Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pearl Stauffer - June 4, 1924-May 19, 2010

This morning my Mom finished a relatively brief fight with cancer. We are thankful that she did not have to suffer long, though the last few days were difficult.

My Mom had a quiet, confident faith. She came to Christ in her late teens. The verse that God used particularly in her conversion was Philippians 1:21, For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Mom led me to Christ 33 years ago. I am thankful for our serious spiritual conversations - in the last few years particularly.

Death is still an enemy. It was a difficult struggle for Mom. Between painful breaths on Monday morning, Mom said a few times, "I want to see Jesus."

She has her wish. Death is done for her and we rejoice that she is now with her Saviour. To say that she is now well is an understatement!

The service will be at Edson Baptist on Sunday, May 23 at 3:00 pm.

A few people have already said to me, "She was a sweet, kind lady." That's true.

We will miss her.


Crystal said...

Sorry to hear this news. We have been praying for your since we heard the news your mom wasnt doing well.
She was a sweet lady and I was blessed with getting to know her at a ladies dinner and then visitng some sundays. Yes now she is doing wonderful.
Praise God

Anonymous said...

Our condolences Terry and family. Pearl will be missed by many. I know I'll miss her smiling face at Walmart. God has collected another angel!

Carlo & Sheila Klemm

Dan Sudfeld said...

Praying God's comfort for you and your family during this time of grief mixed with hope.

Trevor Peck said...

Mourning with you in the loss of your mother - rejoicing with you in the fact she has received her reward, Jesus the Christ, and her reunion with Emily! No more tears! Love you brother.

Carol Steinbach said...

So very sorry to read of the loss of your mother. It is good to know God makes no mistakes.

Trista said...

I am sorry to hear of Pearl's passing, but I know she is at peace and full of joy with Jesus. My condolences to you Terry and family.

Jim said...

May the God of all comfort comfort you and your family. Grief is real, but made lighter by hope.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you - rejoicing in the hope we share of Eternal Life!
Joy C

stauf46 said...

Thank you all for your comments.

It is hard to believe that it was just a week ago that we were calling the family and encouraging them come come and see Mom.

The funeral went well. It was good to be together as a family, but it will take some time to get used to not having Mom at the center.

Anonymous said...

Dear Pastor Terry & family, We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing but rejoice that she is with Jesus. May you feel His comfort & the prayers of His people as you grieve. You remain in our prayers. Love In Christ, Levern & Gerry Booker