A Faithful Servant
December 9, 2010
To: All Members of the Living Church of God
From: Council of Elders, United Church of God, an International Association
God’s word tells us, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15). It is with great sadness tempered by these words of comfort that we hear of the death of a faithful servant of God, Dibar Apartian. Our thoughts and prayers go to his widow, Shirley, and son, Dan, and his family.
Many of us worked with Dibar through the years and remember him fondly. He served the French-speaking members of the Church of God for more than fifty years. His desire to remain “on the line” in service is well known. He set a sterling example as a profitable servant in the fields of the Lord.
Three years ago Dibar visited our offices. The display of mutual warmth between him and other staff members is remembered to this day. We will miss our good friend, but look forward to the resurrection of the just when he will hear Christ’s words, “well done you good and faithful servant.”