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Father of Asia-Pacific Regional Director Passes Away

Asia-Pacific Region:  Mr. Leslie Theodore Louw, father of Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Dr. Mark Louw, passed away at 5:45 AM local time on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Mark posted the following statement via social media yesterday:


This morning, at 0545 am South African time, my father passed from this life to his eternal reward. I thank God for giving me a loving and supportive father who saw the potential in each of his children and who went out of his way to ensure that we had opportunity to succeed.

His faithful example of a devoted follower of Jesus will forever be with me and has been formative in who I am. Thank you God for blessing and enriching my life with a man who loved as you love and who gave sacrificially of himself as you gave.

“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15: 54-57.

My heart is at peace!


Prayer is requested for Mark’s mother, Mrs. Bertha Johanna Louw, and for Mark, Linda and the extended family during this time of grieving.  More information will be forthcoming.


3 thoughts on “Father of Asia-Pacific Regional Director Passes Away”

  1. Dear Dr. Louw, I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father. What a beautiful tribute to him you have written. He looks like a kind man. I can imagine how much he is, and will be missed. I will share this with my husband, Jorge, so he can pray for you, too.
    Dear Lord God, please be a very present Comfort to Mrs. Bertha Johanna Louw, Mark and Linda Louw, and to all of Mr. Leslie Louw’s family and friends who mourn his loss. Please help his wife and family cope with the changes this loss involves. Please give them wisdom in balancing family and other responsibilities during this difficult time, bless them and provide everything they need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

    1. Dear Mary Kay and Jorge,

      Your kind words are indeed encouraging. Thank you for including Dr. Louw and his family in your prayers.

      Blessings,
      Laurice

  2. Dearest Mark,

    We are saddened by your news of the passing of father. He was a lovely and caring man. We were fortunate to have met him and your mother when we all lived in Gridley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this season of your life.

    Much love,
    Michael and Julaine

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