Ministry will go on say Church and children
Life celebration services for Dr Myles and Ruth Munroe who died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Monday will be held around South Africa next week, reports Myles Munroe International, Africa in a media release.
The main service for the celebrated Christian ministry couple whose tragic passing is being mourned by many worldwide will be on Monday, November 17 at 12pm at CRC Church in Pretoria East, on the corner of Lynwood and Solomon Mahlangu Drive.
Other celebrations will be at:
Tuesday, November 18 @ 12pm — New Covenant Fellowship International, 11 Tweed Road, Red Hill, Durban
Wednesday, November 19 @ 6pm — Life Bible Church International, 1 Archie Gumede Road, Masons Mill, Pietermaritzburg
Wednesday, November 20 @ 12pm — Manna Conference Centre (Manna Tabernacel), Percy Fyfe Mashashane Road, Polokwane
Friday, November 21 @ 6 pm — Turning Point International Christian Centre, Cnr Plaston and White River, White River.
The Bahamas Faith Ministries which Dr Munroe founded has announced that his pastoral work will continue despite the tragedy that hit the church when Dr Munroe, Ruth Munroe, the ministry’s senior vice president Dr Richard Pinder, youth pastors Lavard and Radel Parks, and their son Johannan, and two pilots lost their lives when their plane exploded and crashed after hitting a construction crane as it approached the Grand Bahama International Airport.
In a statement published on its website on Monday, the church said: “Dr Munroe taught us to have faith and to pursue purpose and advance the Kingdom Principles of Jesus Christ here on earth. He also taught us to be leaders.
“As a Church body and organization we will move forward as Dr Munroe would have wanted us to. We recognize that there will be challenges but we have full confidence that God will see us through and we intend to make our founding leaders proud.
“We ask for your continued prayers and support. We will issue further details on plans for home going services and other matters relating to the future of Bahamas Faith Ministries in due course.”
At the time of the fatal plane crash the Munroe group were on their way to a Global Leadership Forum which Dr Munroe was going to host. Their ministry decided to go ahead with the event on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, saying it was what Dr Munroe would have wanted.
Myles and Ruth’s surviving children, Charisa, 31 and Myles Munroe Jr, 30, show the same determination to push on where their parents left off. In a speech displayed on the Myles Munroe International, Africa Facebook Page, Myles Jr says:
God is still in control
“We would like to take this time to address all of you here and everyone around the world that has shown their support and expressed their condolences during this difficult time. We want you all to know that in spite of the recent tragedy that claimed the lives of our parents Dr Myles and Ruth Munroe, our uncle Dr Richard Pinder, our chief pilot Captain Stanley Thurston, our first officer Frahkan Cooper, our youth pastors Lavard and Radel Parks, their son Johanan Parks and their unborn child and our dear friend Diego Santiago, we all have comfort in knowing that God is in control. We know there are many questions as to how or why something like this would be allowed to happen to such great individuals, but yet still God is in control.
“The past few days have been the most difficult times for my sister and I, our family and all of those affected by this loss. We are all saddened by this tragic event but we are comforted and encouraged by the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone around the country and from those around the world at large. We want to thank everyone that has called, emailed, messaged or gave words of encouragement; we are truly grateful.
“We would like to make it known that although we are all grieving our losses and are deeply saddened by this tragic event, we have never been nor will we ever feel hopeless. There is no question in our hearts that the spirits of the nine persons whose lives were taken are now resting with our Heavenly Father. We rejoice for we know they are in a better place watching over all of us and rejoicing amongst the heavenly angels.
“We will not allow death to claim any victory, but we celebrate the life and legacy of each individual. This tragedy does not mark the end; the end of life, the end of a vision, the end of a journey, nor the end of a purpose , but it marks the new beginning of an era. An era of a new generation that will carry on the vision and legacy of our father and mother and of each individual whose life was lost so unexpectedly.
“So let’s not mourn their deaths but let’s celebrate their lives and find joy in knowing that although God may not explain himself, he will reveal himself. In the words of our father, ‘The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.’ We know there is a greater purpose in all of this and we are now the vessels for this new vision and legacy to be carried on.
“With Grateful Hearts,
Myles Munroe Jr, Charisa M Munroe and Family”