Sixty Married Years and Sixty Roses
Faith Baptist Church honors old gray hairs in a memorable, precious evening!
The ministry is not a bed of roses, but the accumulated experiences of ministry make up a huge bed of beautiful rose-like blessings beyond price! I don’t know any special significance of “60 years.” I told the church that I didn’t think they would be burdened with another ten-year celebration for us. Sixty is a blessed milestone in our gracious journey of marriage and privilege of ministry. So many thanked us for an example of loving married life and a ministry that founded Faith Baptist Church. The privilege was ours, the glory to God!
Richard: Never one time in 60 years did Kathleen say by word or deed, “Let’s consider leaving the ministry.” Kathleen: I was so privileged to marry my handsome young man, to go to a new people and strange language, to love and serve them. Tributes from daughters Melody and Shirlene
- Beautiful, harmonious music from our USA daughter and children
- Tributes from church members. These three men were with us in Lebanon since 1965 and were part of the new church in Sydney in 1976
- Tributes from the grand children (the great-grand had her own version!). They cited our daily walks always holding hands, grandma’s dead insect pranks and a godly life,.
- Food and sweets and decorations by our loving church family now made up of more than 20 nationalities. Our pastor is a son in the ministry and is one of the most unusual pastors I have ever known.