A TRIBUTE TO CARL HENSLEY
On behalf of our church family, I extend our love, sympathy and prayer support to Flo Hensley and her family in the "homegoing" of Carl Hensley. Carl went home to be with JESUS on May 19 at the age of 89.
Carl was a retired veteran of the US Air Force. While he was stationed in London, England, he met Flo. They married, and served various military assignments around the world. Carl was a Vietnam veteran, and, while serving on the "front-lines," was exposed to Agent Orange.
Carl was a faithful member of our church for 37 years, having joined membership on February 26, 1984. He served in a variety of ministries at the church, including counting committee and deacon. Carl was awarded the high honor of "Deacon Emeritus."
Carl loved to share the gospel. He was such a faithful and bold witness. He went on mission trips to Romania, Japan, and Chile. I personally saw Carl "in action," sharing the gospel, and leading people to faith in JESUS.
Carl both loved and was devoted to his wife, Flo, and their 6 children. He was so proud of all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
First and foremost, Carl loved JESUS. He was faithful to JESUS all of His Christian life. In reflecting on his life, I am reminded of the words of the apostle Paul in II Timothy 4:7-8: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing."
Carl Hensley's Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, May 27 at noon at Redemption Hill Church. Be sure to continue to pray for the Hensley family!