Elmer Louis Due

Due Unto Others is a name Jill and I have had on our hearts for a long time.  We just didn’t know, until this time in our lives, exactly what it would be naming.  In Matthew 7:12, Jesus instructs us, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” Luke  records Jesus’ words in Luke 6:31, “And as you wish others would do to you, do so to them.” We have developed an organization called “Due Unto Others”.  This is obviously a play on the word “Do” but switched to honor my Grandparents and their name.  Some of you may have known my grandfather Elmer Due, who will always be known to me as Grampus.  He made a significant impact on my life and he played a central role in the development of my character.  I wish that I had taken more advantage of the time that I did have with him.  You see, Grampus died when I was 16 years old.   I wish I had taken notes of his wisdom.  Taking notes of his ability to fix anything.  Taking notes of his ability to play any musical instrument.  I met Jill four months after he died.  I would have loved for her, as well as our three children, to have had the opportunity to meet Grampus on this side of eternity. However, through the strong legacy he left, I believe they each have gotten to know who he was. We hope to show God’s love in a way that mirrors his, because Grampus exemplified the love Jesus has and shows each of us. Not because we owe something to anyone, but because it is what God has called us to, because God first loved us. One definition of “Due” in Webster’s Dictionary is satisfying or capable of satisfying a need.  ADEQUATE: Giving the matter Due attention.  Our main goal of Due Unto Others is to give Due attention to the need that God has placed on our

hearts, to His glory.


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