On behalf of the his family, Jamie Taylor (Jamie Hudson Taylor IV) wrote in a obituary that was posted on CCCOWE’s website commemorating his recently passed away father Rev. James Hudson Taylor III that his father has “fought well, raced to the finish, and kept the faith unwaveringly.”
Taylor titled the obituary “Living to Make a Difference” and wrote that “Dad has shed his earthly tent and now is clothed in the white robe specially reserved for him. Joining the saints of the past, he stands beside Samuel & Maria Dyer, Hudson and Maria Taylor and countless others, offering up eternal praise to the Creator God and Jesus Christ. Death has indeed been swallowed up in victory!”
Quoting the hymn, Finally Home, Taylor wrote that this hymn contains the words that his father often quoted to encourage others facing the frailty and brevity of life.
Expressing his remorse for the loss of his father and with a deep conviction in salvation through Christ, Jamie Taylor wrote, “The lyrics truly speak of the imperishable hope each of us have in Jesus Christ.”
James Taylor’s memorial service will be held in Hong Kong on April 4, 2009, at Kowloon City Baptist Church at 10 a.m.
As requested by James Taylor, a “Tai-le Educational Fund” will be established with MSI Professional Services, the organization started by James Taylor along with two Chinese Christian brothers in 1994. MSI is located at #19 Mongkok Road, 3rd Floor, Mongkok, HONG KONG. Contribution in his memory to this fund will support continuing education of Christian professionals serving in Creative Access Nations.
Separate memorial services are also planned for Taiwan and Singapore.