Papa, your sudden departure came as a rude shock to me, i never expected it and wish it never happened this soon. You were not just an uncle to me;the reason i never referred to you as 'uncle'. You touched my life and many others by your selfless and countless acts of kindness,always giving and never expecting any favors in return. You were so generous and always eager to share your discovery with everyone. Oh how i remember those great moments of impartation when you would released words of wisdom and got us eager to do findings.. you were so unique, had knowledge in almost every field of life, giving answers to every questions, in fact you were a genius. I cherished every single moment i spent with you, those were moments of inspiration. How i wish we could have just one of such moments again which usually ended in humor. papa you thought me a lot of things ranging from home keeping, healthy living, faith in the Jesus Christ...and much more, which are in one of your books; Titled " My Child As You Leave Home Remember This..." not forgetting this guiding statement you always emphasized ; " As a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, everything about you becomes God's " .You were a teacher who taught by example. We will miss you greatly papa,the love and care you showed and taught us to follow suit, you never discriminated between people; poor or rich, man or woman...they were all equal in your eyes. Your departure has left a void in the family that can never filled. I can remember vividly that in September 2020, after the Pinyin New Testament Bible(P.N.T.B) was launched, you said " God has kept me despite my health condition to finish this project, and now that it is done, i can go at any time",it came like a joke and we just laughed over it papa.... little did i know it was going to happen this soon... its barely six months after. I remember the last moments of joy we shared together in October 2020, before i traveled and how you granted me such an honorable escort to the Airport Papa,i can't imagine that its just four months on and you're gone. So it was our last face to face encounter. Oh how my grief for the man who represented everything that was beautiful in the world to me is almost unbearable. But one thing that gives me joy is that you were prepared for this eternal journey, the reason you instructed your nurse during those last moments not to call any of us. You did not want to see us grief over you. While we mourn we also take comfort in the fact that your mission on earth would have been fulfilled. We will forever remain grate for the legacy you left behind. Papa, i still fondly recall your positive approach to life. Death may have taken you from us, but you will always remain alive in our hearts.
GOODBYE PAPA. Hilda Bih (Niece)