Dear Beloved Brother Neil in Christ, greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Brother, now our dear beloved brother VAL slept in Christ. Its undigested news to me and we lost very precious and Godly man on earth. But, We are praising our Lord because he completed his Christian life as Good Husband to his wife, Good Father to his Children, Good Grand Father to his Grand children, Good Godly brother to me, Good role model to many and Faithful servant in Gods vine yard. Peacefully he entered in to God's rest; brother it is our responsibility to continue his Ministry what he was already stated on earth.
Brother my Bible says "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord". One day we will meet him with Christ. Brother we are the only people entire the world having a Great and precious HOPE for the FUTURE. Brother , Our lord shows us that death is under the sovereign authority of our heavenly Father and He permits it. Our response should be one of acceptance and submission. Once our Lord Jesus Said like this when he was on the Earth: I am the Resurrection, and the LIFE; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. The final reality of who those believe in Jesus Christ is not DEATH but LIFE Hallelujah. This is our Great HOPE.
Brother once our beloved brother Val told me like this, dear brother Raju; I am still at the doorway to eternal life. Haven't yet reached my final destination in eternity but hopefully am ready and willing. Brother, he is really great Man Of God. I think those words says only the people who completely depend on GOD. Brother you know about Resurrection is for both Believers and Unbelievers. For Believers it is Resurrection to live with Christ forever. My beloved brother Val had direct fellowship with Christ, what a great Privilege he had now.
In love of Christ,
Your brother Pastor Galanki Raju