We attended the funeral service of sister Shirley whom we knew from over 30 years ago but whom we haven’t seen for some time. Although the government advised people to avoid gatherings with over 250 people because of COVID-19, many came to say good-bye to a much-loved sister for who she is.
She grew up in a poor family, so she entered the workforce at an early age to help support her family. Even though her life was hard, people remember her always smiling and willing to help others. Besides being busy holding down a job and looking after her family, she was active serving God in her church and different Christian organizations. But what stood out over all else was her enthusiasm to share the gospel with everyone she knew, regardless of race or…
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Mr. Wu Sr. was our friend’s dad. We’ve known him for several years but talked with him most last year when we visited him at his assisted living home.
We always knew him to be a gentleman with a sense of humor. For example, Ellen makes crafts with balloons as a hobby, and always brings him something for fun when we visit. One time she made him a balloon sundae. He took a spoon & pretended to eat it. Another time she made a basket of fruits. He picked one up to bite it. His care-provider burst out laughing.
As his age went up, his health went down. While we were concerned about his physical well-being, as a pastor I was just as much interested in his spiritual welfare. So each time we visited we aimed to do two things: cheer him up by talking about his…
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