Dr. Samuel Justin, the emeritus national leader and founder of the Gujarat Regional Conference of The Wesleyan Church in India, was ushered into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, September 28. He was 90+ years old.

Dr. Justin was an outstanding servant leader. He pioneered and took the Gujarat Conference from its humble beginnings to where it is right now—a strong, independent, self-sustaining conference led by committed pastors among one of the least-reached ethnic groups in the world. The Gujarat Wesleyan churches are reaching out to their Gujarati communities and beyond.

In recent years, the churches in this area of India have suffered persecution, with church burnings, threats of assassination, and more. Dr. Justin lived openly, courageously, winsomely representing Christ to all. His example in the forefront of all the Wesleyan pastors and lay people of the Gujarat Conference will be greatly missed.

Pray for Mrs. Samuel Justin, Rev. Joel and Rita Justin, Rev. Linus and Seema Justin, the rest of his family circle, and all those left behind. Pray for comfort and peace during this sorrowful time.