David Hesselgrave went home peacefully to be with his Lord at 11:45PM on May 21st. His family writes: “When we think of Dad we think of Paul's words in 2 Timothy 4:7, for indeed dad fought a good fight, finished the race and kept the faith.”
We mention this dear servant because of his support of this ministry and his full endorsement of our training manual, God’s Plan for His Church (GPHC). He felt God had provided GPHC and that it would “result in the multiplication of church at home and abroad, that under the lordship of Christ, will not only bear His Name, but also carry His banner onto the future.”
David Hesselgrave built the missions program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and cofounded the Evangelical Missiological Society, teaching generations of scholars and missions workers around the world more effective ways to share the gospel across cultures (as referenced in the titles of his popular textbooks: Planting Churches Cross-Culturally; Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally; Counseling Cross-Culturally).
A visitation and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 AM and 11 AM respectively at the chapel of Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL 61114. Luncheon to follow.
We are indebted to David for his encouragement and like-minded perspective that gave us words and counsel to keep building on the foundation God laid in the Scriptures. We use this blog to honor his memory and the impact God allowed him to have on missions across the globe.
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