It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved sister in Christ, Lena Campbell.
After having been diagnosed with cancer, Lena survived a few weeks until Monday evening when she left this world for Home.
Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers go out to Karen and David and all the family.
The funeral service will take place in Mossley Methodist Church on Friday 9th September at 10:30am, followed by burial at Carnmoney Cemetery.
Ann, Karen and David would like to say thank you for all the love, support and prayers that they and the family have received throughout Lena’s illness and during this difficult time. No words can express the comfort that can be drawn from unconditional support and faith.
Through speaking to people it seems to me that the great affection they had for Lena was due to her quiet steadfast faithfulness. Along with being a founding member of our church in Mossley, over the years Lena had been a Sunday school teacher, MWI President for 15 years, led scripture classes in GB, a pastoral visitor and a prayer warrior to name just a few areas of her ministry.
Many of us who are as old as the church and in effect ‘raised’ by it, regard Lena as one of our spiritual parents who loved to have a giggle and a laugh, yet feared and loved her Saviour in the same breath.
Its easy to pick out and remember people who take centre stage and lead from the front. However Lena, through everything she endured in her life, impacted on us in her quiet way. She was a parent in the church shown through her caring gentle modeling of faith. Not only has our church family lost a dearest friend, Mossley has lost a Mother.
Lenas favourite scripture was John 14: 1-3, where Jesus comforts His disciples, I don’t doubt she would wish that you find comfort in His words also.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
My Father’s house has many rooms;
if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.