Back in 2009 in was approached by Josh Norton, a missionary to the Czech Republic. He wanted to set up a website for their ministry “Baptistické Centrum.”
We talked for a while and I registered a domain for them "baptistickecentrum.com." I set up the Website Baker templates at that time and they created a website.
Over the years it was hard enough to maintain contact with the ministries I was hosting websites for in the United States, let alone ministries that were overseas. I needed to migrate everyone off the Website Baker Templates due to security issues, and I need to verify that these ministries have not closed their doors.
I sent Brother Josh an email at the end of last week, and the email address did not bounce (a good sign). But I still had not received a reply, and the website only had a single web page. A web search was inconclusive (because in the Czech Republic where the language is not English).
I sent off another email and since they only had a single page of content, moved the website over to WordPress.
I started some in depth research. I found a disturbing search result. An obituary indicating that Josh had gone home to be with the Lord in 2012.
I put a note on the website (in English of course) and a means of contact so that people can contact me if the ministry is still viable, and they would like to take over the website.
While Josh is in glory right now, he left all sorts of people behind that are probably still grieving their loss. (Romans 8:28)