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Remembrance: Achiamma "Lilly" Arthungal
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 Please send us your testimonials about Lilly's life via this online request form.



Zac & Annie Poonen 

Dear brother Joseph and Benji and family members

May the Lord comfort you all at this time.  We both praise the Lord for the memory of our dear sister Lilly.  We were recipients of her hospitality in your home and are deeply thankful to the Lord for her goodness to us.  She is free from pain now and the Lord took her to himself in His perfect time.  May the Lord encourage you all at this time.  Your brother and sister in Christ.

Emily Hempel 

I remember when we all used to go to the retreats at Victory. Even though I was little and wasn't very good at sitting still and listening through the meetings, I always enjoyed listening to Sister Lilly's beautiful, gentle, and quiet testimonies. She has set a wonderful example for me.  You are all in my prayers.

Mona Eubank 

In 1 John 1:1 we read, "What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands...Lily lived a quiet hidden life in God. I remember at the funeral of a mutual friend, she held my hand, and just looked at me with so much love, and I knew she prayed for me, and for my family. Her memory gives me a reason to press hard into God for such gentleness, and kindness. May God help you all in your time of loss, and grief. With Love, and prayers, Mona Eubank

Tiffany Hempel 

Blessings upon you and your family. She was a shining light for God and it will only be a short time till we see her again in glory. God bless and you are in our prayers.

Jacob & Susan George 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am thankful that we had the opportunity to meet Sister Lily and see her example, especially her meek and quiet spirit and the grace that she brought over the entire home. May God abundantly comfort you all.

Joseph Kuruvilla 

I remember her for the shameless persistence of prayer and faith in our Lord.  I don't remember even a single Sunday meeting when I was there that she had not prayed.
Of course she was an excellent cook was secondary.
Let us rejoice in the hope that she will have a part in the first resurrection and together we shall all ascend to the Lord on His second coming.
Please give my love and this message from me to your dear dad too.

Thankamma Abraham 

Sister Achiamma Arthungal was a great example for me, not only for me, but for all women. I came to know her more closely at the time of Simuís and Beckyís marriage. Her patience, endurance and godly response at all occasions, her loving nature and her thankful heart are great qualities for every married woman to emulate. Her departure from this world is a great loss for the family, and for the churches and lives that have been touched by her endearing qualities.

C.C & Rebecca Thomas 

Sister Achiamma Arthungal was a burning and a shining light: and we were willing for a season to rejoice in her light. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Her memories will linger on in our hearts till we see her in glory.

Susan Williams 

Bro Joseph, Betty, Benj, Becky, and families,

We have been praying for you and are blessed to have known your dear wife and mother.  Praise God, she's with the Greatest One of all, in the Greatest place ever doing the Greatest ever!!!  We are continuing to keep you covered in prayer.  With our deepest sympathy, 

Mike and Sue Williams and family

Giao Buu 

I am so sorry.  All my deepest sympathy, love, and prayers, every part of me goes to you, Betty, Becky, Joseph, and your family.  I have not been the best friend since I've left, and I don't know if I ever told you how much your family meant to me, especially your mother, especially in my greatest time of need.  I was far away from my own family, and I do not exaggerate and or lie when I say your parents became my parents away from home and your home became my home away from home.  Lilly took me into her home, more importantly, she took me into her heart.  And her love, care, and advice, along with Joseph's, helped to show me how wonderful a place the world is when I thought indeed it was a dark and lonely place. 

It is a testament to your mom that I have never met a more embracing and loving family.  In fact, to this day, your parents' home, your mom's cooking (especially of the sad little bluegill we caught), her hugs, and the sweet way that she said my name in her accent--she reminds me so much of my own mother--that the time I spent in your home, with your family, with your mom, will always be one of the brightest memories I have, one of the warmest, sunniest corners of my heart.  Please tell me if there is anything I can do.  And when you feel ready, I want very much to come down and visit.  And I mean it.  I miss you all very very much.  And I can't wait to meet your wife and children.  I miss your mom especially, and though now I will always miss her, I want you to know that love is the overwhelming emotion I feel right now, and I hope it is the same for you and yours.  I love you all.

Chung Kay Koh 

I am very sorry to hear this news.  Your mother was a wonderful lady as you know.  I have good memories of her kindness when I visited.  I know she is with the Lord now.  Our prayers are with you and your family.  Please give your dad my condolences.

Larry Brunson 

Dear Bro Joseph and children,

I share in the loss of Sis Lilly.  Yours was the loss of a wife, a companion, a co-worker, a sister, a mother.  Mine was the loss of an older sister, a mother in the Lord.  I am gripped with the sense that death (parting) was not Godís intention.  But I am also gripped with the sense that God, in a way that only He can do, has made what seemed to be a mistake into something so much better.  Through all of your sufferings, mixed with faithfulness, Sis Lillyís and your glory has increased all the more, and will redound to the glory of God. 

Life is so long, so seemingly tenuous at times.  There is an enemy who is hell-bent on our destruction.  There is a world of distractions, and there lies an enemy within.  There are so many opportunities to fail, to compromise.  This makes crossing the finish line of such a glorious magnitude that the angels lean forward, and the Son of God stands off His throne. 

Sis Lilly is home, at last.  She has fought a good fight.  She has finished her race, a race that all of us can attest to.  She has kept the faith.  It would be unthinkable for anyone of us to try to call her back.  She would protest to the Lord, and He would sustain her objection. 

I can vaguely imagine, based on the testimony of the Bible and faithful witnesses, what she is experiencing.  She is loosed from all the bondage of this corruption.  She can jump higher than anyone of us.  She can run faster.  She can fly.  She can communicate without any hindrance (delays).  With one small step, imagine how far she has surpassed all of us in the revelation of the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.  Her veil has been forever removed.

It is appropriate for all of us to reflect on a life well-lived.  May God give us grace to take our time, to reflect, and learn, and receive help for our own races.  May the Lord give you special grace in healing the wounds created by parting.  And may you be consoled the rest of the days of your pilgrimage with the hope of reunion.  

Your loving friend and brother, forever, Bro Larry

Paul Moses 

Lily Aunty was a very sweet and gentle person. The one thing i remember her most was her smile. She always seemed to smile. She will be missed greatly but we will see her on the other side.

Joleen & Rachelle Cooke 

Dear Betty,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mrs Arthungal's service today was a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman of God. I feel like I know her through all of the words and thoughts expressed today and through knowing you Betty. Remember - You can do all things through God who strengthens you. I love you.

Maaike Bloemhard

Dear friends,

My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. May God strengthen you mightely. Lilly had a good and quiet spirit. It was always a joy for me to meet her and talk with her.

Sonja Stump 

Dear Sonia and Ben, My heart, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now. My heart will be strong when yours is not ,I will carry you when you can't walk, and I will be there for you whenever you need me. Just ask! Love to you and your family.


 Please send us your testimonials about Lilly's life via this online request form.

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