Thursday, September 2, 2010

Farewell, Bro. Joe

Brother Jose "Joe" Garcia, former president of Courage Philippines and founder of Ichthus Community passed away yesterday, August 31, 2010, at around 7:15 p.m. after eight months of battling stage IV lung cancer with metastases to the bones. His remains will be brought to his hometown Malabon and transferred to Baclaran and UST Chapel for viewing of community friends, students, and colleagues. He will be cremated on September 7.

Bro. Joe's unique calling to the SSA ministry led him to proclaim the truth about homosexuality to the secular world at large and offered hope to people struggling with SSA that change is possible. He is a loss to our cause. I enjoin you to offer prayers for the eternal repose of his soul. Bro. Joe Garcia was my first mentor in this healing journey.

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in your peace. Amen."

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