Priest Charles Aiah Saidu Nyandemoh was laid to rest in a funeral service full of emotions!
The funeral service of our late Priest, Accountant and Regional Supervisor designate of the New Apostolic Church Regional office of West African 1, was conducted by Apostle Albert Garber on 9th August 2020, Lumley Church, Freetown, at 1:30 pm.
He comforted the bereaved and respected mourners with a sermon derived from Job 14:1-5, which says:
‘Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure. Do you fix your eyes on such a one? Will you bring him before you for judgment? Who can bring what is pure from impure? No one! Man’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.’
Apostle Garber reminded all that it is only by faith one can understand the mystery of death. He assured of God’s devotion in comforting mourners particularly the wife, two children and mother of the deceased. His accepting Jesus Christ as his personal savior, baptized of water and Holy Spirit, serving as Deacon and Priest is faithful source of God’s clemency. He admonished all to accept it as the will of God, referencing in detail the text declared in Job. ‘Let us leave judgment to God and His son Jesus Christ’ he ended.
Apostle Sanpha Sesay, Thaimu Kargbo, Braima Saffa and Bishop Raymond Essequi were at the altar. Apostle Sesay, when assisting admonished to always prepare by putting faith in practice for the ultimate goal; to be worthy for the day of the Lord, gaining eternal fellowship with God.
It was very emotional to see over 1000 mourners accompanying a young man of 47 years, who had started lot of unaccompanied projects. Expressions of deep regrets were mentioned in the tributes and shedding of tears of loved ones - a complete manifestation of how interactive and lovely the young man was. We count on the assurance of consolation of God for the family and the church.
May his soul rest in peace!