David Morrow

img_0086It’s almost exactly 30 years ago since I met David Morrow and his family. As an Ulsterman exiled in Canada, he came to Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia in 1979 to undertake theological studies. Along with his wife, Hilary, and their three children, they arrived in Philadelphia having driven from Calgary, Alberta, with their trailer tent. In the days while they were looking for accommodation we all lived together in the same house. It was a real adventure of faith and great fun. David and Hilary and their family brought such a lot of joy and laughter into our lives.

David returned to Alberta where he planted a church and where he has ministered for the past 25 years. In 2007 his wife Hilary died of cancer, and this past autumn David retired from active ministry in the church. He has been at “home”  visiting and spending time with his family here these past few months and is due to return to Canada at the end of June.

He is a godly man, a gifted pastor and musician, and a real “kindred spirit”. It was just great to catch up with him again these past few days and to share in the things that are most important to us. David is one of those people who have consistently encouraged me in my Christian life, and for whom I am most grateful to the Lord.