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On October 9, 1984 in Llano, Texas Joshua Raborn was born to Carmen Melissa Smith and Jerry Don Raborn. He is survived by five siblings, Angela, Jerimy, Chelsea, Beathaney and Brittaney. During his younger years Josh enjoyed playing sports, being in the band and working on cars. Soon after high school Josh joined the US Marine Corps and moved to Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. During the summer of 2007 Josh met Kristen at a Tim McGraw concert and the two were inseperable from that night forward. On December 28, 2008 Josh and Kristen were married in Sky Forest, California. After being honorably discharged from the USMC, Josh joined the USDA- United States Forest Service as a Big Bear Hot Shot and later a Water Tender Operator for Station 12 in Running Springs, CA.  Josh made full use of his 29 years on Earth being a father to any and all including Kyra, Kaden, Khloe, Kora, and John. He gave his life to service including unselfishly fighting wildland fires, donating time and resources to the community and serving the Lord.  Josh continues his devotion to helping others through his offerings to OneLegacy, Josh now rests with our Lord, his daughter Nicole, Grandma Smith, Grandma Garaghty, countless service men and women, family and friends.

We will open the service on November 1, 2013 with this song, we would love for you to look it up and cannot wait to sing with you-the Raborns

"Build Your Kingdom Here" Lyrics

by Rend Collective Experiment | from the album Homemade Worship By Handmade People

Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power In us
We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst  
Refuse to waste our lives
For You're our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt; the sick; the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause
We are Your church We pray revive This Earth
Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray
Unleash Your kingdom's power
Reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your church
We are the hope On Earth

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