Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Brothers, sisters, friends:
This past half time of the year 2008, have been a very taxing period of time in my personal life and health due to the death of my dear mother back in January, and the late worsening health of my only brother caused by Diabetes. My grieving process is still alive, a process that needs to be accepted and completed somehow.

Under the advice of friends and relatives I plan to do some traveling in coming weeks to visit my native country (Colombia) were I plan to visit with some relatives of my mother and friends and stop by some interesting and "resting" places in the country.

For those reasons I would not be posting any new graphics during the month of August. Hopefully, coming back "refreshed" at the end of that month with new graphics in advance of September.
Thanks for your prayers and support. God bless you all.

Hermanos, hermanas, amigos,
Este medio año del presente 2008, ha sido un tiempo muy difícil en mi vida personal y en mi salud debido a la muerte de mi madre en enero pasado y el empeoramiento de la salud de mi único hermano causado por la diabetes. Mi proceso de luto está todavía activo, un proceso que se necesita aceptar y completar de algún modo.

Siguiendo el consejo de amistades y familiares, estaré realizando un viaje en las semanas siguientes por mi país nativo (Colombia) donde llevo planes de visitar a familiares de mi madre y otras amistades, como también visitar lugares interesantes y de "descanso".
Por estas razones, no estaré colocando ninguna gráfica nueva durante el mes de agosto, con la esperanza de regresar "refrescado" al final del mes con nuevas gráficas en adelanto de septiembre.
Gracias por sus oraciones y apoyo. Dios les bendiga.

Don Silva


Anonymous said...


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Safe travels. The ministry you provide through this website is wonderful and I appreciate it deeply - but as a pastor I also appreciate every minister's need for a break and self-care.

May God bless you and keep you.

Debbie said...

I 'stumbled' upon your website earlier this week - searching for bulletin covers for my church. God has blessed you with many talents, indeed!

As a fellow artist (I am a musician) who donates her talents back to the God who gave them - I give thanks for/appreciate your dedicated efforts and immense talents in the work that YOU are doing for our Lord.

I lost my father nearly 13 years ago, and the deep pain does subside (though I always miss him and 'speak' with him often!)... I pray that you will find solace in the people and places that you visit in Columbia - and that God will hold you safely in the palm of His hand while you are there.


Anonymous said...

Have a safe trip. Know that you travel with our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Praying that you will be able to find real rest and renewal during this time.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the gifts you selflessly share. You are in our prayers. Hope to "see you" in September if God calls you back at that time. God bless you and your family.

Suzi said...

Your willingness and dedication in sharing your gifts has been a real blessing. I hope that you have a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating trip.

Go in peace and know that prayers are with you.

Mrs Redboots said...

Have a wonderful trip, and come back refreshed!

Thank you so much for all you do each week - I, for one, really value it.

Pastor Gayle said...

I am wishing you well. You are in our prayers here at my church. I very much appreciate your work We get a lot of use out of both the bulletin covers and slides. Thanks! I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

Anonymous said...

Estimado Don:
Continuaremos orando a Dios por tu pronta recupearción, y por tu familia para que Dios les dé la fuerza y consuelo necesarios en estos momentos. Recordemos que Dios promete estar con nosotros siempre, asi que ánimo que todos estamos orando y la oración del justo puede mucho.
Dios te siga bendiciendo.

Rev. Derney Ramos y Betty.