Gary Flewellen, Good and Faithful Servant!
 
 
December 20, 2008 was the day Gary Flewellen drew his last breath on this earth and was welcomed to a better place with the words we all long to hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant”. 
 
Gary joined the staff of the Children’s Home of Lubbock in January 2004.  Following a 26 year career in the U. S. Coast Guard, Gary pursued a second career in helping others.  Prior to joining the Children’s Home family, Gary worked with an adoption and foster care agency in Federal Way, Washington.  He was active in the church working with both youth and men’s ministries.
 
Not only was Gary totally involved in his work supervising five cottages on our campus, working with child care staff, social workers and the children living in those cottages, Gary was active in the education program at his church.  To say Gary was a giving person would be an understatement.  He was committed to helping and serving people.  He epitomized what all of us are called to do in the wonderful parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46).  Gary worked long hours, gave of himself without grumbling, and continually sought to make life better for the children, their families and the staff who reported to him.
 
Men like Gary and Billie are HEROES in the lives of the young people they committed themselves to.  While we are incredibly saddened by their deaths, we are forever grateful that God has raised up men like these to defend the cause of the fatherless child.  Please join us in remembering in prayer their families, Janet and Kolin Lemons, and Marilyn and Isabella Flewellen, along with all the children and staff at the Children’s Home of Lubbock.