Michael Ryan Black

The Black Family would like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of love and grace that we have experienced over the last few days and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for His sustaining power that will carry us through this challenging time. Our hope is that the pain we are feeling can be used to challenge all of us to live each moment to its fullest potential. Michael was always the life of the party. He was fully alive, and he had a huge heart. He loved people and was always willing to reach out and make new friends. From leading teams in Africa, to inspiring his football, baseball and rugby mates to reach for excellence, Michael was always looking to serve the people around him. We are so thankful for his life and thankful for the time we got to spend with him. He was a son, a warrior and a true man of God. Please continue to pray for us as we walk through this difficult time. With Appreciation, The Black Family To Make a Financial Donation in Lieu of Flowers or Gifts: Give online at newlifechurch.org/giving. Create a new account, choose give to "Memorials", and select "Mike Black Memorial Fund." Give by mail or in person: Michael R. Black Memorial Account c/o Integrity Bank and Trust, 1275 Village Ridge Point, Monument, CO 80132

Published in The Gazette on Apr. 23, 2013