The first time I met Carl and Carolyn Carrigan was when they came to Graceway Baptist Church, in Oklahoma City for a meeting in the early 1990’s. They were evangelist who traveled around the world to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. They had a different ministry than others, in that they would sit up a art board on the streets of New York City, in the ghettos of other major cities, in Belize, in the Philippians, or in Venezuela. They would gather a crowd through Brother Carl’s art with a message board.
They did not arrive in a Gulfstream jet airplane or in a customized motor couch with chrome wheels and a flashy paint job, they came in a well used motor home with fainted beige paint and a front window curtain that needed to be replacedif there were some extra funds. There would be no funds for curtains because their money went in travel expenses to reach more people for Christ. That seemed to be their motivation and desire, to be used by God to tell the world about Jesus. It was not in acquiring material things to make their life more comfortable, but in telling the common man, woman, boy and girl that there was a new life in Christ.
Miss Carolyn, as everyone called her, was a quiet, gentle, peaceful woman, who had a loving smile and a kind word. Both of the Carrigans were well educated and had a confidence in their life work. They loved their family and their extended church families and we loved them. They came every year after that first time to minister the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Recently, they both faced health issues, which could effect their being with us for this Thanksgiving. We did not want that tradition to end.
Miss Carolyn was born September 28, 1937. She finished well November 3, 2014. She was a faithful servant of God.
I thought if she would choose a song, she would pick one about Jesus, that would focus on Jesus. I chose this one to remember her.
What a wonderful testimony and heritage is your’s , Miss Carolyn.