Kwaelom was a man used by the Lord. He wasn’t by any means a man that one would quickly look at and see great leadership potential. He didn’t have a strong or loud personality. He wasn’t the most respected man in Siawi. He wasn’t the best orator in Siawi by any means. In fact, his speech was slow sort of like the rest of Kwaelom. But he was and forever will be a man changed by the Gospel. If you were to ask him when he believed he would quickly spout off: “Septemba 25, 1992″. And from that day on, even with some ups and downs spiritually, the Lord used him as a wonderful witness and testimony of the power that is contained in the Gospel. For nearly 20 years everyone in the village looked to Kwaelom as a man of God. He was a good teacher of the word and a close friend. I can remember week after week during our nightly discipleship meetings seeing Kwaelom get up very slowly from the floor. I would ask him how he was and he would say his back was full of pain. He always seemed to be struggling with bouts of malaria. His body was getting older and more feeble and yet he kept on. Now he is in glory. Now he recognizes the rest we have in Christ and the wonderful joy of undefiled and sweet fellowship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God’s ways are truly glorious and wonderful! Please pray for the 3 remaining Siawi elders: Beyeme, Nokee and Mabou. Pray the Lord would continue to allow these men to function in plurality. Pray the Lord would raise up more faithful men like Kwaelom to shepherd the Siawi believers.