Through the nurture of Christian homes, my late husband, Dave, and I learned to serve others, near and far. We ministered 10 years as church planters in southern France, and 10 years planting churches and founding Christian schools in South Africa. Dave served as Bibles International’s Africa & Europe Projects Coordinator with Nancy assisting. Our four children, with their spouses and 17 grandchildren, are serving Him in various capacities.
We have had the joy of learning and sharing biblical principles along with math, physics, languages, cultures, and patience, but as Paul says, “I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord . . . That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead” (Phil. 3:8,10-11).
The Cropseys retired in April 2022, and Dave entered heaven in June of that year.