We had wonderful years with David and all the family. They were years we will always remember. David was a role model for me and an inspiration. He will be missed but the memories will always be there.
Davids's gift to me. His example showed me how to be present, to value the other, to learn their name, their story, to see each touchpoint as a potentially redemptive moment - that our treks were best done in the company of those we loved. We didn't get to Macchu Pichu. I will go (in the company of those I love) and I will give a tribute to my friend when I summit. Stacey and children, Know that I am praying for you and care for you very much
I had the honour of knowing David in a business context. Our business relationship did not end well, a failing entirely at my end, but it will always remain precious to me because of what I learned of David's capacity to pursue mercy regardless of the cost.
He had this desire to attain higher ground every time we met, which in a business context is not always the easier way. To be consistently pastoral can at times be costly, but it was a price David was willing to pay. On that basis alone I totally get why David was so exemplary and why he'll be so deeply missed.
I am also thankful of the people he'd stay in touch with, especially those who slipped outside the usual parameters of care. Specifically I am thankful for his remaining in touch with Ruth Mae McAlister right up to the day she died.
With highest regard for the mark he has left on so many, and the desire that God's peace and comfort see his family through their loss.
Pastor Hazzard, thank you very much for the times you spent helping me with problems and teaching me to get a better relationship with the Lord, I had not seen you in a long time, but i will never forget you.
we would like to offer our condolences to the family.