THE PASSING ON OF RICHARD SHAKARIAN
THE PASSING ON OF RICHARD SHAKARIAN - NATIONAL WEEK OF MOURNING.
I received with heaviness of heart the news of the passing on to glory God's servant Dr Richard Shakarian earlier today. Richard was hospitalized for a couple of days and we raised our voices in prayer for him, but the sovereign Lord had a superior purpose.
On behalf of the fellowship in Nigeria I have spoken with his wife Vangie and commiserated with the family. She was highly encouraged with our show of love and concern.
May we stand with the family in prayer and support at this time of grief as Vangie expressed her feeling of emptiness in life without him.
Pray for God's overwhelming comfort and grace upon the family in particular, and the Full Gospel family in general.
Richard served the Lord as the International President of the FGBMFI until the evening of his life. In spite of whatever differences that came up we still acknowledge his great labours and sacrifices to the Lord during his tenure.
I therefore wish to declare a National week of mourning for Richard from Sunday 5th to Saturday 11th Nov 2017. Every chapter meeting within this week should observe a minute of silence and 10mins of prayer for the family & brethren, and also for the funeral plans.
We shall keep you posted as we track the burial arrangements. Kindly share this with all our members. God bless you all.
Arc Ifeanyi Odedo