As many of you have already heard, on Thursday we lost our loving deacon, Alfred Mitomoni. Alfred had been battling throat cancer for quite a while, and died Thursday night. His presence in our congregation will be sorely missed—he was a loving and personable friend who everyone could relate too. Even teens and youths could relate to him, which made him an amazing volunteer at youth camps and a great youth choir director.
His funeral was held from Thursday night through Saturday, and with the help of our American brethren, he was properly buried in his home village of Cinkuluchina in Ntcheu district. More than 100 people showed up for his funeral and the days were spent singing hymns, comforting the family, crying together, and praying.
While we remember the life of our brother in Christ, we’d like to ask for your prayers for his wife, kids, family members, and our congregation who are all mourning the loss. Our God is the true comforter and we can take hope from reading that “we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” From 1 Corinthians 15:51-52. Our great God’s plan of salvation is one of such a full salvation. At the last trumpet, the first resurrection, we will see our brother again, and I can’t wait for you to meet him.
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, an they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”” –Revelation 21:1-5