Lett Family Statement
As children of God, we believe that Jesus died and was raised again to life, that through His life, death and resurrection, His blood has paid for our sins and paid the cost that we each owe, to therefore be in right standing with God and to enter into a saving faith relationship and fellowship with Him. We believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring with Him the believers who have passed before us,1 Thessalonians 4:13-14. The passing of our loved ones is not the end of our relationship with them, but merely an interruption. We have not lost them, and they have not lost us because we know where they are. Justin is in heaven. He is experiencing the joy of Christ's presence in a place so wonderful that Christ called it paradise. Our everlasting hope is in Jesus Christ. Until we see you again Justin, our Lord God will comfort us with His love, peace and truth, hope and wisdom, mercy and amazing grace. Soli Deo gloria. Philippians 3:13-14
On behalf of Justin, my family and I would like to thank you for your continued outpouring of love and support for Justin and our family, during this most difficult time. We have known the faithfulness of your supplications to God on our behalf, and have experienced Gods power through your prayers and words of sympathy and encouragement. We are humbled by your love for Justin and for your commitment to honoring him. Thank you for being a blessing in his life while he was with us here on earth, and for your overwhelming gestures of compassion to our family.
Because of your generous donations through Justin’s GoFundMe page, (link on the Take Action tab), Justin’s family has been able to establish an endowment at Samford University in honor of Justin and his love for God, people, and the gift that is life. Justin truly lived with passion for every moment, cultivating relationships, investing in those people, and making precious memories with beautiful and eternal consequences in all our lives. Justin graduated with honors from Samford University in 2011, with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurship. He had the innate natural giftedness to imagine and create, a gift he was steadily harnessing. “Dream then Do, in the Name of the Lord” is only appropriate for his website, because this combination of words, he himself dreamt up, penned, and consistently lived out every day with compassion, dedication and joy. Through Justin’s endowment, an annual scholarship will be awarded to one incoming Samford University freshmen who is beginning study in the fall semester, and who will be studying at Samford’s Brock School of Business and majoring in entrepreneurship. Delivered each spring, and beginning anew each fall, this scholarship will be awarded at Samford University, every year, forever.
"The Justin Kyle Lett, Dream Then Do in the Name of the Lord, Memorial Scholarship," will be presented for its inaugural year, in the Spring of 2019. Our prayer is that the scholarship serves each year to bless the life of the student whom receives it, and fosters within them a fearless heart, like Justin’s heart. We pray that each scholarship recipient student knows that they are loved by God, their creator, and will have a growing relationship with Him. We hope through Justin’s scholarship that each student will feel emboldened to fully embrace their calling, to recognize their God-given ability, and to understand without apprehension that they are free and called to dream big, dream often, and to pursue those God-given creative pursuits with integrity, honor, relentlessness, unwavering conviction, and love… always dreaming, then doing, in the Name of the Lord.
We are now working with Justin’s high school, Valley Christian High School, in Chandler Arizona, to establish a contribution in honor of our beautiful son. We look forward to celebrating his life and the wonderful school, students, teachers, parents and alumni that are Valley Christian, a special high school and special season of life that Justin cherished very much. We look forward to providing more information as it becomes available. Please continue to check back for updates on how Justin’s life continues to impact many, and how his story is being used to Turn Darkness Into Light.
As the family of Justin, we ask that you continue to honor Justin by living as he did, with intentionality and purpose. Most of all, we ask that you live for God and love Him with all you have. And we also request that you love well, love God, love your family and friends, as Justin did with his whole heart, and that you seek to Win The Day, every day, for the Lord. Please continue to pray for us as we continue down this new journey with you. We are thankful for all you have done and continue to do for Justin. Donations are also still very much appreciated through Justin’s GoFundMe page, as we now eagerly work towards support for a memorial at Valley Christian.
Again, on behalf of our beautiful son, Justin Kyle Lett, thank you for your love, your kindness, and for the memories shared. Until we are all together again, Soli Deo gloria.
The Lett Family
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4