In Loving Memory...
Russell LaVerne Morse
January 4, 1929 – August 2, 2016
LaVerne Morse has gone to heaven...
Last evening at dinner LaVerne Morse transitioned to Heaven. He had been in good health and yesterday had spent time in his office at the home of his daughter Marcia. He spent the afternoon with Lois and had dinner with her and his friends at the Mason Christian Village. As he was finishing dinner, he leaned back and died.
LaVerne went to China as a newborn and was raised there and served with his parents and brothers until WWII. He graduated HS in Tulsa, OK and began College at Minnesota Bible College. He transferred to CBS as a junior and graduated from CBS in 1954. He and Lois went to Burma in 1955 and had a profound impact there. He later became the Missions Professor at CBS for 23 years, and through that time he influenced numerous students to spread the Gospel around the world.
He married Lois Elliott, the daughter of George Mark and Kathryn in 1953 and they were married 63 years with 5 children, 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. And, his "spiritual" children and great grandchildren are too many to count.
He founded Asia Christian Services in 1964. Through this mission he has trained thousands of leaders. He modeled evangelism and loving one another. He helped in spreading of the Gospel in a number of ways. He influenced the starting of multiple Bible Colleges, radio broadcasts, medical evangelism through clinics and medical kits, Bible translations, the printing of Christian literature and church planting efforts in many new previously unreached tribes.
LaVerne Morse Memorial Fund:
LaVerne's entire life has been about encouraging and empowering others to continue in spreading the good news. Gifts given to this fund will facilitate Asian evangelists to pioneer church planting in new areas of South East Asia. Memorials can be sent to the LaVerne Morse Memorial Fund of Asia Christian Services.
Asia Christian Services Address:
9378 Mason Montgomery Road, Suite 326
Mason, OH, 45040