Kop and Doc – Same Kind of DifferentRich Stigall
The book Same Kind of Different as Me tells the story of an upper class Fort Worth artist, Ron Hall, thrust into friendship by his saintly wife with a homeless man, Denver Moore. The friendship finally took root when Ron recognized the human similarities he and Denver have. Later, their friendship strengthened in sharing the sorrow of Ron’s wife’s passing, but that chapter and the friendship as a whole depended on first Ron seeing Denver in his humanity.
This morning we received this e-mail from Manny Sinoy, one of our partners in Cambodia.
Dear GO Project,
Greetings from all of us here. You all know that Kop one of our children was operated (on). We are happy that he is recovering well, but then something went wrong. The doctor told us that there is a possibility of him having bone marrow cancer. Yesterday he was doing and talking well in his wheelchair but something took place last night.
I would like you to know that this morning at 1:00 A.M. Kop passed away to be with the Lord.We are all sadden with what happened but on the other side we are sure and happy that he is now with God. No more cancer and pain. We will burry his remain in his villege wednesday.
I would like to ask your prayer and your help financially for the expences for Kop’s burrial. Sorry for this burden again.
Thank you and God bless you. In Christ, Manny
Here is part of our reply:
Your heart and work is God honoring. Kop knew he was cared for, and now he is with the Lord Jesus. We do celebrate that great Truth! Helping with Kop’s surgery and service is not a burden. We consider it a privilege to be a part of Kop’s journey…
A few miles from our office, there’s a doctor who knows his anatomy and physiology. He can tell you with authority that regardless of age, zip code, geography, gender, or skin color, that we are all made in the image of God. He knows, whether they live in Cambodia or KC, sick children sometimes need surgery. He believes life is sacred and that Kop’s new chapter with Jesus should be celebrated with a proper service. So this doctor and his family pick up the tab for both. Kop and Doc, both are going to spend eternity with Jesus…same kind of different. Kop just got there first.