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Barb Payne Update – Change in Ministry

August 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

I am writing to let you know that, effective July 31, 2013, I have officially retired from full-time ministry with BCM, Int., and I no longer receive funding through them. I am also no longer affiliated with Peace Officers for Christ, Int.

Ray and I joined BCM with their branch which was then called “Handy*Vangelism.” The main focus was with grieving parents. We had contacts with other grieving parents, mainly parents of slain police officers, so this was a “good fit.”

Since Ray passed away last September, I have been living in Virginia with my daughter, Deb and her family. I have been praying that the Lord would give me a ministry here. In the last few months He has put me in contact with several widows with whom I have been able to meet. I came across an excellent devotional booklet for widows. I have been able to share this with them as a source of encouragement, also some other information on grief issues.

25 years ago, our son, David, was killed in the line of duty as a Lewiston, Maine police officer. With this, we gained a whole new “family” in the law enforcement community. Today was David’s birthday. Therefore I thought it would be fitting to let you know that I am updating the “Only One Son” tract, and that it will be printed and available this fall.

If you wish to continue to support my part-time tract ministry, and my desire to minister to other widows, please feel free to contact my sponsoring church at the address below. They will provide you with a receipt.

Ray would often remind our supporters that our efforts would be futile without the backing of God’s people who pray. Thank you very much for your many prayers for us over the years. I would appreciate your continued prayers, and I would love to keep in touch with you. I would love to pray for you as you send me your requests.

In Christ’s boundless love,

Barb

My Contact Info (You can also use our contact form):

Barbara Payne
1051 Moonlit Cove Lane
Lynchburg, VA 24503
(518) 260-5200

Sponsoring Church:

Belgrade Bible Church
Pastor Lawrence Wiles
PO Box 412
Belgrade, ME 04917

http://www.belgradebiblechurch.org

Update from Barb Payne

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

My wonderful husband of 56 years, Ray Payne, went to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on September 2nd, 2012. Family and dear friends have been so supportive, comforting and helpful. My four daughters, though deeply grieving themselves, have surrounded me with love. They were even able to sing at the funeral, “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”, one of the hymns they sang to him when he was so sick in the hospital. They left families and jobs to be with us together in Ray’s last days. Their husbands were so very understanding of their need to be here with us.

I will be going for the winter to Lynchburg, VA, where two of my daughters live. I can be reached through our contact page or by mail at:

Barb Payne c/o Ritz
1051 Moonlit Cove Lane
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Please be patient with me as I am just now learning to use the computer!

Someone asked me today how to pray for me: pray for wisdom in making difficult decisions, also for my health needs (ask me sometime and I will give you an “organ recital”) another request would be for my family as they grieve the loss of a wonderful dad, father-in-law, and grandfather.

Thank you all so very much for the enormous outpouring of comforting condolences.

Love,

Barb

Rev. Raymond J. Payne Obituary and Funeral Details

September 4, 2012 9 comments

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The Rev. Raymond J. Payne, 76, of Schroon Lake, N.Y., joined his Lord and Savior Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

The Rev. Payne was born March 1, 1936, in Andalusia, Pa., the son of the late Raymond W. and Kathleen Delaney Payne.

The Rev. Payne was a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Bible, he was a pastor for 21 years serving at Calvary Baptist Church in Woodsville, N.H., Wayside Bible Baptist Church in Livermore, Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ellsworth and he was an interim pastor of the First Baptist Church in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Following the in-line-of–duty death of his son, David R. Payne of the Lewiston Police Department, July 23, 1988, the Rev. Payne devoted his life to caring for the families of fallen police officers all over the country. He was a member of Peace Officers for Christ and the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

The Rev. Payne is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Schaul Payne of Schroon Lake, N.Y.; his daughters, Beth Williams of Bradenton, Fla., Ginny Dow and Deb Ritz, both of Lynchburg, Va., and Judy Crotts of Anchorage, Alaska; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

He was predeceased by his son, David Raymond in 1988; and his sister, Kathleen Payne in 1952.

Funeral Details:

  • Viewing: Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, Schroon Lake, NY, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm and later at 6pm to 9pm.
  • Funeral Service: Word of Life Conference Center, reception following, Schroon Lake, NY, 1pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
  • Burial: Severance Cemetery, Schroon Lake, NY

Raymond Payne Funeral Details

September 3, 2012 3 comments
  • Viewing: Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, Schroon Lake, NY, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm and later at 6pm to 9pm.
  • Funeral Service: Word of Life Conference Center, reception following, Schroon Lake, NY, 1pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
  • Burial: Severance Cemetery, Schroon Lake, NY

Police Chaplain Ray Payne Promoted to Heaven – End of Watch: Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2, 2012 10 comments

It is with sadness that we pass on this message from Ray’s family…

“We just want to let our friends know that Ray Payne, husband of Barb and dad of Beth Williams, Ginny Dow, Deb Payne Ritz and Judith Payne Crotts, died this morning at about 11:30. Thank you for your prayers these past days. We are grieving but thankful that he is at peace.” – Judith Payne Crotts

“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 15:54–58

Funeral Details:

  • Viewing: Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home, Schroon Lake, NY, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm and later at 6pm to 9pm.
  • Funeral Service: Word of Life Conference Center, reception following, Schroon Lake, NY, 1pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
  • Burial: Severance Cemetery, Schroon Lake, NY
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