Rays of Hope: The Edmonsons
Shining Light International simply wouldn’t exist with out the support of our friends and followers. Everything that we do is made possible by your generous donations and commitment to the work we are doing in Northern Pakistan.
That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate YOU. Each month we will be featuring a Ray of Hope Club member of the month and give you a chance to hear from each other on what it is that drives you to be a part of Shining Light International.
Let us introduce you to: David and Angela Edmonson
David first encountered Shining Light through meeting the founders when he was just 16 years old. After staying in touch through email updates for years, he eventually jumped in feet first when he flew all the way to Pakistan to check things out for himself. Since then, David and his family have been constant fans, volunteering their time, gifts, and and resources to further the vision of SLI and brining education to Pakistan.
How did you first hear about SLI?
I was 16 when I met Mike and Robin at the YWAM Base in Cimarron. From there, my family stayed on their mailing list, but I didn’t really get to know SLI until my friend Ashton called me in 2007 and said “You should go with me to visit my friends in Pakistan”.
What do you love about SLI?
I love the people of Pakistan! I pray for them often and I hurt for those who are hurting. It makes me sad that so much struggle exists because so many beautiful people need hope. SLI is not pretentous about their work in Pakistan, and the work is for a purpose greater than themselves, not the glory of some talking head or organization.
What upcoming projects are you most excited about?
I’m excited that the women’s vocation center continues to grow!
Why should others become involved with Shining Light?
Every day when I am tempted to be depressed, selfish, or self righteous, God reminds me of those who have a much weightier load to bear in life. There are many people in Pakistan who are under a heavy load, whether hardship, calamity or sickness. The RHC is something I CAN do in addition to pray to have a tangible effect on the lives of these precious people.