Glen Lapp was full of life and an enormous spirit, a dearly loved son, uncle and brother. Three great passions were very close to his heart: he sought to help meet the needs of those less fortunate, especially in developing countries; he had an unquenchable thirst for adventure; and he was constantly on a quest for wisdom and knowledge. The opportunity to serve in Afghanistan was a perfect fit for him, and the realization of his passions.
 
Before Glen went to Afghanistan, we discussed the possibility of his death. We all were at peace with his decision to serve there. Although his absence is painful, we would not for one moment deny him the great fulfillment that his work there brought him. His gentleness, love, grace and kindness is and always will be a blessing to us all.