Monday, November 30, 2009

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants - Steven & Fran Goodmon

It seems impossible to adequately express our love and thanks to Cecil & Mavis, for their faithfulness in ministry to the Body of Christ, and to us in particular.
Our Lord Jesus Christ must have greeted them with Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants.

We can only hope to keep their memories alive in our hearts, and to follow their examples of service, as the Lord allows.

Steven & Fran Goodmon, Burnet, TX

Friday, November 6, 2009

It is a great privilege to be part of his ministry - Leslie & Sheela, INDIA

Dear Bro George,
The Passing on of Bro Cecil was a great loss for the Body of Christ physically.We could not control our natural feelings since we heard the news.Anyway it is the Plan of the Father to take him to the glorious home.We stand with you all in this time together in prayer.

I was recollecting the first time I met Bro Ces in chennai for a meeting in a church in 1992. I really feel proud of my acquaintance with him. It is a great privilege to be part of his ministry as an interpreter for him and experience the Apostolic anointing whenever translating for him.It is a great blessing.It was in 1992 I left the Church in which I was in fellowship with.I was waiting for the direction of the Lord at that time. When I met the Body of Christ in 1992 ,The Lord put me on the right path to be part of the Gospel of The Kingdom. I also remember The time I was ordained as an elder by Bro Ces and Bro Burt in 1993. Since then the Lord has been gracious to me to carry on His work by His strength.

May the Lord be gracious to us to carry on this work of the Gospel of the Kingdom in preparing His Body for His coming. I believe that this WORD has been committed to faithful people who will continue to take this WORD to the uttermost parts of the earth to prepare the Body till His Coming. We pray that the Lord will pour the spirit of obedience to the Body more and more so that People of God will walk in the same spirit in obeying the Elders whom that the Lord has appointed to lead his Body in this time.
May the lord keep His Body united at this time through his Spirit.

Love to you all.
His servant,
Leslie & Sheela

His works does follow him - Richard O. Iyoha, NIGERIA

Dearly beloved,

We bless the Name of the Lord for his goodness towards his house. We thank the lord for the life of our dearly beloved father and brother in the Lord Pa Ducille. He has gone to be with the LORD, but "his works does follow him"!!! (Rev 14:13). We share in the joys of missing him. Painful, but we submit to the divine sovereignty.

This is to inform you that I shall be coming into Florida with the other brethren from Nigeria on Saturday the 7th. I shall get the full itinery accross to you in the next few hours.

Stay blessed. I am looking forward to seeing you.


Richard O. Iyoha

Monday, November 2, 2009

We rejoice in the live he lived - Bro. Joe - Tema, Ghana, West Africa

Though we sorrow at the departure of our dear bro duCille; we rejoice in the live he lived and works he accomplished upon the earth in Christ Jesus among His own. Let's all take heart and mourn as them that believe in the resurrection of the dead. AMEN!

Peace of the Lord unto thee, Amen.

Bro. Joe
(Tema, Ghana, West Africa)

He has passed the baton to a corporate ministry - Chima & Ugochi Ohuabunwa

Brother Cecile duCille: An epitome of Humility in Christ and commitment to the Heavenly Calling.

To our beloved Family of the duCilles and the Sons of the Most High God scattered among the nations:

We shall not sorrow as men do. While we miss our dearly beloved Great grand pa, grand pa, pa and brother, we take solace in the gift of God for the Church universal through him. An epitome of Humility in Christ and commitment to the Heavenly Calling. In 1991, as a young Christian in Lagos Nigeria , I remember hearing him among several deep expositions of the word of God, say “follow Christ and follow no man, I hear God sent a man to you and he has finished his work but I have not finished my work and I am not leaving yet”. In December 2005 at the first all USA annual fellowship in Atlanta (The Land Christian Camp, Woodstock, GA), I remember hearing him give a humble testimony on the mystery of the body ministry and the need for submission and humility among brethren which led to the holding of the usual December annual fellowship in Atlanta instead of Florida as had been the practice. The ripples of that obedience and the gathering of the Saints in Atlanta spiraled to reconciliatory meetings and joint national fellowship meetings in Nigeria, Montego bay-Jamaica, Mahomet-Illinois, Atlanta, UK, and Atlanta during 2006 to SEPTEMBER 4-7 2009.

On September 4, 2009 the 1st day of the Holy Convocation in Atlanta, Bro Cec was ready to go to the meeting venue before others at the hotel. He arrived and as the spirit led, took the liberty to bring the word of the Lord on God’s Kind of Love as I call it. On the faithful day of the Holy Spirit orchestrated ‘gathering in the upper room’ as some have called it, while waiting for others to come in, bro Cec asked; “how is the ministry in Nigeria? Is there any apostolic ministry/ gift in the house? In humility he discussed the deepest thoughts of his heart with his brethren, prayed for us and submitted to prayers by us. Covenants were renewed in Christ, jokes were cracked such as ‘those standing on his right hand’ and strategic plans discussed for the “harvest of the king/ the end” – coordinated global evangelism for the Kingdom of God.
Bro Cec has fought the good fight of faith, he has kept the course, and has passed the baton to a corporate ministry (Apostolic and all the others). What a glorious translation into the great cloud of witnesses. The challenge is now ours to finish the race so that we and they can be made complete. He surely has his crown of life reserved for him.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the LOVE of God and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit abide with all of us now and evermore, AMEN!

We love you all.

Chima & Ugochi Ohuabunwa

Departed for a season but we will have him forever - Lorraine Williams

What a blessing to have had Bro. duCille these past 30+ years. One such as Peter and Paul has walked amongst us. I have kept his every teaching - even just my handwritten notes of them. I will probably still be studying the 3 volumes of Revelation God gave him when we are with him again. He lived his life as an example of the Word he taught. I take joy in knowing his ministry is eternal. (Exo. 40:15; Nums. 25:13; Rev. 14:6; I Peter 1:23; I John 2:17; Heb. 7:22,24,28) He is no doubt ministering now to many of our loved ones who have gone before us. He and Mavis are enjoying their promotion. In the presence of God there is fulness of joy and pleasures forevermore. (Ps. 16:11) He has departed for a season but we will have him forever. (Philemon 15)

Our deepest appreciation, love and prayers to the duCille family for sharing Bro. and Sis. duCille with us.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)

Lorraine Williams, Muskogee, OK
(Fort Gibson fellowship)

Friday, October 30, 2009

We will not be deterred - Nigerian youths Ilorin Fellowship, Nigeria

Good day,

We received the news of our beloved Daddy's passing away with mixed feelings. Feelings of both sadness and joy. Sadness because we will definitely miss him and Joy because w know he's leaving this earth as an overcomer. A glorious exit indeed.

His life is a testimony of victorious christian living, for he came to this world, he saw and he conquered. He left as a conqueror.

The last time he visited Nigeria, his messages touched me as a person and i want to believe the same of the other youths.

We pray for the comforting presence of God to always be with the families he left and even the body of Christ as a whole.

We will not be deterred in our believe of immortality, for Christ conquered death. Immortality is therefore a reality.

On behalf of the entire Nigerian Youths we sends our warmest regards.

May God uphold and strengthens everybody through this all.

Helen (on behalf of Nigerian youths)
Ilorin Fellowship.
Kwara State.

Bro. Ces and Sister Mavis taught us - Addie G. Chattic

To Bro. Ces' sons and their families, to all of his relatives and to the church in Jamaica and throughout the world:

I count it a great joy and opportunity to have met Bro. Ces and Sister Mavis. Through them, I have met all of you and I feel that we are a part of one another. Bro. Ces told the story of when the Lord asked him to go and preach the gospel. He told the Lord that he was not a preacher, rather he was an accountant. We have learned that you have no idea what you are, because your life is hid with Christ in God. The Lord knows what we are and what we will become.

Bro. Ces and Sister Mavis taught us the necessity of submitting to the will of God and serving God with our lives. They preached about God's plan to walk and talk and dwell in His people. We learned through their ministry that God's church is not divided, but it is one and that we will come into the unity of the faith.

