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Memorial Tribute to Paul Beduerftig
Our dear friend has "Crossed over to Heaven". We celebrate his life while grieving with his dear wife Joanne, friends and the churches he served in America and Europe. Paul's life was well lived serving the Lord. He had a passion for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, witnessing and teaching. He had a shepherds heart for helping people. His legacy will continue to live through those blessed by his life and ministry. He will be

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Posted by: Ray and Helen Reynolds - Friend   Nov 28, 2012

I was shocked and sadden to hear of Paul's sudden death. My prayers are with you. I remember with fond memories of how Paul encouraged me and for the wonderful mi is try time together.
Love and prayers Jim & Kathy grant

Posted by: ,Jim Grant - Alton, IL - Friend   Nov 28, 2012

Jo Ann,

We were certainly shocked to hear that Paul has gone on to be with the Lord. It seems strange that the thing we long for the most leaves such a gaping hole for those that have to remain for a while. It seems like only yesterday that we were running around the UA campus preparing for life and wondering what it would bring. Little did we realize the grandness of the Plan or the paths that our lives would

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Posted by: Don & Margaret Reid - Thompsons Station, TN - Friend   Nov 28, 2012

We could fill a book with our memories of Paul. From the day we arrived in Belgium 19 years ago to today, Paul has been our Pastor and friend.

Paul has invested so much into our lives and always encouraged us to do two things, "Faith God" and "Just tell them about Jesus."

Our kids will always know him as Uncle Paul.

We will never forget all the time we spent together, all our discussions, and all the prayers.

This is not goodbye, this is not the end. We will be together again!

Posted by: Peter, Angie, AJ, and Isabella Frost - Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea - Brother and Sister in Christ   Nov 27, 2012

Paul and JoAnn have always been great neighbors. After April 27, 2011, they came over to share several meals with us, most notably the one where we ate our wedding cake top since the freezer was melting. It was good company and a good meal.

I'd never have guessed when I came over to exchange books with JoAnn two weeks ago that it would be the last time to see Paul.

Safe travels, Paul, and a welcome home at the

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Posted by: Carla Holder - Harvest, AL - neighbor   Nov 27, 2012

The Brannons send there love to you Joanne. You know we loved Pastor Paul very much. I was sadden when I heard the news but, then I thought of Pastor Paul being in the presence of our Lord and my heart calmed. I know how much you loved him and God will help you thru this tough time. We will never forget our family from IBC / Belgium.
Thank you for helping Pastor Paul lead this family of years past.

Posted by: Ron and Isabelle Brannon and girls - Valdosta, GA - Friend   Nov 27, 2012

Twenty 20 years ago, God lead me to IBC Jurbise and because of His love in Pastor Paul and the IBC family I felt welcomed and at home. I thank God for that day and each day that I have known you, JoAnn and Pastor Paul.

JoAnn may you find comfort in lasting memories and may God's Peace explode in your heart. I love you. Linda

Posted by: Linda Suggs - Rex, GA - Friend and daughter in Christ   Nov 27, 2012

Jo Ann,

Our first meeting was in our home before we went to serve as pastor at IBC Jurbise, Belguim. Thanks for your support, prayers and freindship over the years. May God's present be forever sustaining to you. God bless, you are in our prayers. Ralph and Betty Warren

Posted by: Ralph & Betty Warren - Walterboro, SC - Friend and fellow pastor   Nov 27, 2012

JoAnn, we were saddened to hear that Pastor Paul had gone on to be with The Lord. We also rejoice knowing the promise we have in Christ Jesus. We are praying for your peace in Him.

Posted by: Michelle and Jeff Muehleisen - Las Vegas, NV, NV   Nov 27, 2012

Pastor Paul was truly a spiritual father to me, who showed me Jesus and taught me to love and trust Him. I will be forever grateful to the Lord for our beloved Pastor, who was a faithful servant of the Lord and a fisherman of men.

Praise our Lord and King Jesus for a life well spent before Him!

2 Timothy 4:7-8

Posted by: Sue and Steve Mixsell - San Jose, CA   Nov 27, 2012