Friday, November 7, 2008

Jill Steyl

Many of you will remember Jill Steyl, a lady from Zimbabwe, who was part of our community for a number of years. I will always remember Jill for the encouraging things she used to shout out from her seat up in the balcony whilst I was preaching, as well as the lively feedback she'd give me on my sermon at the end of the meeting. She was certainly a character, as well as a passionate follower of Jesus!

Well sadly Jill died of cancer on the 24th October. I spoke today to her daughter Lorraine, who managed to get over from Zimbabwe to be with Jill for her last few days, and had a good chat with her as we shared some 'Jill' stories. There is going to be a memorial service for Jill in Walton on Thames and then a funeral in Wales. Details have yet to be finalised, so please contact our receptionists if you want to be told when either of these events are taking place.

Let's be praying for Jill's family as they come to terms with their loss.

Simon.

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