We were no longer there when he came on board, but we did get to meet him, and hear him occasionally, but he loved that church and those people that are so important to us, and he made a difference in that community. He died last night after a struggle with the H1N1 'swine flu".
My dear friend, and also former Mountain View staff/attendee posted this on her face book:
"I try really hard not to bash my faith over the tops of people's heads. I want to love people the way my Savior loved them. But today I'm begging you--whether you go to church or don't, whether you believe in God or don't, whether you're Catholic or Mormon or Buddhist or Agnostic or an Evangelic Christian--please listen to this. Please. It was Pastor Charlie's last sermon. I had the privilege of being there to hear it. WE ALL DIE and you can't hide from that. DEATH WILL CATCH YOU. If I mean anything to you, anything at all, please listen to this. http://www.mvccramona.org/sermons/?sermon_id=297 (Click on Eternity)"
I urge you to click and listen.
Death finds everyone.
It's just the way it is.
*Not her real name