|Memorial for Rev. Bill Bathman|
"Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever." Daniel 12:3
Rev. Bill Bathman, the Chairman of the Board of Frontline Fellowship received a military funeral at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Tuesday, 20 December. As Bill was a veteran who served in the US Navy, he was entitled to a military funeral. My Son-in-law, Hunter Combs, led the graveside internment service which included military honours with bugle and flag folding which was presented to Bill's widow, Harriett Bathman.
On Sunday, 18 December, we at Livingstone Fellowship, in Cape Town, held a Memorial service to celebrate the life and legacy of Bill Bathman.
Memorial Service in Arizona
The Memorial service for Bill Bathman in Arizona will be held at 2pm, Friday, 27 January 2017 at the Auditorium which is used for the Village Chapel at Sunland Village East (2145 S. Farnsworth Drive, Mesa, Arizona). This is close to the crossroads of Sossaman and Baseline. The directions are to exit Superstition Freeway 60 @ Sossaman. Go South to Baseline, then East on Baseline. South at first traffic light, which is Farnsworth. First landmark will be the tennis courts on the East side. Immediately following the tennis courts is the Auditorium of Sunland Village East.
We have added a PDF version of the Tribute to Rev. Bill Bathman, Pioneer Missionary, Evangelist and Friend of Persecuted Christians on the www.frontline.org.za website so that those who would like to print out the A3 folded to A4 (four pages) with pictures Tribute, can do so, either to be placed on a church notice board, or to be distributed to friends, or congregation members who knew and benefited from the ministry of Bill Bathman.
We have also added a photo collage, which Daniela designed, on Bill Bathman's life and ministry, that you can view, or print, for church notice boards. Colin has also added a Comments section at the end of the Tribute article on www.frontline.org.za, if you want to add any words of appreciation of the ministry of Bill Bathman.
It has been encouraging to receive testimonies of God's grace working through the ministry of Bill Bathman from people converted, or called and mentored into Missions, Evangelism and the pastorate, from around the world. Please encourage anyone you know who benefited from Bill Bathman's ministry to either post their comment on our Tribute page, or email it to us to include in the Memorial service at the end of January.
Great Commission Course
Lenora will be flying over to Arizona to be with her mother throughout January. We are commencing the Great Commission Camp and Course, today, Friday, 30 December. Participants have enrolled from as far away as Canada, the USA, Kenya and New Zealand. Please pray for all of us involved in this intensive three-week Missions training programme and for the Africa Reformation Overland Mission projects which will flow from it.
May God continue to be your joy and strength.
Yours for the fulfilment of the Great Commission
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Account Name : Bill Bathman Memorial Fund
Bank : Wells Fargo Bank / checking
Act# : 6516821367
Swift Code : WFBIUS6S