Passing of a dear friend

It was with great sadness we heard of the sudden home-call of Mrs Linda Ovadal, wife of Pastor Ralph Ovadal of Pilgrims Covenant Church, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA and mother of Gregory, Janet, Joy, and Thomas — and a grandmother to many grandchildren.

We offer our sincere sympathy for we have been close friends with the Ovadal family for many years and admire their uncompromising stand for the Lord Jesus Christ in these evil days.

We have experienced and enjoyed the kindness and Christian grace of Mrs Ovadal on our visits to their home.

May the Lord comfort all the family circle in this time of deep sorrow.

“‭For‭ this‭ we say‭‭ unto you‭ by‭ the word‭ of the Lord‭, that‭ we‭ which‭ are alive‭‭ ‭and‭ remain‭‭ unto‭ the coming‭ of the Lord‭ shall‭‭ not‭ prevent‭‭ them which‭ are asleep‭‭.‭ ‭For‭ the Lord‭ himself‭ shall descend‭‭ from‭ heaven‭ with‭ a shout‭, with‭ the voice‭ of the archangel‭, and‭ with‭ the trump‭ of God‭: and‭ the dead‭ in‭ Christ‭ shall rise‭‭ first‭:‭ ‭then‭ we‭ which‭ are alive‭‭ ‭and‭ remain‭‭ shall be caught up‭‭ together‭ with‭ them‭ in‭ the clouds‭, to‭ meet‭ the Lord‭ in‭ the air‭: and‭ so‭ shall we‭‭ ever‭ be‭‭ with‭ the Lord‭,” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17.

Rev Ivan Foster (Rtd) and the Foster family circle in Kilskeery, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.