Dear RVS Community,
It is with much sadness I inform you of the passing away of our dear Kaumatua Bill O’Brien on Monday night. He had been ill, but none of us expected this outcome.
Bill was a godly man, influential here at RVS and we will miss him dearly. Our prayers go to the family, particularly Huia, Bill’s late wife. He is now with his Heavenly Father having finished the race well and I thank the Lord for the legacy Bill has left here.
Based on Psalms 4: 14, 16 and Psalms 33: 8,12
He an ate mata o te Ariki
Ki nga kaimahi I te kono I te he
Ma wehe atu I te kino mahia te pai
Rapua tea ta noho whaia hoki
Kia wehe te whenua katoa kit e Atua
Kia ohooho nga tangata katoa o te ao
Ki ai ia ka hari te iwi no ratou nei Atua
Te iwi kua hiriwhiria e ia hei tonga tipu
Psalm 91:14-16 New International Version (NIV)
14 “Because he[a] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”Psalm 33: 8,12 New International Version (NIV)
8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.