Monday, October 27, 2008

Goodbye...until Tomorrow

Saturday, October 25, 2008, Leon Kellogg shrugged off the mortal and put on immortality. For most of his life, Leon was a staunch supporter of the City Rescue Mission of Lansing. It could be said the Mission was in his blood, as both sets of grandparents were instrumental in creating the Mission and keeping it alive. Leon himself gave over 40 years of his life in service to the Mission: editing the newsletter, volunteering to speak in chapel, presiding over the board of directors, and more. While he and his family suffered greatly from his illness over the past several years, his legacy continues to be reflected in the grateful smiles of every man, woman, and child who is helped, has been helped, and will be helped by the City Rescue Mission. A great example of a servant's heart, Leon is one more of the "unsung" heroes of the faith who have laid a trail for us to humbly follow. Our prayers are with the Kellogg family during this time of separation.

1 Corinthians 15:54: So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”