aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Prayer Request

for the Rev. Charles (Bert) Robertson, retired UM minister from Evansville, Indiana. Bert served many years as an administrator for Oakland City College. He was a Baptist minister at the time. He transferred his credentials to The UMC, and he was recognized as an Elder when I was ordained as an Elder. So, even though he is a generation older, we are "classmates" and have always been friendly.

Bert is also the father and grandfather of some former parishioners of mine. When I pastored at Tanner Valley, he would come up and visit often, especially to see his grandchildren, Ashley and Derrick, confirmed. Those same grandchildren now inform me that he has only a few days to live.

He is a good and faithful man in all ways. I am honored to call him my friend, and I thank God for his ministry among us.

Then, when their task is finished here,
in humble hope their charge resign.
When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,
O God, may they and we be thine.

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