|Life for Rev. Allen Myers was beautiful because of the love he had for God, the church and his fellow man. He remembered that God had sustained him through the years and always wanted others to try God, for he knew that God could fix whatever needed fixing.
Rev. Myers accepted the call of God, and spent over fifty years pastoring and serving his people. Moving to different locations gave him the opportunity to meet different people, building friendships for his family, but more importantly, winning souls for Christ. Being a part of the Louisiana Conference was for him a blessed delight. He got courage and strength from others. This helped him in his Christian life, and helped him as a chaplain at Huey P. Long hospital in Pineville, Louisiana. He brought laughter, inspiration and encouraging words to all he met.
The last phase of his ministry was carried out at the Silver Threads Nursing Center in Houston, Texas; where he was a resident. Each day, he reminded them of God’s goodness. The prophet Jeremiah says it best: “ It is because of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto those who wait for him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:22—26.
Rev. Myers was an example and exemplified love, hope, peace and trust to the very end.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1991, p. 246 By Mr. and Mrs. Japhus Myers|