My wife Kitty and I received the news of JEH’s passing with sadness and strangely enough with joy as well. While we loss a giant of the Christian faith, I am convinced the heavenly hosts are throwing a huge party in welcoming JEH home!
His passing is not only a loss to the worldwide Christian community, the land of China has lost a true friend and a compassionate, selfless champion co-labourer of the Church.
His well-known and well-loved statement “Attempt something so great for God that unless God is in it, it is doomed to failure” bears testimony to the character and integrity of the man. He was a trailblazer, a pioneer, a champion and a visionary in his singlemindedness toward his calling. He dared to go where angels fear to tread because he was a man of prayer and a man of obedience to his Lord’s command.
My wife and I can’t think of a better way to honour and to thank him for his legacy and leadership than to continue ministering in the great land of China. JEH through his love for the people of China opened the door for Edward to serve in that land and even in the post-Haggai ministry era, Edward is still actively involved in this ministry.
JEH ran his race with compassion. dedication, dignity, singlemindedness and courage – and he finished his course. Like David of old, when JEH had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep….(Acts 13:36).
Thank you for the privilege of ministering under your leadership , we honour and salute you, Dr. John.