Remembering Hank.

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It’s early a.m. Saturday as I write this. Been sick in bed with a monster flu/cold and am hoping I can make it to my friend Hank’s Memorial Service in just hours. Hank and I met during the Jesus Movement years (early 70’s) at Christian Life Center and went through Bible Training together at the Genesis School. I always appreciated Hank’s sincerity and and straightforward ‘what-you-see-is-what-you-get’ personality. There was no guile or phoniness to Hank. He was true and honest with a smile that right-away took you in to be a friend. I lost touch with Hank for decades but never forgot him and would enquire about him at various times. What a joy to re-aquaint myself with him and meet his family at one of the reunion picnics we’ve enjoyed in recent years. He was the same Hank!; the open-hearted, friendly, funny and caring dude I had met in my twenties!! I had hoped for more times of fellowship ahead as our lives now were transitioning to retirement and such. I’m saddened to hear of his ‘too soon’ passing. But, I know there is a Resurrection and that Hank lives on, with his Lord, and it won’t be long before all of us who long for that will be completed and graduated also. My prayers are with all his family to be comforted and upheld at this time.

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