We heard on Sunday lunchtime that our 'dad' had died. Uncle Paul was a giant in the faith and a man we had grown to love very dearly.

I never had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela, but I did have the awesome privilege of knowing Uncle Paul and I now treasure the few occasions I got to sit with him and listen to his stories about his life and growing up in this amazing but divided country.

Today I look back on those special times with this amazing man of God and I'm humbled to have known him and I count it a pure privilege to have had him speak into my life. I will always be grateful for his wisdom!


Some of my favourite photos of Uncle Paul


This is Uncle Paul & Aunty Molly at a wedding in Simon's Town


Please pray for me as I lead my first ever funeral this Saturday as well as doing the committal at the graveside. I long to do nothing more than honour Uncle Paul and bring glory to God.


You can read a bit more about Uncle Paul on the Tree of Life Church page.

2 comments:

  1. Prayers of peace and rest in God for him, and for consolation for all of you who loved him. I also pray for you Dean, as you prepare to minister in this way. Jesus will surely guide you with right words and more.

    Rest in peace, rise in glory, Paul!

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