Above all his passion was his relationship with Christ. He helped teach a Bible study every week in a local coffee shop with his brothers and he loved people. He was very social, and was hurt when he saw someone he loved making self-destructive decisions.
He was worked hard building houses from the ground up. Roofing, plumbing electrical...people commented on his work ethic. Michiah Lancaster was even a manager in the construction company, with a Christian owner & boss who treated him like a son. A photography lover, horse lover and a singer who loved music and nature's beauty.
He loved missions and hoped to serve God overseas and had given his testimony on Romans 8:28 on how we can trust God with everything, no matter how bad it looks, explaining how his older brother Timothy's death impacted him to be a soldier of Christ the very morning of his death. Sunday afternoon some of the guys decided to swim across. Its a forestry fire fighting pool to fill helicopter equipment. Michiah lost his strength and despite efforts from friends, disappeared. His brother was there and saw it happen. But God has already used this for good in many lives, God has saved at least two we have heard.
Let me just add after that testimony, the family is still praising and even asked me to pray for the man who tried to save him. This is the peace that passes understanding that only the Holy Spirit of God can bring
|The pool where he met his Savior|
|three hours before his going home|