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Condolences Pour In For Plane Crash Victims

Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of The Bahamas, expressed her deepest sympathy regarding the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of nine people including prominent leader Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife, Pastor Ruth Ann Munroe.

“This event has brought sadness to many Bahamians and to people across the world where Dr. Munroe’s Ministries were well-known and highly valued,” the Governor General stated.

She added: “I take this opportunity to extend condolences to the families of all who perished in the airplane crash, and I assure all of my prayers as the BFM Family and the families of those who died come to grips with this sudden and tragic loss.”

Mount Tabor Church and Global United Fellowship also joined the country in mourning this tragic loss. Presiding Bishop of Global United Fellowship, Bishop Neil Ellis, said that he along with other members of the international diplomatic community and Christian believers were all touched by Dr. Munroe’s life and ministry.

“I was proud of how The Lord was using this “Bain Town Boy’ to transform and influence the political, social and governmental entities around the world,” Bishop Ellis said.

Bishop Ellis stated, “It is during these times of immense testing that the message of our faith reminds us of our call to serve, and renews our confidence that God is sovereign and controls every step of our lives. I am confident that The Lord will continue and complete the work that He allowed Dr. Munroe to begin.”

Extending condolences to the entire Bahamas Faith Ministries International family, The Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands stated that “words are inadequate to describe the shock, dismay, grief and the sense of loss felt by the entire Bahamas.”

According to the Reverend Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Diocese of The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands, Dr. Munroe was a charismatic, talented individual, intelligent, creative, a committed pastor, an author, speaker and enabler of leaders, and an astute businessman.

“Let us seek comfort in our happy memories of their lives well-lived. We must encourage and support one another at this time, as we trust God to soothe our pain and restore our joy and laughter once again. May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

Great Commission Ministries International was also among those touched by the legacy of Dr. Munroe. As stated by Bishop Walter Hanchell, “Dr. Munroe has impacted more lives globally than any other Bahamian in history and has touched persons from every segment of our society with his inspirational and motivational messages on Purpose, Leadership and the Kingdom of God”.

He added: “He was one in a million and it will be difficult for anyone to fill his shoes. His assignment is completed. He lived a fruitful and productive life to the glory of God and will be remembered in the hearts of every Bahamian and millions around the world. He was faithful to the very end and departed this earth walking in his divine purpose.”

These condolences and more are a result of the catastrophic plane crash that took place on November 9th in Grand Bahama, which claimed the lives of Dr. Munroe, his wife Ruth Ann, the plane’s pilot Stanley Thurston, co-pilot Farkhan Cooper, BFMI Senior Vice President Richard Pinder, BFMI youth pastors Lavard and Radel Parks and their son Johannan, and a foreign guest.
According to The Department of Civil Aviation, a Lear 36 Executive Jet that departed Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) with nine people on board crashed while making an approach for landing at GBIA.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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