Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege of attending a memorial service/110th birthday celebration for Dr. Peters. Some of you may have seen mention of his recent passing on NCN. While I had not known him well, I had been in his home many years ago. Dr. Ron Benefiel led the service which lasted about 2 hours. After all, when one lives that long, there's a lot to share! And share they did! What a saint!
In his early years, he had gone to Korea as a missionary with the Methodist church and married a Korean woman there--possibly the first westerner to have done so. He always had a deep love for Korea and her people but the war years precluded his return.
He was on staff at L.A. First COTN and later ministered at Pasadena First COTN as well. One of his quotes was printed on the memorial handout: "My father and mother early taught me to pray and read the Scriptures. Learn the Scriptures and think of them as food."
I was deeply blessed to sit and hear about a man who had humbly and faithfully served Christ so well and so long. May we all be encouraged to follow such godly examples.