Granddaughter of John Morris Hunt
[Jayne spoke from the following outline]
MEMORIES OF GRANDAD -
JOHN MORRIS HUNT
AS REMEMBERED & SPOKEN BY HIS GRANDAUGHTER JANE ANN DENHAM nee CARTER DURING HIS FUNERAL
Some things I loved and remembered of Grandad:-
photography (he helped me)
a love and appreciation of music. Opera house
great wisdom - a thinker
loved having his hair combed
money - if I'd listened I'd be rich
talking about his history for my school project
loved and was very proud of his family
looking after Gran - in sickness and in health
they are up there together
GRANDAD - a man of God….wisdom….integrity…honour…loyalty
I was praying what to say -
Grandad knew God and God knew Grandad
What did God want me to say?
“The power of God through one man's life”
We will never know in this life the full rippled effect of his decision to dedicate his life to following Jesus. He knew the word of God and followed its awesome principles from a young age. He knew how to pray and have faith and trust in God right till the end.
Through his and Gran's decision to do this throughout their life time I can stand here today and let you know that lives have been changed for good through them and will continue for generations.
Knowing this powerful God that Grandad and Gran taught their children and then their grandchildren keeps me fired.
It's a responsibility
I tell kids all the time to wake up. There is an answer.
You can change your future.
You have a choice.
Peoples lives have been touched through Gran and Grandad's children and then his grandchildren because of their ministry in church, in schools, with friends and work friends, World Vision children, music and I can keep going on.
I believe we are all given a God-given race to run. "Life!"
We are given a lane that only we can run.
Grandad ran in his lane and ran the race very well.
Last Monday like the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games he ran into the stadium in Heaven. Gran and everyone were cheering.
God said “Well done, good and faithful servant”.
Now the baton is handed to us.
Grandad, may I always remember the things you taught and shared with me and now run harder and faster like you would want me to, to make you proud of me as I run in my lane of life for your family and the family of God.
I know Grandad's prayer for you all here today would be that you choose to run in the lane that takes you to heaven's stadium too.