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Missing dad... my iconic pic of him and the story of his ministry


Sunday, July 28, 2013



Dad passed away Thursday - I was holding his hand. and had been by his side for almost 9 hours when he went home to be with Jesus.

My dad was a fisherman all of his life. He first had a love for fishing for fish, later in his life he became a fisher of men.
We will never know how many he led to the Lord, as he had a tape ministry - he shared his love of the Lord by giving away tapes that explained God's love and salvation through Jesus. He also gave away bumper stickers and salvation cards.

On his last day on this earth - dad was to have his first ministry day at Medilodge in Yale. Dad was unconcious that day, but people were sharing a movie, scripture and prayer of dad's choosing. A kind man followed through for dad's ministry and came to share the "good news" - it was the ONLY 30 seconds that my dad woke up for the entire 9 hours I was by his side.

My dad began his ministry in 1992 when he and I petitioned for TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) to be broadcast in our viewing area. Dad and I traveled to every church within our viewing area and drew up petitions for our local comcast station to offer the christian station.
We did get TBN in our viewing area within a short period of time, but do not recall how much time.

At any rate - I miss and Love him so very much!

Today is going to be hard, Monday harder.
But dad is going to have his 21 gun salute!



See you in the morning dad... (a Christian saying for seeing a person who has passed to be with Jesus - the morning represents resurrection morning)

Thank you for your support during this time.
I will be back this week, I just do not know when.
Jean
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STRINGI719 7/31/2013 9:51AM

    Oh Jean, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is hard for those of us who are left behind, but I love to think of the amazing celebration that was held in Heaven upon his arrival!!! As we all say Bon Voyage, they are waiting with open arms and a welcoming committee that includes all the angels and the Lord God Himself! Take care of yourself and your family. May the peace that knows no end be your comfort in this time of grieving. God bless you all.

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RURAL3 7/29/2013 5:34PM

    peace peace God's peace that is what he has now and that is what God will bring you.
You will always miss him but the memories will get you through. It is 10 years now since my dad passed away and the memories are still sweet. emoticon

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CHARMIN944 7/29/2013 3:49PM

    So sorry for the loss of your dad, Jean. Thank you for sharing his photos and deeds. He sounds like a wonderful man who was obedient to the Lord.

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CBEVNOW 7/29/2013 12:55PM

    I am so sorry Jean, it sounds as though your Dad was a wonderful, loving , caring man who loved the Lord. How blessed you are to have a father who taught you to love the Lord. Prayers for you and your family. emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 7/29/2013 11:11AM

    Praying for you and your family. What a blessing to have a godly father and to be able to mourn with hope. Comfort and peace to you and yours.
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BELIEVING-N-ME 7/29/2013 10:49AM

   
Thank you for sharing your dads story. God Bless You and Your Family. emoticon

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ANHELIC 7/28/2013 10:32PM

    So sorry for you loss Jean. I know you were very close with your Dad. Just you being there with him at the end made it much easier for him to pass on to be with Jesus. Our loss is heaven's gain. Just hold the thought that you know you will be with him one day. He is waiting for you. God bless you for being such a loving daughter.
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My prayers will be with you and your family.

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AUNTIEANNE22 7/28/2013 10:31PM

  Peace be with you. I took care of my dad for just over a year and was with him when he passed. It was a very special time for us.

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RAINBOWMF 7/28/2013 5:54PM

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MOM2ACAT 7/28/2013 4:58PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was with my dad also when he passed. It was so hard, but I know being there, and being able to hold his hand as he left us for Heaven was a blessing also. emoticon

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GEMLADYONE 7/28/2013 12:28PM

    Thanks for sharing about your dad and his life. Sending prayers and emoticon

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ORCHIDLADY56 7/28/2013 8:31AM

    What a wonderful tribute, Jean. Sounds as if your father impacted many lives while here on earth. My sympathies to you and your family.

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SHAPECHANGER 7/28/2013 8:27AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds like a remarkable man, and you have many wonderful memories of him. emoticon emoticon

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TURTLETALK 7/28/2013 7:48AM

    Thinking of you Jean. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 7/28/2013 2:42AM

    I so very sorry Jean. emoticon

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RIGEIN24 7/28/2013 2:06AM

    My deepest sympathies...Thanks for telling us about him, he sounds like a good man.

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