Friday, October 07, 2011

Peter Loewen Memorial Service

When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed Count your many blessings.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Obit: married in 54 started feed mill in the 60s
His greatest joy was to distribute Scriptures. He witnessed many a changed life.
He enjoyed boating and teaching others to water ski. Impossible was not in his vocabulary.
He always promoted and participated in everything. He was full of ideas. A real problem solver.
He believed in his kids potential. There are doers and dreamers and Peter was a doer.

Grand kids memories:
Jokes; Pete and repeat went into a store. Pete came out who was left?
A man had twenty-sick sheep. One died. How many did he have left? 19.
Grandpa was generous. On a Bible delivery trip he said the boat war an investment in his kids.
Never too young to drive a lawn mower.
No matter who you are God's love needs to be shared.
Never be ashamed of the gospel. Encourage everyone to share their faith.
He taught us to trust God. We'll see him in heaven.
Where your treasure is your heart will be also.

Song: 45 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Safely his hand will lead me to the mansions he has prepared for me.

Kim Stoesz Pastor at Braeside:
He became the grandpa of Breaside. He ran a stop sign to get the attention of a police officer so he could share the gospel with him. He had lots of stories of Scripture distribution.
He kept busy always coming back with more stories of sharing LifeLight Scriptures.
He was ready to go because he knew what was waiting for him on the other side. John 14. Trust in God. Let not your heart be troubled. Your hearts are sad became you miss him.
Without tickets you can't get into the sports venue. But there is room in God's house. Jesus is the way to heaven. Choosing Jesus means to strive to be like Jesus. He is the way to God.
John 3:16 was a verse Peter shared whenever he could. God so loved Peter Loewen so much that if Peter believed he could have eternal life.
Following Jesus is not always easy. Peter had a lot of pain. He always gave an honest answer. Always with a positive attitude.
Peace beyond human understanding gave Peter the joy to look forward to going ''home".
Peter started a Bible table here at church. He gave away 80 Bibles at a community event. Now others are giving away Bibles.
He is happy to be at home. But we will all miss him so much.

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