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Clarence Desmond Burson JONES Obituary
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Friday, 14 December 2018

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April 20, 2018
Tihei Mauri Ora, ka henga to po, ka henga te Totara, haere ki te waa o to tatau tipuna, haere ki te Atua, haere, haere,haere atu ra.
Kia ora e Des, Ko koe te rangatira, ka pouri taku ngakau. Haere ki te Ao o te Atua.
The Lord our God breathed Life into all things at the beginning of creation. Although the valley of death has cast its shadow over you, you have now moved into the world of light in Heaven. We are sad at your passing, another great Warrior has fallen, but will raise to life a new in Heaven.
Matua Des thank you for being a part of my life. You shared many stories about your days when you were involved with Baptist Maori Ministries, especially in Pukekohe. Your love for the Maori people came through with a strong conviction. l will miss picking you up for Church to go to Your other Church family, Te whanau Putahi in Oxford Terrace Hamilton. You encouraged my work with Baptist Maori Ministries in Penrose and was always interested in hearing What God was doing today among his Maori people, as you fondly called them. My wife and I will miss you Des, you'll now be enjoying your rewards in Heaven, thank you for your Warm kind and caring friendship. Much love and blessings to your Whanau at this time.
Nga mihinui, Nga Aroha ki te whanau whanui.
Love Duncan Andrews and Ngahuia Ngawhika
April 18, 2018
Mr Jones (which is what I called him) had a defining influence on my Christian faith through my childhood and early teen years. It was not so much his teaching (I was too young to receive that - although I do remember his flannel board children's talk series on Pilgrim's Progress) but because of his Christ-like pastoral heart which was evident in so many practical ways.

I also remember the way he led communion services - he spoke of the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ with such authority - although he was a gentle man - I knew his faith was rock solid. I am now much older and only met him a few times in recent decades. But the foundation of my faith, a foundation that Mr Jones contributed so much to, is still with me.

According to my memory, one of Mr Jones's favourite songs was Fill my eyes. Fill my eyes oh my God with a vision of the cross; fill my heart with love for Jesus the Nazarene; fill my mouth with thy praise, let me sing through endless days; take my will, let my life be wholly thine.

I'm sure God answered that prayer, and is still answering it now, with a yes!

The Lord bless you Mr Jones, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, I look forward to singing with you through endless days.

Stuart Irvine, Tawa.
April 18, 2018
Thoughts are with you at this time, Des was a loverly man big heart