2 Corinthians 5:8
We are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
Our friend, Tony, was of good courage all the way until the end and now the end of his physical life on earth simply marks his ushering in to the presence of the One in Whom he had placed his faith and trust! It causes us to rejoice knowing Tony has heard those words, "Well done my good and faithful servant", but it makes us sad to know we must wait for our departure from our own earthly bodies until we see our friend again!
Please pray for Tony's wife, Tina, and his 2 children. Please pray for all Tony's boys in his Bible study who must now continue on with a hole left in their midst. I am sad for Tim because he was going to see Tony today and now he must wait...
We will miss you, Tony, but we watched you run your race well and know that you are now in the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Good job, buddy!!