Thursday, September 09, 2010

Luis L. Pantoja Jr. THD


    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
---Luis Pantoja


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!
The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics

No comments: