We received this message from Eidi Cruz. We are all saddened to learn of the passing of this great Christian leader who was a close friend of the Cruz family

Dear Friends,

We hope this e-mail finds you well.

We are very sad to let you know that Uncle John Stott died this afternoon. We know that he is with the Lord and rejoice in this. We will, however, miss him hugely.

Matthew and I arrived at Uncle John’s home at the College of St. Barnabas in Kent around lunch time, after Matthew received a call from Frances Whitehead this morning about Uncle John’s condition rapidly deteriorating. Along with Frances, and members of his family and friends, we sat next to his bed, reading from the Psalms and 2 Timothy and listening to Handel’s Messiah. A little later Uncle John died peacefully around 3:15pm.

We are grateful for Uncle John’s amazing life and witness, for the opportunity that God gave us to know him and spend time with him, for his love, his wisdom and example. We are grateful for the many ways in which God used Uncle John to bless so many people around the world, including our families and the people at ArmonĂ­a.

Please pray for Frances, as well as for his family members and friends at this time.

With love,

Eidi Cruz