On behalf of our Executive Board, it is with sadness that we inform you sister Hettie, Pastor Noël Coetzee’s wife, has passed away Thursday evening after suffering from Alzheimers disease for a few years.
Past Noël Coetzee is a senior Pastor as well as a respected Honorary Member of this Organization. He and sister Hettie has served the Lord for many years in Turffontein, one of the poorest communities of Johannesburg. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday 1st May 2013 at 10:00 from the City Bible Church in York street, Kensington.
Our prayers go out to Pastor Noël and his family in this tragic time. May she rest in peace at the feet of her Master.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1Th 4:13-18 (KJV)