Dear Colleagues ,
Please note: the Service of Witness to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and Thanksgiving for the Life of Rev. Dr. Kossi Ayedze at The Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster, New Jersey has been rescheduled for September 20, 2014.
Dr. Ayedze received his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary in Church History in 1998. He then returned to his home in Togo, Africa where he served as the Director of College Protestant educating boys and girls equipping them to make a difference in God’s world. His strong work as an educator and teacher was affirmed by the Presbyterian Church in Togo as he then served in the capacity as Head of the Presbyterian Seminary in Togo. A year and a half ago, Kossi was diagnosed with non-Hodkins lymphoma. The Lamington Presbyterian Church gives thanks to President M. Craig Barnes who (upon hearing of Kossi’s diagnosis) responded immediately with critical resources making possible life-sustaining treatment in a hospital in nearby Ghana. (The hospitals in Togo do not have the current technology able to enhance life.) Kossi responded well to the treatments. So well, in fact, that in March Kossi was elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Togo. Tragically, soon thereafter, he succumbed to a simple infection. We are less with Kossi’s death. However, his witness and ministry strengthens our resolve to work for justice and to share the Good News. Kossi inspired us to imagine a world where basic education is available to all. Please help us remember our colleague by attending worship and by sending letters of condolence to his wife Sylvie and the children (email@example.com). We will remember Kossi’s laugh. We will remember Kossi’s keen mind. We will give thanks for Princeton Theological Seminary for connecting leaders from all over the world connecting us to Christ.
Gifts of gratitude may be sent to:
LPC-Togo Offering (In support of the Ayedze Family)
355 Lamington Road
Bedminster, NJ. 07921
Grace and Peace,
We are deeply saddened to report the death of our friend and colleague Rev. Dr. Kossi Ayedze.