Virgil and Donna Sutton

Update: Virgil Sutton’s Obituary

I just hung up the phone with Donna Sutton. She asked me to share this publicly…

Thank you for all that prayed. He fought COVID hard but now he is standing in front of His savior. Please pray for the Sutton family.

On Palm Sunday, Jesus entered into Jerusalem, knowing Friday was coming. He was going to die for the sins of the world. Sunday evening at 6:25 our dear friend and brother in Christ, Virgil Sutton, entered into the most glorious city of all – Heaven!

Donna Sutton made it real clear that she and her family all know what’s next – Sunday’s coming! Please pray for the Sutton family.

April 6th: Update on the Sutton Family

I want to thank each of you for praying for Virgil and his family. I hated that we needed to refer to him generically through this process as “our Venture partner,” but it was an essential part of honoring what the hospital asked of Donna.

Virgil was a significant part of helping Venture become what it is today. He was a true friend and brother in Christ to me and many others, but his loss will affect no one like his family. I’ve been in daily communication with them since this got started, and there is no doubt in my mind that their hope is in Jesus Christ. The Gospel does not take away grief and sorrow, but it adds something glorious to it – Peace, Joy, and LIFE!

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

John 11:25

Donna shared with me that Virgil had always wanted to be cremated; therefore, she wants to do a celebration of life service after the COVID assembly restrictions are lifted. You can be sure we will have the band cranked up just like Virgil liked it! In the meantime, pray for the Sutton’s as they grieve his loss, as well as the many other people in our church that are being impacted by COVID.

The Sutton’s have gone through all of this with so much courage. It has come from their absolute confidence in the resurrection of Christ and the eternal life we have because of it! As the world looks for answers, let’s be the people who share it with them. The answer is Jesus!

Go Man Go!
Austin Rammell
Lead Pastor, Venture
Phil 3:14

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