Clothed with Strength and Dignity: a Video Remembering Karen Coleman, and an Invitation to Give in Her Honor

Many of you read and shared your appreciation for EPM’s tribute to our staff member Karen Coleman, who went to be with Jesus in June. Thank you to those who have prayed for our staff in this time of grief, and for Randy as he prepared to speak at Karen’s memorial service. Please also keep Karen’s sons, Zac and Noah, and her daughter-in-law Hannah, in your prayers as they grieve the loss of their beloved mother and mother-in-law.

As Karen planned her service in the weeks before her death, her greatest hope was that the gospel would be clearly communicated and Jesus would be glorified. Though you may not have known Karen personally, we think you’ll be touched by hearing what was shared about her life and learning how she served Jesus with all her heart. You can watch the full video below, or just Randy’s message.  

Full video:

Randy’s message:

Karen ColemanWe’d like to invite you to join us in honoring Karen by giving to fund a translation of Scripture. She and her family spent 23 years as missionaries in Cameroon involved in the Scripture translation work of the Esimbi language. We can’t think of a better way to remember her legacy than to give in her honor toward the continuation of this project. We’re partnering with The Seed Company to help fund the Esimbi project, which will bring God’s Word to 20,000 people who live in isolated areas of Karen’s beloved Cameroon.

Randy shared this at the end of his message:

Karen ColemanI’m thinking of people in Cameroon who still well remember Karen, and the Coleman family, who will one day hold a Bible in their hands that’s in their own language. They’ll be reading the words of God, and they’ll remember Karen. And they’ll know that her friends came together to help provide the Word of God for them in their heart language.

[October 2021 update: The Seed Company has received all the needed funding for this project, and the New Testament will be officially dedicated in 2022.]