TRIBUTE to Rev. BILL BATHMAN PIONEER MISSIONARY EVANGELIST and FRIEND of PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS
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On Sunday, 11 December 2016, Rev. Bill Bathman ended his earthly ministry and entered eternity. Over the last year, Bill Bathman has battled with congestive heart failure and cancer (adenocarcinoma of the prostate with metastasis). He was cared for at home by his dedicated wife, Harriett, a Registered Nurse, who doubtless was used of the Lord to extend his life by decades.
More Lives than a Cat In 1970, Bill Bathman had a head-on collision with a Porsche on an alpine road in Austria. Although thrown through the windscreen of the car, suffering broken bones, he survived that, as well as heart attacks and strokes in the 1980s. Bill Bathman distributed New Testaments to Soviet soldiers as they invaded Czechoslovakia in August 1968, ministered in Nicaragua during the communist takeover in 1979 and was preaching in Romania at the time of the revolution in 1989. Bill Bathman turned 89 on the 1st December.
Looking Forward to Heaven When I saw him last in October, he was reading Randy Alcorn's book on Heaven. "I am reading up on my next move! This is the best book on Heaven I have ever read.", "There is far more about Heaven in the Bible than I was aware of!" Bill laughed about having two life-threatening diseases competing with each other as to which one would get him first.