They are doers of the word and not hearers only. They are real Christians and now they are living in the invisible realm of God where they are still able and willing to accomplish His will. God is not a God of the dead, but of the living and in the dispensation of the fulness of time, God will bring all things in Christ into one. Praise God for His goodness and mercy which endures forever.

Addie G. Chattic
Sterling, Illinois

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Profound shock - The Lakka Fellowship Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa

Message of Condolence

We received the news of the death of Brother Cecil du-Cille with profound shock. We dearly miss him. We know that the Almighty Father has called him to a much higher service in the divine realm. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his children, the Brethren in America and indeed the world over. We trust that the Almighty God in his infinite mercy and love will strengthen us all. And the gap created as a result of his demise will be graciously filled. May his dear soul rest in peace with the Lord.

From The Lakka Fellowship
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Truely a man of God, sent by God with a message - Hubert and Domo Manilla, NIGERIA

Bro Cecil was truly a man of God, sent by God with a message that consumed him. He was a rare example of a faithful steward of God who was in no way distracted by the affairs of this life. He touched our lives and that of many others with the message of the gospel of the kingdom which he preached. We believe he gave a good account of his stewardship.

Lord may the life he lived challenge us and all others who sat under his ministry to be faithful to you as he was. Amen

Hubert and Domo Manilla, NIGERIA

Cecil and Mavis.. tireless and dedicated to their Calling - Linda Waldschmidt

Our Brother Cecil DuCille

We each have our own story to tell about Brother DuCille and how he has affected our lives but one thing is certain, God used him mightily to put us all on the path of Greater Truth in preparation for these very times we are living in. He continued faithfully through the years to bring us “bread fresh from the oven” as he would say. At the same time Mavis, his faithful companion and helper, sent the Message home with her uplifting Victory Songs and singing: “Oh brethren don’t you hear the trumpet sound, bringing liberty to every man that has been bound”, and “I’m singing Wonderful, Wonderful, every day in this way, Wonderful, Wonderful is He.”

Cecil and Mavis were very special to all of us, tireless and dedicated to their Calling. He was not perfect but he was humble and honest and God used his imperfections to keep him approachable to the rest of us so that we could talk so easily and comfortably with him as brother and not father. We will miss him greatly. He delivered God’s Word for us and it is time now to act upon it. We who remain must continue in prayer, stop obeying sin and stay in The Word putting on The Mind of Christ, and practice walking in The Spirit as we never have before. Can you hear Mavis singing: “Now is the time to take The Kingdom, rise up ye strong ‘tis Christ’s Command for every power and dominion is given now into your hands. Ye that have ears to hear the trumpet, ye that have hearts to understand, now is the time to take The Kingdom, rise up Ye Strong, possess the land. Rise up Ye Strong possess the land. Rise up Ye Sons possess the land!”? The whole creation is groaning and waiting for the manifestation of The Sons of God.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 8:14
Linda Waldschmidt

He was simply a good steward - Toye, London

He was simply a good steward.

May our God continue to uphold the church and his family

God bless


It is well with the church of Jesus Christ - Bro. & Sis. Nwauche, NIGERIA

Dear brethren,
It was with a great surprise that I received the news of the passing into glory of our beloved brother Cecil. However as the scriptures say we should not exercise ourselves in great matters or in things too high for us, but we should rather give thanks to God and most especially for his life. His life was so completely sold out to the ministry like Paul said that nothing mattered but to finish the ministry he received of God. Our brother has finished his earthly ministry, he has fought a good fight. My prayer is that we all that partook of that ministry should persist in it taking heed to carry it on to the end and not shifting the landmark. it is well with the church of Jesus Christ. He will build His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail. Let us all be encouraged, let none loose faith for the LORD knoweth what He is doing and will surely complete it.

Maranatha and Shallom to the Israel of God.

Bro Chijioke and Sis Ify Nwauche

Our lives have been changed because of their faithfulness - The Keeling Family

We were very saddened to hear that our dear Brother Cec has gone on, but are comforted to know that he IS in the presence of the Lord.

