“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”
On May 8th, our brother in Christ and co-worker at EvanTell, Paul Pham, went to be with the Lord after a long battle with liver cancer. We ask that you lift up in prayer Paul’s wife, Sharon, and their three children, Ethan, Elia, and Evie.
It was our privilege to have served with Paul and the ripple effects of his leadership and legacy will continue for years to come. While there are many lessons to glean from Paul’s life and ministry, we want to share a few with you.
Paul knew that life was not about him, but about serving the Lord and other people. He demonstrated that daily at EvanTell, never caring if he got the credit or was center stage. His focus was on God’s agenda and glory, not his own.
What cultivated that focus was the fact that Paul had an eternal perspective. This means that he lived with the end in mind, the day that He would see Jesus Christ face-to-face. He realized that what would matter then should matter now, and prioritized his life on those things that will survive into eternity, his relationship with God and with others.
Paul’s eternal perspective is what fueled his passion for evangelism. Paul lost his parents in the Vietnam War and God gave him a passion to serve other orphans. One of the primary ways he did that was to introduce them (and others) to their Heavenly Father by sharing the gospel. He knew that when we share the gospel and equip others to do so, we are investing in something that will last into eternity.
We look forward to reuniting with Paul one day around the throne of God. In the meantime, we will strive to ensure that the gospel is declared to more people in more places every day. We believe that is the best way we can honor Paul and his legacy, to continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ around the world.