In the wake of the sudden death of beloved statesman, pastor, author and leader, Dr. Myles Munroe, his son released the following statement on November 12, 2014. In just 2 days, it has been viewed nearly 300,000 from the diaspora of Dr. Munroe’s influence bringing together well-wishers from Africa, America, Europe, Asia and of course, his native Bahamas. To read the formal statement in its entirety, see below:
We would like to take this time to address all of you here and everyone around the world that has shown their support and expressed their condolences during this difficult time. We want you all to know that in spite of the recent tragedy that claimed the lives of our parents Dr. Myles and Ruth Munroe, our uncle Dr. Richard Pinder, our chief pilot Captain Stanley Thurston, our first officer Frahkan Cooper, our youth pastors Lavard and Radel Parks, their son Johanan Parks and their unborn child and our dear friend Diego DeSantiago, we all have comfort in knowing that God is in control. We know there are many questions as to how or why something like this would be allowed to happen to such great individuals, but yet still God is in control.
The past few days have been the most difficult times for my sister and I, our family and all of those affected by this loss. We are all saddened by this tragic event but we are comforted and encouraged by the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone around the country and from those around the world at large. We want to thank everyone that has called, emailed, messaged or gave words of encouragement; we are truly grateful.
We would like to make it known that although we are all grieving our losses and are deeply saddened by this tragic event, we have never been nor will we ever feel hopeless. There is no question in our hearts that the spirits of the nine persons whose lives were taken are now resting with our Heavenly Father. We rejoice for we know they are in a better place watching over all of us and rejoicing amongst the heavenly angels.
We will not allow death to claim any victory, but we celebrate the life and legacy of each individual. This tragedy does not mark the end; the end of life, the end of a vision, the end of a journey, nor the end of a purpose , but it marks the new beginning of an era. An era of a new generation that will carry on the vision and legacy of our father and mother and of each individual whose life was lost so unexpectedly.
So let’s not mourn their deaths but let’s celebrate their lives and find joy in knowing that although God may not explain himself, he will reveal himself. In the words of our father, “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” We know there is a greater purpose in all of this and we are now the vessels for this new vision and legacy to be carried on.
With Grateful Hearts,
Myles Munroe Jr., Charisa M. Munroe & Family