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Ministry Leader's Wife Loses Battle with Cancer

Norma Pederson, Wife of Reach Beyond President and CEO Wayne Pederson, Passed Away Thursday

Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 4, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Norma Pederson, wife of Reach Beyond (www.reachbeyond.org) President and CEO Wayne Pederson, lost her year-long battle with cancer on Thursday, April 3. 

Photo: Wayne and Norma Pederson

Norma died in home hospice care in Colorado Springs, Colo.  She was 65 years old.

Jim Gordon, chairman of the Reach Beyond board, asked that friends of the family and the ministry remember the Pedersons and their family in prayer at this time.

Gordon and his wife, Bonnie, remember Norma's commitment to service:

"Norma was an amazing woman who clearly was devoted to serving God and people -- all people," the couple said. "She had a beautiful way of sharing in a group of women and made you feel like you were the only one in the room. We admired her unselfish, unconditional and unwavering love for people and her faithful commitment to the Lord."
Friends and ministry supporters are invited to celebrate Norma's life Thursday, April 10, at Calvary Church in Roseville, Minn.  Visitation begins at 12:30 p.m., and the service will follow at 2 p.m.

Calvary Church is located at 2120 N. Lexington Ave, Roseville, MN 55113.

For 82 years the passion of Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global) (www.reachbeyond.org) has been to make disciples of Christ. Using mass media, healthcare and education and working with partners around the world, Reach Beyond has ministries in more than 100 countries. The gospel is aired in more than 120 languages and dialects. Thousands of healthcare patients are meeting Jesus. Local believers are being trained as missionaries, pastors, broadcasters and healthcare providers.

To schedule an interview with a key leader from Reach Beyond, contact Ty Mays @ 770-256-8710 or