It all happens so fast. One moment your loved one is here, and one moment later “ they're not. That phone call that changes your life. Sunday, October 1, my sister Shelia Sims got the phone call that her husband Larry Sims had died. This news has shocked and devastated the Sims family. Daughter Angelia Sims McDonald and Anthony Sims.
The news was that Larry, a pastor, was preparing for church and when he didn't show up for service, some of the men went to make sure what was wrong. He was found unresponsive.
Here is a clip from his Facebook.
God has afforded me the opportunity to experience and survive Cancer twice, 2 Heart-attacks, Open Heart surgery with a double by-pass and an Aortic Valve replacement, 2 Hernia surgeries, Gall Bladder surgery, 7 Brain Concussions (they say that's why I act like I do), 9 Car Accidents (4 of which were totaled out) and a Plane Crash, so HE could Wonderfully and Miraculously preserve and prepare me for "Such a Time as This". God is my Friend and Church is my life and I thoroughly enjoy what I do.
Larry has been in Vancouver for over 29 years where he has pastored Maranatha Ministries. Larry had a history of mentoring young men as they started in the ministry. Gave generously in support of missionaries both Foreign & Home missions. For two years Larry & Shelia evangelized Home Missions Churches to bless them and to relieve them of the cost of a revival.
Presently his family are all in the states and because of all the expenses which will follow, they are overwhelmed. Flights to Canada for family, funeral services in Canada and then travel for a memorial service in Pensacola are in the planning stages.
Please continue to keep the Sims & McDonald family in your prayers
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