God has truly blessed us throughout the years with the ministry of Brother Cec and Sister Mavis. They were faithful ministers of the gospel and our lives have been changed because of their faithfulness in serving the living God and sharing His love. Praise God!

The Keeling Family
Fort Gibson, Ok

Changed for eternity! Praise God! - Keith & Debra Merryman

We praise God for Brother duCille's obedience to the Father! His life long faithfulness to teach and preach the Kingdom message eventually traveled through the Body of Christ and crossed my path when our Lord sent Brother Frank Sheda to Lebanon, Missouri. The message "The Most High God" gave to Brother duCille fed the Spiritual hunger Debbie and I have had for years. We left the outer court system about 6 years ago and our lives... as well as our children's lives have been changed for eternity! Praise God! I thank the Lord I had the opportunity to hug his neck a few weeks ago and to tell my Brother Cecil in person what impact his obedience to God has made on Debbie and I, our children and grandchildren! Amen!

Keith & Debra Merryman

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The baton has been passed on to us - Bola Aganna, England

My name is Bola from England and we express our deepest feelings regarding the passage of our brother, friend and mentor for many years. I met bro Cec when I was a baby christian and the experience over the years has been of great encouragement, growth and faith. We are in a solemn mood here in Luton, England as Kayode and I only spoke to him the week before he passed on and he was sounding so full of life and was looking forward to coming over to England on the way back from Prague. We thank God for a life of sacrifice, strength, boldness and faith. The words that the Lord impressed on my heart when I heard of his passage can be found in Joshua 24: 14&15 "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt and serve ye the LORD v15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Kayode was just saying to me on the Monday before Cec's passage that he felt the baton has been passed on to us, how true is this in view of the present situation. I want to say to all the brethren that we need to forge ahead with trust and reliance on the Holy Spirit. I was not able to give say anything public when Sis Mavis passed on because I was so shocked at it but I did see a vision of her after her passage. I saw the picture of dusk turning into dawn and the skies were so orange with the breaking of dawn and then I was Sis Mavis in full glow as bright as the sun coming forth before me. I am so glad that they are finally together never to be separated for ever.

God bless and keep us all in His Love.


Monday, October 26, 2009

We will never forget ... - Sia & Nasi & the body in Switzerland

Dear Donnie, Carl, Steve & the Body of Christ.

With such a great sadness we received the news about passing of our Brother Cecil. We will never forget his Lovely smile that he always had, and his Love for every member of the body of Christ. But we have this confidence that he went home to be with our Master. And again we have this assurance that one day very soon we will see him again.
God bless you all

Sia & Nasi & the body in Switzerland

Glory to His Holy Name - Bizhan & Soghra from Switzerland

A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. (John 3:27)

O my beloved Brother, we are very sad that you are not any more among us, but on the same time happy that you went home to be with our heavenly Father.
Glory to His Holy Name.

Dear Donnie, Carl, & Steve,
My wife and I, are a Persian couple living in Switzerland. I got to know Bro. Cecil personally just last May as he was in Switzerland, and I was very blessed to see him.
We pray that the blessing and the Peace of our Lord Jesus be upon you and your families. Please accept our condolences and know that we are also partaker with you in this sorrow.
God bless you
Bizhan & Soghra from Switzerland

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Became closer to God through his example. Merlinda, Marissa - Philippines

First of all we want to express our deep sympathy and condolences for Bro. duCille’s family. When I checked my mail on Oct.20,2009 that Bro. duCille is with the Lord, my tears came suddenly to my eyes because he is really a man of God. Also my sister Marissa and the brethren in the Philippines are shocked because they are hoping that by next year Bro. duCille could come to Phils. but now he is gone so we are in great sadness for Bro. duCille’s death but rejoices in the Lord that he is now with our Lord Jesus Christ together with his wife sister Mavis. We thank God so much for the life of Bro. duCille and his long ministry and his labour of love. We thank God for his faithfulness in serving God and was a humble brother. We are so much thankful and blessed by him that we know the Kingdom message through his 3 volumes books of the Revelation. We are so blessed with these books. For me Bro. duCille is one of the 7 stars or messengers from God in Revelation 1:20. And also that bro. duCille was one of the best teacher and anointed from God because honestly we can easily understand as he preached and listen the Word of God although there are many brethren are also anointing from the Lord. Glory to God and HE is Worthy to be Praised.

