Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

Just a Few More Days to go…

…until I climb aboard a plane and fly around the world for the second time.

The consulate approved my visa and I have my passport back, and the airlines tickets arrived last week.

All that remains is to pack some stuff, maybe pick up a few odds and ends and take care of the usual last minute details any one has before leaving home for a while.

I could almost make this sound routine.

Almost.

And I could almost act like it is routine.

But it isn’t.

It’s a dangerous thing, thinking that you know what to expect, thinking that you have it all figured out already…

When you don’t.

So as I finish preparing and leave in a few short days please pray that I, and the rest of this years Discovery Team as well, focus on being dependent.

Dependent on God…for all things. Dependent on the leadership…trusting their experience and wisdom Dependent on each other… Dependent on you…for your continued prayers and support throughout the summer.

It still amazes me that God would allow me to be a part of something so awesome and challenging.

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It seems that lately too much of my news is bad news..

I just got back from Hillsboro, Ohio, where I attended the funeral of my cousin Zach.
He was killed while serving with the Army in Iraq.
Please pray for his Dad and Mom, Mike and Connie Gullett, both as they grieve and that this tragedy may lead them to follow Jesus. As fro Zach, he choose Christ sometime last fall, and is now with his Savior.

PFC Zachary R. Gullett, 20, serving in the 984th MP Company of Ft. Carson, Colorado, stationed in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007.

He was born July 3, 1986, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Alan Michael and Connie (Helterbrand) Gullett I.

He was a 2004 graduate of Hillsboro High School, where he participated in marching band, drama, and symphonic choir. He was a member of the Military Police Regimental Association.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence (Gene) Helterbrand, George and Betty Gullett, sister, April Lyn Gullett, uncles, Thomas Gullett, Gary Kimmel, and cousin, David Collins.

He is survived by his parents, Mike and Connie Gullett of Hillsboro, maternal grandmother, Eleanor Helterbrand of Hillsboro, brothers and sister-in-law, Benjamin Gullett of Hillsboro, Alan Michael and Tammy Gullett II of Beavercreek, niece, April Gullett, nephew, Alan Michael Gullett III, aunts and uncles, Linda and Jim Collins, Debbie Kimmel, Joette and Daryl Wilson, all of Miamisburg, Larry and Shelly Gullett of New Hampshire, Jeff and Shelby Gullett of Franklin Furnace; Debbie Gullett of Minford; Janet and Ledman Wright of Columbus; Judy and Jim Hedrick of Wheelersburg and many cousins and friends.

Funeral Services with full Military Rites will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church, located 8080 State Route 124, in Hillsboro. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Services arranged by Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro

Family requests memorials to PFC Zachary R. Gullett Memorial Scholarship Trust, c/o Merchants National Bank, 100 North High Street, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.