I went to a memorial service for Pasto Luis Pantoja a commemorative Prayer meeting hosted by GCF-Peel. It was a touching event for I only met Pastor Luis once here in Canada during a church picnic last month. Its a pity I did not get to talk to him.
In the prayer meeting I heard so many funny, meaningful stories about this great man. A man greatly loved and for he loved much.
Epitaph for his cremated remains: "A handful of ashes now vaulted in this corner, with nothing to boast but grace from his maker"
I happen to read his Limericks..
Limericks on my life
by Luis Pantoja on Friday August 27, 2010 at 9:33pm
Limericks are short verses generally but not always funny. Here are some about my career
Once on fire, in a suit and tie
By the hand of God and the will of man
Now he's fired, in sackcloth retired
By the hand of man and the will of God
The Lord has given, He has taken away
I tread the path, He leads the way
Flip the new page, blank with no stain
God in my old age, still holds a pen
Shadrach and friends, in furnance unburned
Daniel in the den, by lions unharmed!
Have fought a good fight, unfinished race
Have kept the good faith, in a slower pace
One-armed swordsman, not training alone
Relearning conflict, in uncharted zone
A good begining, an unhappy end
Abound with joy and lessons learned
Praise God for success
Praise God when I fail
God's plans are not stifled,
His mercies prevail
Go on amputee, new ventures to take
Goals yet to conquer, for God's kingdom's sake
Enter the new doors, and finish the race
To those who falter sufficient grace
A shattered vessel in the Potter's hand
Eager of deployment awaiting command
|Pastor Luis Pantoja
I wished I have known this great man of faith, he has so many friends that will miss him.
May everyone mentored by him live a life dedicated to GOD!
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