The previous post had a series of events that led to this one on the birthday of my son Woon Han and the passing of my dear friend and brother in our Church in the evening of the same day of 19 October earlier this week. I would use facebook posts to give the account plus photos I have kept in my files of my memories serving with Elder Freddie Chan Yoke San during our life time together living in Kuala Lumpur.
It was past midnight in Singapore when I received the news of the passing of Elder Freddie Chan after celebrating the birthday of our oldest son Woon Han. I had earlier made a facebook album of photos to commemorate Han's birthday with the first photo of the album being the one sent to me by Steven Kok as explained in the previous post mentioned above. That photo sent to me is reproduced below. One can also click on the url link given in the embedded facebook photo below to see the album I created. Such is the convenience of social media platform to share photos as used in this blog post.
After completing the birthday post on facebook of our son's birthday, I immediately shared Sharon Wong's post in the Returned Missionary facebook group timeline with my own personalized message. Click here to view.
Sharon Wong's post is seen below :
One can click on the photo above to read his message of his life published in our Singapore Church website. Again, the convenience of social media today to preserve our history online. He was first sustained as an Area Seventy to the 8th quorum of seventy in the April General Conference of 2013 at the same time as Elder Leonard Woo of Singapore.
I will now share some old photos of Elder Freddie Chan, mostly retrieved from a personal history journal of my own service years in the Church when I was called to serve in leadership positions. Others are from my photo archives of Church History in Malaysia. Elder Chan has indeed surpassed me in his dedication in 'Serving Others With Love'. I know that he has touched many lives for good and has been a great example to me of one with great faith and obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To be continued with photos collected from friends in Kuala Lumpur who attended the funeral on 22 October 2016.....
Postdated writings, photos and video :
2 Nov 2016 - Ray's 19th Birthday
The title of this post has the word 'Birth' which is appropriate in this compact post covering the Death of my Church friend and leader Elder Freddie Chan on the Birth day of my oldest son Han shared above and now another Birth day of my youngest son Ray whose celebration is shared in the facebook post below :
The video below posted on facebook hit over 2k views within a couple of days of being published. It is appropriate to be shared here on this blog post which carries an appropriate title of "Birth, Death and the Resurrection." They are significant words that describe the life of our Savior Jesus Christ who gives us hope in our own lives to know that this resurrection is a true process of our life towards the eternities and that it will happen to us one day too! Click the moving photo screen below to enjoy the beautiful music sung by the District choir.