It was a memorable for me and stays forever when Bro. duCille with the brethren came to my home last June 2009 in Switzerland. I and Marissa and some of our family and also our friends are so blessed as bro. duCille and bro. Burt preached a very good and prophetic Word given last June 6 and 7, 2009 for all of us.
We will be missing him and his preaching and his love. We learned so much from his preaching and became closer to God through his example.

We love you so much Bro.duCille. And you will be always in our heart and in our remembrance!!!

Re 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Mt 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

In His Love,

Sister Merlinda, Marissa and the brethren from Philippines

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ADIEU PA! WE LOVE YOU - Segun & Susan Ogunfile

Dearly Beloved Brethren

WOW! Words fail me as I sit down to describe how I feel about this big vacuum created by Pa DuCille's exit from here and the triumphal entry into glory this past Monday morning. 'Pa DuCille' I say for he was just more than a Brother and for some of us, our background will not allow us to call such an elderly man - both by spiritual and physical age or walk with God - just 'Bro Cec' - He was really a 'Pa' - Our Father in the Lord.

Like I told Bro. Gary, I'm especially grateful to God for His allowing the last Holy Convocation - North America (Atlanta 2009) to hold despite all the opposition(s) at the beginning of preparation - It is quite obvious now why the enemy tried to fight and block it.

THAT GATHERING WAS VERY SIGNIFICANT AND VERY VERY PROPHETIC! I AM VERY HUMBLE TO BE A PART OF IT - What we were not allowed to know - perhaps not sensitive enough to pick was that it was a parting meeting on this side, but it was a good and very memorable one indeed! That simple but deeply spiritual moment(s) shall linger for good in our memories.

I can see now why the Lord allowed all that took place on the day before the last day of that glorious Convocation of the Lord's people - the special hugs and handshakes from him to certain and specific individuals (Some pictures testify on ), gifts sharing (He gave me a very beautiful golden red pen and I intend keeping it as a memorable souvenir) and most importantly the times of praying together especially when all in leadership knelt down in the Upper Room and he roared upon us the Lord's blessings from his heart - These are spiritual moments that will always be cherished.

I rejoice in that he fought a good fight, finished his race & kept the faith. I believe that after all that was accomplished both spiritually and physically at the Atlanta 2009, the Word of God finds fulfilment: "...Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:..." Luke 2:28-30 (in Context) Luke 2 (Whole Chapter)

We will definitely miss him - He was such a blessing and a treasure to the Body of Christ all accross the globe. Our prayer is that the Lord will comfort each and every one of us, giving us the grace to run this race that is set before us with our focus upon Him who alone is the Christ of our God.


Segun & Susan Ogunfile

We will cherish for a long time the times and seasons we shared - Chris Adegoke, Nigeria

Sad but I and Imah will cherish for a long time the times and seasons we shared with our Father and Brother Cecille Ducille. We trust God to move his work forward and await funeral plans so we can be part of it. Thank you.


Thanks be to God for the life of this great Saint - Femi Olayebi

Thanks be to God for the life of this great Saint
of His.I believe he could truly say like Paul "I HAVE
Femi Olayebi.


