Mr. Henry Thielman passed away at 1:30 this morning. Dale and I were going to try to go see him today and we were too late. For those who didn’t know him, he personified the phrase “saints of the church”. I’ve never in my life met anyone who wore his religion so easily. You knew just being around him that you were closer to God’s presence. I feel profoundly saddened by the fact that we didn’t get to say good-bye but I know that he is where he should be and heaven seems a more welcome place knowing he is there waiting. No matter what bible study I might attend or theologic discussion I listen to, I will always hear his voice in my head saying “not essential to my salvation”. Godspeed Mr. Henry, if heaven holds hearts, it’s a lot bigger today.