In the Bible, the number 40 appears to be significant in meaning. Some suggest the number 40 has also been used during times of testing or trouble. For example, the Flood lasted 40 days and 40 nights. Moses was on Mt. Sinai for 40 days. The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert. Jesus fasted for 40 days. There were also 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension.
In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, some mourn and remember the life of a saint or someone in their family that has passed from death into new life. They do so for 40 days and with a variety of meanings and traditions.
How to Participate
We have decided to remember and celebrate Wayne’s life for 40 days. Although this time will be with sadness, it can also be a time of great joy and celebration. In the lobby, some of Wayne’s artwork will be displayed for 40 days which we hope you will enjoy. How can you participate in 40 Days of Remembrance with us?
- Watch Wayne share his passion for us via past videos: Covid 19:00 Prayer times and Kreek Kids Bible Story time.
- Write down a favorite memory or two of Wayne and share it with your small group.
- Create your own piece of art that reminds you of Wayne and his earthly mission.
- Make a new discipleship goal, share it with a friend and stick to it.
- Other ideas:
- Read one or all four gospel books over the next 40 days.
- Watch season one or two of The Chosen. Wayne’s favorite watchlist this last year.
- Find an AC3 ministry that Wayne was passionate about and join in.
- Commit to joining a small group or attending AC3 services regularly in 2022.
- Select a friend and/or family member to pray for and connect with over this next year that you can impact with the good news of Christ.
We look forward to remembering and celebrating Wayne with you!