David Rowland, a member of the Grace Brethren Church, Sunnyside, Wash. (Nathan Zakahi, pastor), is the subject of an article in the July 2017 edition of the Yakima Valley Good News. The story, written by former Grace Brethren pastor, Chuck Winter, tells of David’s path back to God. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article on pages 8 and 9.
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Sometimes, the journey in life gives us unexpected twists and turns. At 69 years of age, David Rowland was aboard a 2008 Harley Davidson XL1200 motorcycle. He was southbound on SR- 241, about 11 miles north of Sunnyside. The bike veered off the roadway to the right and came to rest 30 feet down an embankment. His injuries included a traumatic brain trauma, which has taken him on a difficult road to recovery. And although it is always a challenge to find the silver lining among life’s travesties, David’s recommitment to his faith, gives him the ultimate strength to continue on. …
Years before, David had received Christ as Savior, but it seemed as if the ‘winding road’ of life had taken him in other directions. But on a Sunday morning earlier this year, he made his way back to what had been “his family” church, the Grace Brethren Church. Like many, he found a comfortable seat among those there, choosing the third pew every Sunday. David pledged his membership and loves the church, especially the Savior. That Savior, who promises everlasting love, along with an extended church family who rejoices with Him, when one of their own finds the road home.
Click here to read the complete article on pages 8 and 9.