Tribute to a great man of God

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Generations: George – (Fred not present) – Jonathan – Noah

Today many of our family will be getting together in Latham, New York to celebrate the life of Rev. George P. Whitman, my grandfather.

As the Psalmist said best: “17 the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children; [Ps. 103:17]

I am blessed today because of the life of obedience of my Grandpa.  He was in the pastorate for over fifty years, married and faithful for over sixty years, in ministry for many more.  He is a shining example of the kind of man I desire to be for the future generations.  I want my children and grandchildren to be blessed, just as I am blessed because of him.

Grandpa, you will be greatly missed…but we know that you are with your Lord and Savior! Thank you for teaching and modeling for us His ways. As you once wrote in my Bible:

“There’s only one life, ’twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” You exemplified that to the end.

3 Generations of pastors at Jonathan Whitman Ordination Councill

Three generations of pastors at my ordination council in 2005

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