Memorial Service for Dr Des Ford
Mar 14, 2019 2490
A memorial service will be held for Dr Des Ford at Avondale the Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church, Cooranbong, NSW, on Saturday, March 30, 3.00 pm – 4.50 pm.
Des Ford was the leading theologian of the Seventh-day Adventist Church until he was defrocked as a result of his stand on behalf of the Gospel. Although he left the denomination many years ago, he is still remembered and loved by many within that church, for shining the light of the Gospel to many within its membership. He subsequently founded the trans-denominational Gospel ministry of Good News Unlimited in 1981.
I am returning from overseas to and I will be attending this memorial service.
I understand that it will also be broadcast live on the internet. I will provide further details as they come to hand.
For more details about the memorial service, please see this link.[Link Removed]
– Eliezer Gonzalez
I was greatly saddened when I heard about Des passing, what a man of God. of the gospel there was none like him. I attended first meetings in California, Alberta and BC, didn't understand much then but have been inspired over the years. What a savior we have, what assurance we have, what peace we have in Jesus our Lord. Thank you Des Charles Potter
It is with a heavy heart I send condolences to Dr. Ford's family and to the people he touched through his message and gracious daily practice. My memories are precious and his passing has brought to light many ideals I once held firm but have ignored in the past few years - hence my visit to your site today. If nothing else - he leaves a legacy of love, grace and truth with me and I intend to honour his message by being more mindful of my own practice now. I sang items at many of his meetings in Norwood, when he visited South Australia and my two youngest children, Stephen and Kirri were always very touched by his message and manner. I will be watching the broadcast with a great deal of interest and trust that the ghosts of regret will stand and sing as they recall his footsteps walking the path from his home on Avondale Road to College and his inspiring sermons to many of us who were privileged enough to sit in his services and lectures. He was a man of God in every way and his continued courtesy and unswerving respect for those who believed he had 'gotten it wrong', can now face the challenge as they recognise his gift from God and the way he delivered it to each one of us. One Friday night at vespers I watched from my seat in the Chapel at his prayerful singing, of that stunning hymn "Not I But Christ", and his face glowed. That and his sermon at Eraring Camp back in 1975: 'Even Manasseh', touched my soul and I recall it today with fondness. I trust his colleagues at Good New Unlimited will continue his worth and deliver his devotion to his Lord. "Not I, but Christ, be honoured loved exalted; Not I, but Christ, be seen be known be heard; Not I, but Christ, in every look and action, Not I, but Christ, in every thought and word." He lived those words every minute of his life and has a lifelong lasting blessing for me. May all those who ever get to hear his podcasts, recordings and message be blessed beyond measure so that their lives too can be grace-filled. Much respect and with deep gratitude. Joy N Perkins Winkie, South Australia, Oz.
Rest in Jesus Christ DR Ford I will truly miss your presentations, but I look forward to the great morning when we all go home to glory together. My condolences to his family and thanks for sharing him with us. The world has lost a great soul.
Glory to Almighty Father for using the life of his servant, Des Ford this long time to do what he has planned for him by preaching his word to those who were hunger for him. He will live forever in his legacy that will still be remembered by so many friends and a lot of people who love him, know him and especially those whom this God's servant have changed their lives to follow the word of the Lord. Condolences to the wife and family and to the GNU ministry. In addition, Appreciate very much this opportunity that of being involved in this ministry which gives more to understand about our only Saviour Jesus Christ. Good is good all the times. I believe his Holy Spirit fills me to search for this ministry because he knew that I will get more if I can be a part of it. Thank you for inviting me to be one of the prayer warriors to pray for whatever issues about the world. I am so blessed to have this opportunity. Thank you and Amen to you Jesus our Lord. God bless
Please let us know the link. We will continue Des, legacy by teaching and preaching nothing but the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are Sad but at the same time Happy...praying for Gill, the immediate family and the rest of us at GNU. A true honor to have read every book Des wrote, countless papers, to download every media possible, needless to say... the teaching, the spirit is very much alive....fair to say we know the gospel. Thank you Eliezer for the daily devotionals, the quality media, to faithfully continue preaching the gospel and the pursue of opening new grounds. We will support you anyway we can, praying firsts, $ little by little, to continue sharing Christ and loving our fellow neighbors. A big hug to GNU staff, we appreciate all you do...soon you will have your rewards...Jesus Christ in glory coming for all his people.... to consummated redemption, Des would say.
Mar 28, 2019
I love Dr Des and happy that he has give his life to Jesus and he is not bind by the law but by the Grace of God. As he knew what is happening . God had showed him the truth that is to follow the steps of Jesus Christ. If u follow the religion u won't understand Christ but if u follow Christ then u will know that u not of this world but heaven.