Here are emailed notes about the death of Simeon Sarmiento who was a worker on the staff of John Mastin for the 2x2 cult in Philippines.
Account of the last days of our dear departed and faithful servant of God - Simeon Sarmiento
18 October 2017
Just now things are in progress for having Simeon brought 'home' to his nephew, Rene and wife Marlene's home right next door here to the bach. There really is nothing more that they can do for him at the hospital. All 'aids' were removed on Monday...with the exception of I.V. and oxygen. On Monday we thought a couple of times we were watching him breathe his last. But he has rallied just enough to respond slightly and at unexpected times. Just opening of his eyes...movement of his hands...rarely a word or two...not always understandable. At least, here at home it is so much easier to stand by him and watch over him. Also easier for friends to visit him. On Monday it was hard for me, personally, to watch him struggle for every breath. Things are a bit more stable now. Of course kidneys are shutting down...toxins building up in his blood...bacterial infection...not eating or drinking. Not easy to get across to some of the doctors that he wants to just go and we want to let him go as easily as possible.
Excerpt from John’s e-mail, October 19, 2017.
20 October 2017
Today plans will need to be made for the venue for the funeral and the timing. All the staff will come together for that and it will take just a few days for the ones from the south to book passage on the ship and come up. We expect a large number of friends and others for the service. Last week at the hospital questions were asked by others as to who was being visited...there was such a steady flow of those coming and going. It would be impossible for them to grasp that this was a simple lowly homeless preacher from an almost unknown group who gave his life sharing the gospel with others. Not once pushing for or glorying in numbers...but rather rejoicing over doors and hearts opened by the Spirit...and lives transformed by the only ONE who can give eternal life.
Please feel free to share with anyone who would like to know. The way "His" are feeling this all around the world touches us deeply.
As I write the staff from the south is getting ready for the ship to dock so they can disembark. They will be taken by the funeral home and then come out here to the Cavite grounds. Simeon's service will be tomorrow (26th) at noon. Wonderful that all the staff can be here to share in that. The order of the service will be:
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|