Sent by:Dr. Carl Roleson (email@example.com)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 11:50am
You were a very kind and caring man.
Sent by:Cherlyn Varnes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 1:40pm
We met Reverend Neal when we lived in Iowa. He was a great man and loved to joke around. I bet he's doing it in Heaven right now! I wish we could be there with everyone during this time. We love ya'll!
Sent by:Virgil Bunjer (email@example.com)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 6:35pm
I met George when I came to the Omaha Bible Institute in 1950 and recognized him to be a man committed to serving the Lord, which he did faithifully through the years. Our paths never crossed again during that time. We went to Germany as missionaries. His path on earth has now ended. Now I look forward to his testimony when I get a chance to visit with him in the presence of our Savior.
Sent by:Robert and Lena (Bybee) Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 4:52pm
We were students with him at OBI. We spent most of our lives as missionaries in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador so had no contact with George after OBI days.
There is Joy in Following Jesus - all the way!
God bless you all.
Bob and Lena Meyer
Sent by:Ralph and Eleanor Draper (email@example.com)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 4:55pm
We remember so well those days in O.B.I so many years ago. And now so many have gone Home to Heaven. Know George loved the Lord and so good knowing right now he is with the Savior he served so many years.
Our love and prayers are with you Marge and family.
Ralph and Eleanor (Hyndman) Draper
Sent by:Marilyn Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 5:57pm
Marjorie and family:
Please accept my sympathy to you and your family in the passing of George. He will be missed for his service to the community.
I have lost track of your brothers, but do remember all the fun we had at the family farm when we were much younger.
I will let Chuck know.
Sent by:Dean & Mary Lou Parker (email@example.com)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 7:01pm
Dean and I attended Calvary Baptist Church in Osceola for several years and were blessed by Pastor Neal's ministry and the special classes he taught. He was a kind and gentle man who loved the Lord and loved people. It was an honor to know him and look forward to seeing him along with others that we know that have come to know the Lord as their Savior. I'm sure my father in law, Ward Parker, is having a wonderful visit with an old friend once again.
Sent by:Mel and Amy Hoyt (Amy.Hoyt@healthalliance.org)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 8:28pm
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Thankfully he is free of the disease now and all that goes with it. To be in the presence of the father is his reward for a live well lived!
We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers,
Mel and Amy Hoyt and family
Sent by:Earl Brubaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 10:35pm
May God be your comfort through your loss. I enjoyed serving with George some years back on the IfCA National Executive Committee
Sent by:Bill & Donna Swanger (email@example.com)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 10:53pm
Prayers and tho'ts are with you..God bless you
Sent by:Ira and Eleanor Ransom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 11:12pm
We trust that you will all experience the special comfort and grace which God can give.
We will be remembering you and praying for you.
Sent by:Marvin Wood (email@example.com)
On: January 13th, 2009 at 11:41pm
My earliest memories are of Pastor George teaching from the book of Isaiah in the Old Calvary Baptist Church bldg. This was before I was able to fully comprehend what was being taught. I am thankful for his faithfulness to the Truth and your family's minitry to our family. May God's grace comfort and strengthen you.
Sent by:Darrel & Doris Fritts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 12:04am
I am sorry for the loss you all now experience, but as you said, what a glorious homecoming for a faithful servant. I'm sure he is enjoying his new, perfected body & mind, & is being being reunited with many he served & served with while on earth. I'm sure Clyde met him at the gate! I pray for your comfort in the immediate future & the weeks to come. Your in our prayers. God bless & comfort you. Darrel & Doris Fritts
Sent by:Steve DeFord (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 12:36am
Our sympathy and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort at this very difficult time. I Just returned from funural services for Brother Joe Charles. I believe he may have been known to you. He was a long time teacher at Frontier, and more recently Cornerstone Bible Institute.
Sent by:Jim and Kathy Cornel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 1:47am
So grateful to have known George and his family, we will continue to be praying for the family.
Sent by:Bob Schneider (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 5:58am
Dear Friends, let me introduce myself, I was in the accident with Debbie and Jay back in 81, that's when I met Pastor Neal. I met him again back in the late 90's out at Frontier. I always enjoyed talking with him, he seemed like such a gentle man of God. I look forward to seeing him again, but then it will be in a powerful, glorious body. I'm sorry for the sorrow that this brings to you all. How wonderful it will be when death finally dies.
By God's grace alone,
Bob Schneider - Puerto Rico
Sent by:Pastor Rick Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 7:16am
May our Lord give you His great comfort in this time of loss. How thankful the rest of us are for others who stand firm in the cause of Christ and then precede us into God's reward.
Rick Smith, fellow IFCA pastor
Sent by:John & Nora Romanosky (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 8:29am
We will miss our friend and pastor from LaGrange. Now he can experience the glory of heaven rather than preach about it. May the Spirit comfort Marjory and the family.
Sent by:Grace & Wendell Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 9:28am
What a homecoming George has had with seeing our Lord and all those who have gone before. We always think my dad is saying, "Well look who we have here!" Nevertheless, you who are left behind have much loss and we pray the Lord's comfort will be strong on your behalf. We are so sorry we didn't get out to see you the day and a half we were there for New Years. With much love and prayer we will be remembering you.
Sent by:Rich Toliver (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 10:30am
Dear Margie, Joyce and family,
I just want you to know that I have appreciated George and his testimony these many years. He has served faithfully as the "patriarch" of the Iowa Regional for a long time. I will miss our fellowship together each year at the IFCA Convention.
We will be praying for you all in these days of your loss and the heaven's gain.
