My Friend, The Sower

Dear Praying Believers,

Rachel and I would like to express our thanks to each one for your willingness to pray for our prodigals and for revival. Prayer makes a difference!

Yesterday, August 6, marked the five year anniversary of the death of a very dear friend of mine, George Whey. He lived in Gander, Newfoundland and faithfully served God’s people. George was only 58 years old and left a good wife and son, along with parents, heartbroken brothers and sisters in Christ, and many friends. He also left a legacy: the beautiful example of true godly character, servant leadership, and genuine love for people. This verse in Proverbs reminds me of George’s life, “The integrity of the upright guides them” (Prov.11:3). He was a man of integrity.

George was a businessman, but he spent his life sowing the seeds of the gospel and bringing much glory to God. At his graveside service, I read three passages of Scripture about sowing.

The first was about sowing the Word: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow” (Mark 4:3). George was a sower. He loved the gospel and he taught me to never give up on a soul. One of the things he did every summer, was pull a little gospel trailer from town to town in rural Newfoundland, and share the message of the good news about Jesus with listeners who would not normally enter a regular gospel service. There were plenty of obstacles but he never let that deter him. I look back thankfully to those days when we worked together on various outreach trips.

My second text was on the words of Jesus,

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls in