Mourners celebrating the home-going of the late Mother Elizabeth G. Patten were told last Saturday at the First ACFI Church in New Kru Town, Monrovia that God will not forget anything they do on earth.
Senior Pastor, Elder Augustus D. Kumeh, in his discourse, referenced the Biblical story of the rich man and Lazarus, and declared, “The things we do on earth will not remain here when we die, because we will see the results before God.”
Making several biblical references, Pastor Kumeh told the over three hundred mourners and sympathizers to begin to practice good neighborliness by clothing and feeding those who seek them as much as they are able to do for each other.
He said there are many who refuse to empathize with their fellow believers, and others who avoid those who are sick.
Pointing out that the late Mother Pattern paid her dues to the Lord and her fellow human beings, he urged the mourners not to forget that there is a penalty to all that is done on earth. Mother Pattern was a faithful member of the church, who diligently served the church and her fellow human beings.
“When your friend is sick do you identify with him?” he asked, then added, “Whatever you do, remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus.”
Pastor Kumeh explained about people who are physically and spiritually dead in the Lord Jesus Christ, and warned that this is the time to make a change and that time is while we have life and are able to do it.
“There are people here who don’t associate with any church,” Pastor Kumeh observed, “and there are those believers who don’t live the life of Christ.”
He appealed to them to know and bring Jesus into their lives, “Remember that Pay Day is coming,” the pastor reminded his audience. “On that day, where will you be?” he asked.
Families and friends paid emotional tributes to the memory of the late Mother Patten and the service was enriched with comforting Kru and English gospel songs of praise and thanksgiving. Interment followed right after the service.