Josiah & Sarah’s Going Home Celebration

Last picture of Josiah.

Last picture of Sarah.

“Oh, Rejoice in the Lord, He makes no mistake…” the verses of one of Josiah’s favorite songs keeps going through my mind. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. Everything that happens is God’s will, no matter if we understand it or not.

Saturday night as we were traveling home from Matthew and Raht’s wedding, Marah was driving the gray car behind me as I drove the white car (the older car). As Marah was passing a tracker trailer truck, the truck crossed over the lane beside Marah. Marah corrected and the left back tire blew out. The blowout caused the car to go into a spin and then flip. As it flipped, Sarah and Josiah was thrown out of the car side windows. Sarah died in Marah’s lap there at the scene, but Josiah died four hours later in a hospital an hour away from us. Elisabeth was alone with him as his earthly home took it’s last breath. I was far ahead by the time anyone could call me (I had already gotten ahead due to the traffic). As I drove back to the site, the Lord said that all was okay and Josiah and Sarah were with Him. Two months ago, as Sarah and I were driving home from taking kids home from church, Sarah cried out to me “Daddy, I am going to die and I am not saved!” So I stopped the car and led her to the Lord. Somehow, she knew and has been hugging me more than usually. I still feel her hugs, see her dimpled cheeks, hear Josiah’s jokes and playing the ranat ek (A Thai musical instrument) while singing his songs.

Kristi broke her collar-bone, and everyone else got minor cuts and bruises. No one should have survived, but the Lord knew who he wanted to take home, and who needs to be here telling others about Jesus. Their biggest dream was to ride horses. For the last month, a man I have witnessed to asked to leave his horses with us and to make sure the little ones get to ride them all they wanted. Jesus worked out their greatest dream while we least suspected the future. “All of his works are known from the beginning”! Praise the Lord, oh my soul, Praise the Lord!

We are all very sad, but have such a bitter-sweat peace that has no explanation other than the Lord’s hugging us. Thank you all for your prayers, phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages.

The home going celebration was on Thursday, 12/20/2012, at 1:00 pm (Thai Time, 1:00 am EST). There were over 200 people at the celebration, most of them lost. Please pray for the Lord to continue to work in their hearts to lead them to Him. My older sister has made a profession of faith just a few days after the wreck. Please pray for more people to come to know the Lord!

If you know anyone who has trusted in the Lord or has been called to the mission field because of this story, please email me, leave a comment below, or let us know on Facebook. I will total it here so that others can see and praise the Lord Jesus Christ. It was their desire to see others get saved and serve the Lord.

Number Saved: 4 people
Number called to Missions: 1 person

Below, we have the videos from the Home Going Celebration at the church and at the grave site. You can also download the full video.

Celebration at the church


The original video file for download (right click on link and select “Save As..”).

Celebration at the grave site


The original video file for download (right click on link and select “Save As..”).

If you joined us for the celebration real time, on this page, or just want to give us a note, please just add it bellow.

  • Rachel Corn

    Wow praying for your family!

  • Randy Smith Family

    Dear Guay Family, we received news of the the Lord calling your two children Home via the Izumi family over there. Our hearts have been moved and tears have flowed as we’ve prayed for God’s special grace at this time. We are Baptist missionaries in northern Japan, and have shared this need with believers here. May His unspeakable joy and peace fill your hearts and carry you through the days ahead.

  • Sue Stephens

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We know God makes no mistakes and also that He will give us the strength we
    need for each day. We met your family about 12 or 13 years ago when you were on in Middleton, Tn. May God bless you and your family.

  • http://customct.com Richard Guay

    Please leave us a reply here if you watched the service remotely. Also, if you know anyone to trust in the Lord or call to missions because of these events, please let us know here as well. Thank you so much for your prayer!

  • Robby Meyers and family

    Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I don’t have the words to express How sorry I am for your loss. Hold on to God and each other and he’ll see your family through this! I Love you Kristi! Cousin Robby and Family

  • Barge Family

    We had heard about the terrible loss, but just found out today the name of the missionary family. We are friends and supporters of the Langes, the Slaymans and the Gaudets. What precious children you have. Our church has been praying frequently for you since we heard the news. May God’s comfort be overwhelming and unexplainable to you. When one part of the Body suffers, the whole Body suffers. The Barge Family, Faith Baptist Church, Temple, Texas.

  • Folkers family

    These are such a beautiful testimony to the grace of God at work in your lives. We pray that the Lord will do a wonderful work for His glory through this loss. There may be people touched that you will never know, but we are so thankful that He is also giving you a glimpse of the work to help make Isaiah 61:3 true in your lives. :o) We’ll keep praying for your family! Hugs!

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