Attended the funeral service today of a very dear man who hadn't been well for a couple of years but whose life had been filled with great achievements. As a young man of 14 he and his family were taken prisoners in Indonesia and spent 3 years in prison camps. His mother and sister were separated from him and his father - the thing that kept the pair of them alive during those dreadful years of inprisonment was the fact that he crawled under the fences at night and scavenged food for his dad and himself.
An achiever all through his life, he put himself through college and university and gained distinctions in all he did. During his working life he held very important positions in the building of many large Sydney buildings including the Opera House. But the most important thing in his life apart from his wife, children and grandchildren was his Saviour Jesus Christ, in whom he put his trust for so many years. He never waivered in his faith, even in the bad times. He has now gone to his eternal reward.
Well done good and faithful servant! We salute you!