My Dear friend Jan Wassenaar passed into the arms of Jesus this past Thursday. Jan was prepared for heaven. I was so very blessed to know this man of God. I had the blessing to meet Jan a couple of times when I would return to Windom, Minnesota to do Revival services. One time Jan invited me to his apartment and I heard his life story! (Picture above of Jan speaking to me and Shari Johnson of West Virginia who took part in the Revival Services) So fascinating! What a wonderful family based on the Word of God. I was friends with Jan’s son Rudy and daughter Rita in high school. Rudy passed away at a young age in a farm accident. Rita wrote this to me after Jan passed away, “In cleaning out his clothes, he had a Gideon Bible and a track in each pocket.” What do you carry in your pockets? What do you share with the world? Do you share JESUS with everyone? Jan carried out THE GREAT COMMISSION until the day the LORD called him home. I am sure those that cared for dear Jan at the end of his life surely have heard a lot abut JESUS! How about you and me? This is one of the key reasons I adored Jan, he was not bashful about sharing Jesus, and he did it in a loving way. Jan’s life preached to me! True servanthood. What Jan did in his life is eternal works for our LORD. Nothing else matters.

Pastor Rick Frederickson who Pastors the Springfield and Sherburn Methodist Churches, remembers Jan from his days at the Methodist Church in Windom. Rick told me, “I remember Jan as a man who would be so very faithful in handing our Gideon Bibles.”
What will you and I be remembered for?  “Live your life so that at your funeral even the undertaker cries.” Quote from Mark Twain.
I weep in the passing of Jan, tears of sadness and joy.
Rita told me that Jan enjoyed listening to our radio program ‘House of Hope’ on KDOM radio, that was such a blessing of encouragement! It gives me the inspiration to keep going!
The Great Commission
18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”…

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