The retired Apostle Morris Daniel passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness at the age of 76. The funeral service took place the following day in Mumbai and was conducted by Apostle Sanjay Shastri.
Pioneer Full of Conviction
Apostle Morris Daniel was born on 5th March 1941 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh – India. In the 1970s, he migrated to the financial capital of India, that is Mumbai, in search of a job. There, he joined the newly opened New Apostolic Church administration office where he worked for a few years. In Sister Greta – who also worked at the office – he found his soulmate and they got married on 20th November 1978.
Later on, he served in several ministries in the New Apostolic Church and in December 1983, Morris Daniel was ordained as an Apostle by Chief Apostle Hans Urwyler in Zurich, Switzerland. Until his retirement on Friday, 1st February 2008, he had served God for over 35 years as a minister, more than 25 years of which as an Apostle.
An Example of Faith and Discipline
After his retirement Apostle Daniel diligently continued to attend the Divine Services until a month before his death. He remained an example and was widely known for his faith and discipline. Just one month ago, on 14th November 2017, he attended a Divine Service in Mumbai, where he could meet our District Apostle Mark Woll with his helpers David Devaraj and Frank Dzur. Just over two weeks ago, on Sunday 26th November 2017, Evangelist Adam Chandane had bestowed the 40th Wedding Anniversary blessing on Apostle Morris and his wife Greta.
“You Shall Rest, and Will Arise”
Apostle Daniel’s funeral took place on Friday, 15th December 2017 in the Oshiwara Christian Cemetry near Goregaon congregation and was conducted by Apostle Sanjay Shastri. Many ministers who Apostle Daniel had worked with and mentored were present. Apostle Shastri chose a bible verse from the book of Daniel 12:13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” He addressed to the gatherings that Apostle Daniel worked as a living example of faith and love towards God. Apostle mentioned that it is God’s will that every human being come to Him and believe in Him as God loves every human being without any prejudice. He talked about the wonderful creation of God in human being. Apostle Daniel showed that desire to search his Lord and when he recognized the true doctrine he accepted His election and remained faithful till the end.
Condolences to the Family
Our sincere sympathy is especially with his wife Greta and son Clive as well as all the mourners. May our heavenly Father grant them strength and encouragement as they go through this difficult time.
Any condolences may be sent to the following address:
Mrs. Greta Daniel
703, Manish Mahal,
Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai – 400 053