Our thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips family as they grieve the passing of Byron L Phillips – a faithful servant of God. It was 2008 when the God spoke to Märt Vähi and his son Andrew to build a Village of Hope in New Brunswick.
He spoke three things to them: 1. they were to find two hundred acres, 2. it would be on a river and 3. they weren’t to pay more than a dollar for it. They shared their vision with Byron one day and he was proud to show them a piece of land he owned, it was two hundred acres and it had a river running through it. They walked the land together, it was a beautiful piece of property and even had a sugar bush. Byron agreed to giving it for a dollar as the LORD had already impressed upon his heart that he was to give it away. He was a man of great faith. He mentioned to Andrew one day with tears running down his face, ‘I feel so privileged that God would use my land for such a place as the Village of Hope.’ “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 1:3 ~ In Christ’s love, all the Staff & their families and the men at the Village of Hope.
Byron you’ll be greatly missed.