It was with great sadness that I heard that my dear friend Mollie “Northern” Pearman had died while visiting her family in Australia. Mollie was a pillar of Holy Rood church and a wonderful supporter of Mustard Seed Songs. She came to every concert and production – was first to buy our CDs and DVDs and would always post lovely comments on social media as to how much she enjoyed what we were doing.
Her funeral was held in Australia but there was a memorial service for her at Holy Rood church. The Curate, Colin Prestidge summed up Mollie very well when he prayed:
We thank You gracious Father for Mollie’s colourful and vibrant personality which brought much joy to those around her, for her warm friendship and care of others and for her clear thinking and straight talking approach which enabled her to “win through” and “get the job done” even when times were difficult and life was challenging. We thank you dear Lord for Mollie’s strong faith, her unwavering commitment to You for all that she contributed to the Friday morning Bible study group and for her servant heart and selfless love, which always put others before herself.
The featured video of “You raise me up” was played at Mollie’s memorial service. It was one of her favourite songs and I feel it is particularly appropriate as Mollie did indeed “raise up” all those that she met.
All at Mustard Seeds send our deepest sympathy to Mollie’s family – we will all miss her very much indeed.
Quote of the week:
Nothing is more embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said could not be done
Sam Ewing in The Word for Today