Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb fell asleep in Christ on Saturday at the age of 88. Samuel spent two decades in prison camps where he was often forced to do hard labor. His wife died as a result of the imprisonment and harsh treatment. He is now at rest in Christ and his body awaits the resurrection of the flesh when Christ returns. May the Spirit grant to each Christian the strength to confess the faith before the world.
"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
(Matthew 10:28-33 ESV)