Thursday, August 28, 2008

Adoniram Silva: Nov. 25, 1945 - Aug. 27, 2008

Dear friends:

I regret to inform you of the passing of our beloved, Don Silva. Many of you have been blessed by his artistic talent through this blog and I wish to thank you all for offering your support through prayers and donations. Don was an incredible person whose actions reflected the love of Christ. He was a teacher, a preacher, a leader, a creative force, a selfless man who sacrificed his life for his family's well-being. In short, he left an indelible impression in all those who knew him. We thank God for his life and, personally, for lending me such an amazing uncle.

In Chicago:

Nelson Funeral Home (corner of Foster/Ashland)
August 29, 2008
Visiting Hours: 5pm-9pm 
Service: 7pm

Burial Service
August 30, 2008
Nelson Funeral Home: 1pm 
Procession to Rosehill Cemetery (Peterson/Western)

Please keep our family in your prayers. Donations can be made to this blog's Paypal account.

Thank you,

Queridos Amigos/as:

Lamento decirles la muerte de nuestro querido Don Silva. Muchos de ustedes han sido bendecidos por su talento artistico atravez de este blog. Les agradezco su apoyo por medio de la oracion y ayuda economica. Don era una persona increible cuales sus acciones reflejaban el amor de Jesucristo. Era maestro, predicador, lider, una fuerza creativa, un hombre desinteresado quien sacrifico su vida por el bienestar de su familia. En cortas palabras dejo una impresion indelible en todos aquellos que lo conocieron. Le damos gracias a Dios por su vida y personalmente por prestarme un tio tan espectacular.

En Chicago:

Nelson Funeral Home (esquina de Foster/Ashland)
agosto 29, 2008
Horas de visita: 5pm-9pm
Servicio: 7pm

agosto 30, 2008
Nelson Funeral Home: 1pm
Procesion hacia Rosehill Cemetery (Peterson/Western)

Por favor mantenganos en sus oraciones. Se pueden hacer donaciones por medio de la cuenta Paypal de esta blog.

Jeff Silva


Rev. Jose E. Muniz said...

A toda la familia Silva: Celebramos la vida de nuestro hermano Adoniram Silva y damos
gracias a Dios por su testimonio.
En lo personal por ser su pastor
por mas de una decada y por la
bendicion que fue a nuestra familia. Pedimos a Dios consuelo y paz ante la partida de este hermano que esta en la presencia de Dios. En Cristo y con amor. Rev.Jose E. Muniz Jacksonville, FL

Anonymous said...

May the Lord who gifted him with such wonderful talent and a heart to share, now show him all the beauties of the heavenly places where he may share in peace for ever more.
The Rev. Frank Young, Sylacauga, AL

rowelty said...

Father, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the life of Don our brother now gone from among us; for all that Don was to those who loved him, and for everything in Don's life that reflected you, we thank you.
We thank you for the privilege of knowing Don and sharing in his life through his art.
Help each of us to lean upon you as Don did. May almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit bless us and keep us, now and forever more.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this and our prayers are with you. What a talent he had.

Christa said...

So sorry to hear the news. He was so gifted and willingly shared his gifts with us. May God comfort you in this time of loss.

Sue said...

I had been so looking forward to Don's return from Colombia and having the opportunity to be inspired by his weekly offering of lectionary based graphics. When I logged on today I was stunned to read of his sudden death. What a loss to his family and to our Christian church, who have been blessed by his presence and the sharing of his gifts.
May all who grieve Don's death find comfort in the One who promises to be with us always, hope in the One who died so we might live, and love in the One who loves beyond all measure, this day and forever.
Sharing in your loss,
Sue Cowan, Minister
Emmanuel UC, Brampton, Ontario

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of this wonderful, talented man's passing. He had a true God's gift in art. His family is in our prayers

Anonymous said...

To the family of Don Silva,

My heartfelt sympathy to you who mourn the death of Don. May the comfort of Christ and the hope of an eternal reunion be yours.

How many eyes and minds were lifted to sights and thoughts of the divine because of Don's artwork? More than you will ever know ... .

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was truly a talented, gifted and loving man. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. May he be at peace and reunited with his mother.

Anonymous said...

Stunned. In the few months I have visited this site I came to rely on him, even when I chose not to use the graphics. This is a great loss for the church I can only imagine the loss you must feel.

May the peace of God which passes all human understanding be with you.
Norman Prather
Creighton-Center Parish

Anonymous said...

Dear Jeff and family,
I so much miss Don and his great faith and talents. I remember you all in my prayers.
Is it possible for you to put on the site all his lectionary clip art. or put it on a CD. I'd gladly pay for it. My e-mail is

Fabian Ortiz said...

I just found this blog. I was immediately astonished for the awesome graphics, but soon I learnt about Don's death. May God bless the whole family. Now he is admiring the very reality of his inspiration source.

Retazos y puntadas said...

Hola: Es la primera vez que entro a éste blog. Y me encontré una bella historia de amor a los demás de una vida entregada por amor.
Sigue dando frutos su labor.
Gracias, Don dondequiera que estés