Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Grandpa's Amazing Story

In case you've been wondering where I've been...my grandfather passed away on Saturday, peacefully in his sleep. He was 96 years old. He was a WW2 veteran and one of the very last Bataan Death March survivors. Though he was Filipino, he served in the US Army, but somehow was never recognized for his service during the war. Perhaps this little tribute would bring to light his amazing story, which is definitely worth telling.

Below is his short autobiography, written many years ago. He had a sharp mind till the end. He was the one who introduced me to the Bible. He was always curious about spirituality and I remember him taking us from one church to another. He finally found his "home church" in a small church plant where I attended Sunday School for the first time. I will forever be thankful to him for not accepting the religion of the masses, but looked for the truth on his own. I'm glad he found it in the Bible, which has changed so many lives in our family. 


Please read the full story on my Taste and See the Lord's Goodness blog.
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12 comments:

  1. sorry for your loss.
    Very touching, thank you for sharing.
    Sandra

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  2. Loving grandfathers are one of God's blessings as is His promise of our reunion in Heaven with them.

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  3. What a sweet story Nina, and what comfort to you that he is with our Lord now. My sympathy to you and yours. Hugs.

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  4. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandfather, Nina.

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  5. So sorry for your loss...we will keep him and your family in our prayers.

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  6. Even though he lived a long life and went peacefully to meet his maker I know his presence will be missed by all who loved him!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! Sending hugs!! Thanks also for his story that is so interesting!! Your children and there children will be glad to have this for years to come!!

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  7. Nina, I am so sorry for your loss. Your post about his life story is a wonderful tribute for someone that I am sure you are very proud of.

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  8. My prayers for you and your family. Thanks for sharing a beautiful life story of your lolo.

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  9. So sorry for your loss, Nina. Your grandfather was an amazing man!

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  10. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man!

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  11. Sorry for your loss, may God be with you and your family at this difficult time. Your Grandfather was an amazing man and a true patriot. I honor his service to our country. I thank the Lord for brave men such as these!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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