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Summary: This sermon is being posted for a limited time as a tribute to a dear soldier of Christ who went home to be with Jesus on May 4, 2001.

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Pastor James May

In Memory of Nanny!

Victory Temple

5/6/01 Sun AM

We come together this morning as a church family. But there is a different feeling here this morning for most of us because we have experienced the loss of a dear Saint of God. There are mixed feelings on occasions such as this. Firstly, there is sadness for ourselves as we know that Sis. Elmore will be so greatly missed. Her prayers and her presence have been such a powerful influence upon not just myself but upon the entire church.

After we get past our great feelings of loss and grief, we must come to the realization that Sis. Elmore, or Nanny as I have always called her, has ceased to suffer from her illnesses and that she is so very happy this morning. I can just picture in my mind this morning her expressions as she was carried by the angels into the presence of Jesus Christ her Lord.

Four weeks ago, on April 1st, 2001, Nanny gave us a word from the Lord in a sermon titled, “The Promises of God”. She spoke of hiding the Word in her heart and of holding to the promises of God. Her life was an example of one who loved Jesus and she testified of Christ on every opportunity. She told us of the cost of discipleship and faithfulness to the calling of God upon our lives. The words of her sermon were powerful and spoke volumes to us of living for God but the greatest sermon she preached was the way she lived her life.

Most of you may not have known Nanny well enough to remember one of her favorite expressions and so perhaps you won’t get the full meaning of this, but I can almost hear her as she begins to experience life in Heaven.

“My Lands”, I never dreamed Heaven could be so beautiful. I can see Nanny in the spirit as her pain is gone, as she is clothed in pure white, glowing with joy and happiness and shouting the victory this morning, the beginning of a long and glorious day in eternity. I can see her face as she is beaming with peace and happiness when she finds her husband, Ralph, and they hold hands and, along with the angels and Jesus, they begin to stroll through those golden avenues and walk beside the River of Life. Oh, what a time Nanny is having this morning!


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