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David McCombe Locke

posted 3 Oct 2009, 15:39 by Stephen Hind
David passed into the presence of the Lord after a life of service as an Evangelist.

Much of his work was in association with Cumbria Gospel Outreach and started in 1974 with caravan and minibus in Coniston, working alongside Bryan Smith. Despite a wet “Lake district summer” was back in to county the following year, moving down to Walney after a return visit to Coniston.

So began a partnership with CGO, which lasted until his death on September 25th 2009. Thirty five years of service with a variety of different evangelists, different locations, different caravan sites, different assemblies and different activities – BUT always with the same message of saving grace, the same equable nature and the same loving concern for the assemblies in Cumbria.

The early 90’s heralded a change in the style of operation for CGO, with concentration on agricultural shows and markets and it is a credit to David’s adaptability that he continued in this work for almost 20 years

His move to Workington has been a great help to the assembly there and he will be sadly missed both by the believers in Workington and also by us all at CGO.

On behalf of CGO may I express our gratitude not only for David’s work with the Van but also to his wife Jeanette and the family for their sacrificial support over the years.

Gordon Ecclestone

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