We say goodbye to the founder and a long time friend of Emmanuel International.
In September 1975, George Middleton and his wife Dorothea founded Emmanuel International which is now present all around the world. George's passion of changing lives will not be forgotten. Thank you, George.
From George Middleton's son Mel Middleton, "Early this morning [Sunday July 7] my Dad, known by many around the world as Mr. George, took his last trip. One of his favorite songs went: "One glad morning when this earth is over, I'll fly away! To that land on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away". And that is exactly what he did. He has joined the throngs of those who have gone before, something he spoke about often, where there is no more pain, no more sorrow, no more tears. He is in the presence of the saints and angels in Heaven with our Lord and Savior who he loved and served! While those of us who remain will grieve and miss him, we can still rejoice knowing that he has crossed that river, where there is peace forevermore!"
Richard McGowan Executive Director of Emmanuel international Canada says,
“George was a great friend and someone I looked up to. I am so grateful for the time I spent with him as he was such an inspiration to me. I am currently visiting Malawi in Africa, one of the many countries he impacted. He will be greatly missed.”
On behalf of the EIC staff, we wish the family and friends our deepest condolences.