… Grace loved family, and God blessed her with a big one.
I will miss Grace for the financial sacrifice… the personal and passionate intercession… the tender way that she encouraged me… the many, many staff that she supported in prayer and with funding… and for her readily available encouragement that reminded me every day that our mission was worth living for and worth sacrificing for. She did both.
YFC has lost a champion… and I have lost my Mom.