Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chuck Colson has gone home

Another old guard has passed on.  Got an email this morning from Colson's email list ... May God raise up more people to carry on his example of passion ans service

Honor the life and legacy of Chuck Colson (1931-2012)

Dear Friends,
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Chuck Colson — our friend, founder, and brother in Christ — passed away this [morning, afternoon, evening]. Though we mourn the loss of a great leader, we rejoice knowing God has welcomed his humble and faithful servant home. When Chuck Colson left prison, he promised to remember the men who remained behind bars. “I will never forget you guys!” he told them.
And for 36 years, Chuck faithfully kept that promise. In 1976, he founded Prison Fellowship, a ministry dedicated to living out Jesus’ command to remember the incarcerated and share the transformational love of Jesus Christ with them and their families.

“I could never, ever have left prison and accomplished what has been accomplished but for God doing it through me,” Chuck once said.

Chuck also spoke directly into our culture through BreakPoint Radio, a program he started in 1991 and has been the voice of nearly every day for the past twenty plus years. His vision to lead the culture into a Christian Worldview led to the Centurions Program in 2004 and the founding of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview in 2010.

Please continue to pray for the entire Colson family. While we all deeply feel this loss, we take heart knowing God has welcomed Chuck into paradise with a “well done, good and faithful servant!”

Jim Liske
Chief Executive Officer

1 comment:

  1. i am reading his book "the body" that i bought at the local salvation army just a few weeks ago