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on 08/26/2006 at 19:34

Dear Hannah,

While I have never had the privilege to meet you, I wanted to let you know that both you, and Gabriel Jr. are in my thoughts and prayers. My name is Mike Adams and I went to Grace Christian School with Gabe. Having known Gabe for quite some time and also having had the excellent opportunity to reconnect with him between tours I cannot tell you how blessed Gabe was to have found you. Gabe was an amazing and honorable man in all respects before he met you, but the change in him after he met you was also so amazing. The happiness and true joy both you and Gabriel Jr. brought into his life was all he could talk about. Many people now know Gabe is the finest example of American and Christian heroism, but those of us who knew him earlier in his life; we knew that long before Iraq. Hannah, you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope to one day have the opportunity to meet you and Gabriel Jr. You have meant the world to Gabe, and because of that you will continue to mean the world to me.
on 08/26/2006 at 16:47

When in a recent Bible Study I encountered the concept of storing up treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21), I was struck with how much of our life we spend storing up treasures here on earth and how little attention we give to the much more important task of bringing honor to God by storing up treasures in Heaven.

When I consider Gabe’s life I recognize a young man of God who lived the kind of life that our Savior was calling us to. In so many ways Gabe was at work storing up treasures in Heaven. The testimony of his family, his behavior as husband and father, the way he conducted himself as soldier and leader of men, his compassion for others including the people of Iraq, his commitment in the local church, his example to friends and family all speak of a true man of God – one who knew how to be obedient to Jesus’ injunction. I am struck by the fact that Gabe achieved all of this without fanfare and in a quiet and humble manner.

… what an example!
on 08/26/2006 at 14:56

Dear Hannah and Family:
Our hearts grieve with you during this time of incredible loss. We know God weeps with us in our loss as well, we saw Jesus with Lazarus. He knows and cares about you. Please know this and may His grace adn strength carry you in the days ahead.

Having been in Iraq earlier this year I know the good Gabe and all our people there are doing. His life has been the seed for a new generation of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ. I firmly believe God is raising up a people for Himself in this spiritually dark place. His life has made a difference for eternity. He is with His heavenly Father. May the words of Jude 24-25 help carry you in His strength.

Above all, please know we love you and are praying for you,
Jon and Suzanne Wright
on 08/26/2006 at 13:12

Dear Family and Friends of Gabe,
On behalf of all the ABWE Central & Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean ministry team, we want to express our sincere condolences, thankful in the hope of Jesus Christ for Gabe's faith and his witness. We know, without a shadow of a doubt, that Gabe right now is with his Savior and Lord in heaven. We pray that the God of all comfort will comfort you with the comfort by which we ourselves have been comforted. That as you grieve, you will not grieve as those who have no hope but that you will know that precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
As leaders of the Missionary Care Team, we stand ready to assist you in any way that you may need, please do not hesitate to call on us.
With Love and Prayers,
Rev. Ross, Dr. Karin, Sarah and Daniel Riggs
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
on 08/26/2006 at 07:14

Dear Hannah, Little Gabe, and the Suko clan,
Our hearts are grieving along with all of you in the homegoing of Gabe. Yet, we grieve not as those who have no hope. Our prayer is that your hope in Christ will sustain you through this dark valley and that all of you will come through this trial shinning forth as true gold ever bearing a radient testimony that extends the legacy of Gabe.

We are so thankful that we got to know him at YAF and thank God for every remembrance of him. We love all of you and you can be assured of our fervent prayers these days.
Ken and Mary Waldock
on 08/26/2006 at 04:25


I am so sorry for your loss. I know that there is nothing I can say that will take away your pain. You and yours will be added to my prayer list. I have a grandson who is over there serving his second tour. Needless to say I pray daily for him and his group, as well as all our troups. May God's grace give you all courage.My prayers are with you ......... a sister in Christ ....Dede
on 08/26/2006 at 02:33

Hannah and families:
As a sister in Christ, and thru my own experience of losing my father and then shortly later my only son, I understand the grief and pain of these kinds of personal holes and want to share my condolences with your and your child and your in-law family members. It may get easier in the future, but for now there will be much numbness. However, I hope that you are one who can see silver linings and catch the bits of joy in seeing how your loved one left their mark on others and take joy in that impact. In Christ's love and comfort, helen
Temple Baptist Church, Fircrest, WA
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