Thursday, March 30, 2006

Nigel Lee: Gaining Christ

Ant writes that Nigel Lee has finished the race:
"Nigel Lee died in the early hours of this morning after his long battle with cancer. He is now with the Lord he loved and served so passionately. Brilliant for him, but sad for those who remain. Remember his family in your prayers. And be inspired by his example, to use all you have and are, to serve Christ, and to serve him until you too make it home."
I had the priviledge of working with Nigel on the Reading University mission in 2001. It was a really hard week of mission. Nonetheless my memory of the week is spending time hearing him faithfully preach Christ daily, even to small numbers, always with great joy. That week taught me many lessons about evangelism and about ministry for which I'm most grateful.

The last time I saw Nigel was when he spoke at Forum 2003 on 1 John as I started work on staff with UCCF. An exhilarating week in God's word. His service most impacted me though through the way he served those served in UCCF before me, those who passed the baton to us the current generation of staff, relay and students... Andy Shudall writes about Nigel Lee (and here). As does Nigel Pollock.

In the last few months both Nigel Lee and Bob Horn have been taken home, both by cancer. They led the ministry of UCCF in the 1990's for which many of us are most thankful. Now they have the greatest joy of finding that death is gain, because death is gaining Christ!

UPDATE: www.nigellee.org - Thanksgiving

Marcus Honeysett remembers Nigel Lee (Evangelicals Now)

2 comments:

  1. Hi There,

    Just wanted to let you know that I (Jon, his son) have set up a website hosting the audio and video of the thanksgiving service.

    If you are interested its at http://www.nigellee.org.

    Thanks for your kind words,

    Jon Lee

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