A conversation from Monday, May 8:
“Peter, are you ready to see God face to face?”
“Are you ready to meet Jesus?”
Peter Irenaeus Nelson was unafraid to the end, which came at 6:15pm on Tuesday, May 9. He died in the confidence that he would enter the presence of God, where there is fullness of joy. We are grieving, but comforted in the knowledge that he is with our Lord Jesus.
A memorial service will be held for Peter at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Gateway Community Church, 353 E. Donna Dr, Merced, CA 95340. For those unable to attend, a recording of the service will be available online shortly afterwards. As a pastor I preach, but Peter’s life itself was a better sermon that I could ever give, a testimony to the power of the gospel to disarm death itself. Join us in sharing Peter’s story, grieving his tragic loss, trusting in the great love of God, and celebrating the resurrection.
As we are expecting a large number of people at the service, there will not be a time for public sharing. We would like to hear your memories and stories about Peter though, and especially what you might have learned from him (I learned a lot from him). Anything that you would share publicly at a service you can share in the comments here for all to read.
If you are thinking of giving flowers or a gift, Peter would have liked you to give to children with needs in other parts of the world. Peter often prayed for children without access to medical care like he had. Consider giving through Partners International or Unicef.