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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Remembering Mr. Wonderful!

This is a guest post written by Carolyn Harris, a member of Community of Faith Bible Church and wife of George Harris, missionary serving The Voice of Children. I thank God for sister Harris allowing me to post an email she sent in response to the passing of Pastor Sills. Her sentiments captured so well the heart of Pastor Sills. In life and now in his death, God used him to encourage souls with his love for Jesus and people. Here is her tribute:

I'll always remember these words, "Honey I'm home!"  These were the words spoken by Pastor Calvin Sills to his wife, Sister Lutelia, on the day he arrived home from the hospital in late June. His expression of love for her and the joy on his face on being home brought tears to my eyes and those words will forever be embedded in my memory. There was another time when he ministered to my heart and soul. George and I were visiting him in the hospital. The doctor on duty came in and out of his room several times. She would discuss his prognosis with him and sought to comfort him with her knowledge and through her warm and caring voice. He would listen and from time to time, respond. On one occasion, when the doctor left his room, he (Pastor Sills) started to sing:

I must tell Jesus all of my trials;
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me;
He ever loves and cares for His own.
I must tell Jesus!
I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus!
I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.

Sometimes he would chuckle. I interpreted that chuckle to mean that despite what we saw, felt, or heard, he had lived and worked everything out with his Maker. Everything was "WONDERFUL"! When I reflect on learning of Pastor Sills death, I think of the announcement he made to his wife and I could hear him say, "JESUS, I'M HOME!", as he entered the gates of heaven. 
Carolyn L. Harris 

Please pray for Pastor Sills' family to experience God's comfort and the love of Christ. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones," Psalm 116:15. I'll miss this great solider of Christ. 

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