A.S. LUCACIU : ” OUR FRIEND IGRISAN IS ASLEEP „
Rev. C.R. Igrisan, organizer of the First Romanian Baptist Church in America, the church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the first president of The Romanian Baptist Association in America, is asleep. After 76 years of a fruitful life, useful for the nation and for the Kingdom of God, a life full of good acts, he is asleep with the Lord. Therefore, we say like St. John: „We’ll be happy, from now to eternity the people who have died with God. Yes, Joy in the Holy Spirit and they will be rested after their labors, because their actions will come after them.“ (Apos. 16:13).
The Rev. C.R. Igrisan was born on March 23, 1872 in the village of Pecica, Jud. Arad, Romania. He went to Heaven, he was asleep with the Lord Sunday evening, January 11, 1968 at 9:30 p.m. He was married to his wife, Floarea, in 1895 and they were happy together for 37 years, until 1932, when God called her. During these happy years. God blessed then: with a nice family: 6 sons and 3 daughters. All are alive except Florita, the youngest daughter who went to heaven when she was 18 years old.
In 1898 (50 years ago) our brother Igrisan, was happy to learn of the Baptist Church in his native village, where he heard the word of God preached. He believed the Lord’s word and shortly because of his faith in Jesus Christ, he was baptized. At the same time of his conversion he heard the calling of God: „Who will go for us? We need somebody to send there.“ And he answered: „I can go, send me.“ And after that he began to say to anybody, with a great pleasure, how many things God did for him, and how much God loved him.>>>>>>
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