Friday, April 6, 2018

​The Bountiful Srting Quartet Important News​

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From: The Bountiful String Quartet

​The Bountiful Srting Quartet Important News​

Hi Saints,

It is with a great deal of sorrow that I share the news with you that Sarah Saylor (Holmes) passed away on the morning of March 31st, 2018, at age 27. Though I realize some of you have already heard this news, there are likely many of you who have not.

Sarah will be dearly missed for much more than just her music. Her personality was a reflection of her steadfast faith in Christ. She has touched countless lives - and the memory of her will continue to influence countless more. How many of you knew her as an inspiring teacher? A beautiful violinist? A dear friend? A sister, or daughter? Each of us has our own memories to cherish.

How fitting is it that such a beautiful, precious daughter of God be called home during the most sacred and important weekend of the year? It was the weekend in which Christians around the world celebrated the priceless and eternal gift of Christ's Atonement. The greatest act of love in the history of the world - an act that gives each and every one of us hope beyond death! God has a way of making even the darkest trials into something beautiful, and Sarah's passing already bears the marks of God's mercy and love.

It can be so hard - even impossible - to understand why things like this happen. But we know in whom we have placed our trust! Our Heavenly Father's plans are far greater than our own, and even before the world was made He answered our need for hope. Our one and only hope is in Jesus Christ, and it is to Him we can look for light in a time of darkness. If we take our sorrows to Him, He can help turn them into a greater love and dedication to our families, our friends, and the people around us every day.

Of all the things we could say of our dear sister Sarah, I am quite sure she would want us to be able to say that our memory of her brings us closer to Christ, our Savior. It is at times like this that I think of the similarity of birth and death. When we are born, our family and friends in heaven weep and say goodbye - and our earthly family weeps tears of joy at our arrival. When we die, our earthly family weeps in mourning - while we are greeted with great joy and love on the other side of the veil. Because of Christ, death is not the end. It is a new beginning - a new start that begins with Jesus himself to greet us.

Sarah's memorial service will be this Saturday, April 7, at 4 p.m., at Atherton Restoration Branch, located at 4910 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64058.

The gofundme campaign that was started several months ago to help with expenses is now a memorial fund to help with the continuing care and education of Tim and Sarah's two daughters, ages 3 and 1. Here is the link:

Click here to support Sarah's Memorial Fund organized by Tim Saylor:

Please keep Sarah's entire family in your prayers. May God bless each of you!
- Brendan Pearson
Violist of the Bountiful String Quartet

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