Wednesday, December 22, 2010

David Antion on Apartian's Death and Ron Dart's Condition

12/12/10   Greetings from Pasadena,

By now most of you have received the news of the death of Dibar Apartian.  When I first knew Dibar he was a French teacher at Ambassador College but not yet baptized.  In a few years he was baptized and began to work on articles in the magazines translating them into French.  He became ordained an elder and later he and I were among four who were ordained “evangelists” in 1966.   He began a radio broadcast in French that was carried in Europe and in other French speaking countries.  

He and his wife Shirley (Nash) were social friends of ours playing Bridge and having dinner in each other’s home.  He was a temperate man who seldom ate desserts preferring to have fruit and cheese following his meals as is the custom in France.  He was always nice and pleasant to Molly and me.  Molly attended his French classes  for two years.

We received a discouraging update on Ronald Dart.  After his fall he evidently had intracranial hemorrhaging.  His time of rehabilitation has ended in the clinic but will continue at home.  It appears that the hemorrhaging has wiped up much of what he has learned in times past and he is having to learn letters and word all over again.  Larry Watkins wrote that he cannot read or write presently.

This has to be very discouraging for him and his wife, Allie.  Ron Dart had a very active mind and loved learning and was an able thinker on many subjects.  Many have prayed and are continuing to pray for him and Allie.  Please remember them in your prayers.

I hope you are well.  I shall be writing some things for our Guard the Temple area of the web site soon.
Sincerely, in Christ’s service,
David Antion


Steve said...

It's too bad what happened to Dart wouldn't happen to ALL of the ministurds. That's the only way they're going to get rid of their greedy, power-hungry, Herbie ways.

Anonymous said...

What a horrendous thing to say Steve. Whatever you may think of Ron Dart you have shown yourself to be no better. "Ministurds", really? Are you 12 years old? Absolutely appalling. “Or those eighteen , upon whom the tower in Siloam fell , and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent , ye shall all likewise perish “ Luke 13:4-5

Anonymous said...

You sometimes wonder what kind of mentality a person has who would make the kind of statement "Steve" made.

He should be ashamed of himself. Please pray for him.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you Steve. That was a terrible thing to say. I have had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Dart for many years, and have had the pleasure of meeting him and his wife. They are wonderful Christian people and do not deserve that kind of diatribe.
God help you.