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From: "Darryl Allwright \(Yahoo\)" <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Wesleyan Minister Obituaries No 21 J. Jackson WEST(1867-1901)
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 02:59:24 -0700 (PDT)


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Obituary of Rev. J. Jackson WEST
 
J.Jackson WEST who was born at Effingham, Surrey, in the year 1867. He was converted to God in early youth, and at once began to take part in the Sunday School, Cottage Services and Prayer Meetings. The call to the ministry came to him very clearly, and in preparation for the work of his life he placed himself under the Rev. Allen REES at Wesley's Chapel, London, where he received instruction, and was actively employed in the Mission work for two years. He came to South Africa as a candidate for the ministry of our Church in 1894, and was accepted as a probationer at the Conference of 1895. Mr. WEST laboured in the circuits of Barkly East and Parijs with great acceptance. Owing to the War he was unable to take up his appointment at Lindley, but as a supply in other Circuits he rendred good service. He was most dilligent and earnest in caring for the scattered members of his flock, both English and Native. He was beloved by his people, and especially by
the children, with whom he was very popular. The young men looked upon him as a friend to whom they could always appeal for sympathy and help. He was loving and lovable as a man; open and loyal as a colleque:; earnest and devoted as a pastor, who was especially helpful in the rooms of the sick and the dying. The end of his life came with strange suddenness. Whilst attending the Synod at Kimberley he was laid low with fever, and only after one week's illness he passed away on the 4th of February, 1901, in the 33rd year of his age and the 6th year of his ministry.
From: Minutes of Wesleyan Methodist Conference Minutes 1901
 
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