In Memorium

Dr James Kennedy Changed the World

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In 1960, as the new Pastor of the fledgling Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (CRPC) congregation, James Kennedy read the words of Jeremiah 33:3: “Call unto Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” He then said to his small flock: “You know what? I believe we can change the world!”

 

Despite remaining the pastor of this congregation for nearly 5 decades, James Kennedy had a major world-wide impact for Christ. Dr D. James Kennedy was certainly one of the greatest Christian Leaders of the 20th Century.

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A Tribute to Rev. Arthur Lewis

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arthurlewis 125 m Pioneer Missionary Rev. Arthur Lewis ended his most productive earthly life at age 89.

Arthur Roland Lewis was born in Kingsley, Cheshire, England. When he was 8 years old his family moved to Solihull. By age 19 Arthur Lewis was convinced that he was called to be a missionary. He studied at Oxford University where his lecturers included J.R.R.Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

University Mission

Ordained at the youngest possible age, he joined the Church of England’s University Mission to Central Africa and in 1947 began his half century of missionary service on this continent.

Tanganyika

Rev. Arthur Lewis spent 11 years serving at various mission stations in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. He quickly learned the local language, Swahili. Rev. Lewis managed to preach fluently in Swahili without the need of an interpreter.

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A Tribute to Ingrid Cornelia Pickard

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mrspickard m On Saturday, 8 August 2009, Mrs Ingrid Pickard went to be with the Lord. She was 75 years old.

When I visited her just over a week ago, in the Somerset West Medi-Clinic Intensive Care ward, her main concern was for other people. She wanted me to bring more evangelistic literature and JOY! Magazines to distribute to other patients and hospital staff.

On each visit, as we prayed together, her concerns were for her children and grandchildren, other family members and friends, for the Church, for the country and for the Kingdom of God.

From the first time I met Mrs. Pickard in 1986, I was impressed with her love for the Lord and her concern for God’s work, particularly in our country, South Africa, and in Zimbabwe.

She had picked up some copies of Frontline Fellowship News, the very first edition ever produced, from a meeting of Don McAlvany at the Cape Sun Hotel. She phoned me immediately and insisted that I come round to her home and explain my mission to some of her friends.

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