A few months before, he stated that he was looking forward to a rest from life's trials and labors with the fulfillment of his three score and ten. We joyously believe that he is now happily with the Lord, his Saviour.

He was a man who believed he was called early in life to preach and teach God's Word. He labored diligently through the years, never complaining about income, or ill health. God's grace was always found sufficient. His last five years on earth were accented with bodily pain and discomfort, yet, to the end, he nobly fed the sheep.

He counted unity among his brethren more important than any issue of Bible doctrine. Bible studies he placed in numerous newspapers through the years, besides writing and printing over sixty tracts and Bible studies.

The ground he has faithfully tilled through the years and the labor of love that was shown to us, has made it easier for us now to carry on the "good fight".  An elder has departed from our midst. [1 Tim. 3:1-5]

We rejoice in the hope that he so often mentioned -that blessed hope", that "whether we wake or sleep", we shall be reunited with our loved ones who loved the One Who loves us more than we could ever deserve - Christ Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.

Don Stevens

RE:  April 6, 1966

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