In Christ's love
Sent by:Rev & Mrs William Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 11:23am
May the Lord bless you at this home going of Brother George/ We served in Oskaloosa 1975-77 and was privileged to have fellowship with you folks several times at the IFCA meetings
"May the Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you and give you peace" Num 6:24-26
Sent by:Paul Wulff (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 11:55am
It seems like I have known you all of my life! Though we have been apart for many years and have not had the opportunity to fellowship as we once did, I still reflect on those days. I am looking forward to reinstituting those days around the Throne! Maranatha! We are praying for you Marge and all your chidlren and extended family!
Sent by:Douglas & Miriam langmade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 11:59am
Marjory and family, we wish to extend our heart felt sympathy at the loss of your loved one. Know you rejoice in the fact that George no longer suffers but rahter is with our wonderful Lord.
"...absent from the body, and to be present
with the Lord." II Cor. 5:8
Love, Doug & Miriam
Sent by:Clyde & Frances Brogan (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 12:08pm
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint (Psalm 116:15).
May God's comforting presence be your full portion.
Clyde & Fran Brogan
Sent by:Janet (Mills) Vink (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 5:41pm
There are so many memories of my time at Calvary Baptist Church and with the Neal family, it is hard to choose one. This is the church that I came to know Christ as my Saviour, so Pastor Neal was my first pastor. I have grown so much as a Christian since then, but am very thankful for the early teachings of Pastor Neal and Marjorie. May you find peace and comfort in the arms of our Saviour. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.... The Mark Vink Family
Sent by:Steve and Karen Christensen (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 7:26pm
As Steve is recovering from hernia surgery and cataract surgery we will not be able to come back to Iowa. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the future. We send our love.
Sent by:Dawn Stearns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 9:12pm
I am so very sorry to hear about George. I know he wasn't well and is now healed and free of all pain. I am grateful for the time I was able to spend getting to know him while working together at Farm and Home. I loved his stories, his sense of humor, his calm, and the way he cared about all of us. I now live in Tennessee and will be unable to attend to funeral to honor his memory. Please know I am there in spirit. May God grant you the peace and comfort you seek.
Sent by:Paul and Garnett Wright (email@example.com)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 10:50pm
Pastor Neal married us, over 34 years ago, in the old Clavary Baptist Church in Osceola Iowa. We served together in a deaf ministry for about 12 years at the Calvary Baptist church. We appreciate the time spent there at the church and the ministry and friendship of the Neal family. We will miss your father and our pastor, and are so thankful that he is at rest with his heavenly Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sent by:Louise Mills Vink (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 14th, 2009 at 11:53pm
Precious Memories that is what I have been thinking the last few weeks of Calvary Baptist, Rev. Neal,Marjorie and family. May our Heavenly Father guide you all through the days ahead and may you all know those special Precious Memories of your Loved One
Sent by:Pastor Jared McAfee (email@example.com)
On: January 15th, 2009 at 9:15am
Please know you are in out thoughts and prayers. George was a faithful servant to the Savior and will be missed. May God hold you in His loving arms during this time.
Sent by:Curt & Marilyn Solum (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 15th, 2009 at 1:07pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Once my (Marilyn's) Mom introduced me to a friend whose husband had just died. Mom said "She just lost her husband" to which her friend replied "No, no! I didn't lose him. I know exactly where he is and I'll be seeing him soon." Thought that was such a great response! Hope that reality is of great comfort to you right now!
Sent by:Rev. James S Braden (email@example.com)
On: January 15th, 2009 at 2:37pm
Please know that we are praying for the Neal family and our congregation rejoices that Pastor and Mrs. Neal had such a positive impact when he was the pastor here in Columbus Junction. We grieve with you for your loss, but rejoice that our dear Brother is with the Savior. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints (Psalm 116:15).
Sent by:David and Wanda Reu (WandaReu@gmail.com)
On: January 15th, 2009 at 2:53pm
Mrs. George Meal and Family,
Mrs. Neal, I had the privilege of meeting you and your husband at Bethel Bible Church for one of the regional meetings of the I.F.C.A. Pastor Clegguart had let us know of Pastor Neal's illness and asked us to pray for him.
I was saddened for you and the family when I heard he went home to be with the Lord, but so thrilled for him.
May the Lord grant you His sweet peace.
With thoughts and continued prayers,
Dave and Wanda Reu
Bethel Bible Church
Sent by:Sue Smith Gaumer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 15th, 2009 at 5:46pm
Kathy and family,
Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your father. His testimony is clear in all of the messages that are posted here ~ what a servant!!
Sent by:Ted and Debra Welch (email@example.com)
On: January 16th, 2009 at 2:24am
We not only enjoyed working with brother George but we enjoyed his sense of humor too. Good to know his pain is over and he is enjoying heaven.
Sent by:C David Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 16th, 2009 at 9:49am
How precious you have been to all of our family over the years. I remember especially the early years of ministry when I was just a boy. As I am sitting here now I can still hear Bro. Neal's voice as he prayed, preached, laughed, and fellowshipped with us. I know that the Lord has blessed...and will continue to do so.... his ministry and his faithfulness. Our sympathy and rejoicing with you as you celebrate his promotion into Glory to meet his Savior and Lord. Our prayers are with you.
Sent by:Mark Ogan (email@example.com)
On: January 20th, 2009 at 12:51pm
Marj and family, our hearts go out to you in your loss and celebrate with you George's going home reunion. George was always a Godly example and witness in his everyday life. He and Marj were "walking" witnesses for so many years in Osceola! God bless you and the wonderful legacy George left you and the world.
Sent by:MCApodaca (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On: January 25th, 2009 at 6:48am
A gentle man, with a warm heart filled with goodness and laughter. Always he made me smile with his wit. The last time I saw him was at Clarke County Hospital when my Father suffered a stroke and died. He was so kind and gave me much encouragement at that time. Rev. Neal was the kind of man one expects to live forever... I have no doubt he will live forever in the hearts of the many whom he touched throughout his life.