Our dear Brother & Father in the Lord, Cecil Ducille, slept in the Lord on Tuesday, October 20th 2009, at the age of 87 years.
Burial takes place in Florida, USA, on Sunday, November 8th 2009, at 11am.
We identify with our brethren in the United States at this time & assure them we are with them in the Lord at this time.
The Nigerian Church hopes to be well represented at the funeral.
The Nigerian Church has arranged a MEMORIAL SERVICE to appreciate God for this wonderful servant of God, his commitments to the end time, Kingdom vision and also to challenge ourselves on such life of commitments and dedication to the Father’s will.
NOTE: No special arrangement for accommodation is made, so those attending from outside Lagos are
Advised to make their private accommodation arrangements.
1. Bro. Alade Agbabiaka-08037131946
2. Bro. Sola Ajayi-07028405880

KOLA ADEGOKE-(08037864894)

A good soldier of the Lord - Chima and Sister Tonye.Nigeria

I have devoted a substantial part of my time trying to find the appropriate opening paragraph for our dearly beloved brother Cecil Ducille who has gone to be with the Lord but comfort came with the word of the Lord that says : To everything, there is a season and a time.
There's a time to be born and a time to die.
A time to labour and a time to rest.

Brother Cecil Ducille was a good soldier of the Lord. He was loving, caring, tested and proven brother. He obtained a good report through faith. He fought a good fight, he finished the course, he kept the faith and he has received a crown of righteousness.

To say that we will miss him very dearly is an understatement but we must bow to the will of God who called him to rest in his bossom.
Brother Chima and Sister Tonye.Nigeria

Friday, October 23, 2009

May we be challenged to emulate his passion for God’s glory - George/Comfort Fejokwu, Atlanta

We are deeply imparted by the news of his home going though we take consolation in the fact that he is with the Lord. This makes me/us now treasure even more the last conference where we saw him preach-The Atlanta (September 2009) conference and it’s attending blessings to many. I especially cherish his personal words to me in the lunchroom during this period. Those words have never left me ever since. We thank God for the times he came to Atlanta to share fellowship with us. Our children remember and miss the wonderful testimonies given by him from time to time as he preached. He always gave his all to the service of God and God’s people traveling around some dark corners of the world with the gospel of the kingdom with tremendous zeal. His voice radiated an electrifying passion for the things of God. We had told him in the past how his life imparted some of the persons in Nigeria he never even met.

He and his wife Sis Mavis endured hardness as good soldiers of Christ in the work of the ministry even in their old age. May we be challenged to emulate his passion for God’s glory as we do our part in the new phase of the work in God’s kingdom.

We ask God to console all our hearts and recover from the shock at this time, Amen
George/Comfort Fejokwu
Atlanta, USA

Bro. Cec left an indelible mark in our lives and we will ever miss him - Ada & Willie Ucheya, Lagos, Nigeria

Dear brother Gary,

Pa ducille, as my wife usually called him, meant so much to us as a family, my wife Ada and I and our children too that it is very difficult to adequately comment on his person.
In ministry life he taught us how to pursue with passion what he believed was of God. How to give ALL without reservation to God and His body for the work of ministry. Bro. Cec would make time for everybody and he listened to whatever one had to say. His humility in the midst of great and deep revelation of God and His plans touched us. He was always eager to receive ministry from a child once he discerns the Spirit in it. I remember speaking to him at the beginning of 2009 over the '2008 atomic war prophecy' and what I felt the Lord was saying, and he said,"Thank you brother, I have been greatly encouraged by this" He had such a childlike heart that always believed the best of everyone. He was always very eager to help in whichever way he could, financially and otherwise, that those who did not know much about him would think he had millions of dollars tucked away somewhere to back up every expression to help.
On family life, he and sister Mavis showed us a practical pattern of Godly marital relationship in which divine order reigned. There was such evident love and bonding that is beyond human outworking. We still remember some of the times they were here on a visit and he would after the stressful day's ministry, ask sister Mavis to just relax and rest while he gently and affectionately massaged her feet.

Bro. Cec left an indelible mark in our lives and we will ever miss him. We wished and hoped to have a great time of fellowship with him by next month's proposed visit. But God is sovereign and knows the best, so we submit to Him.
His home call is an opportunity for us who heard band studied him to now follow in his examples and run with the kingdom message. His departure has brought the church to a new phase of the work. The Lord help us.
__Ada & Willie Ucheya.
Lagos, Nigeria.

We rejoice to know your Brother is with the Creator - Mike & Priscilla Jacobson

Our condolences regarding Bro. Cecil duCille, we pray God provides you all with God's strength, peace and overcoming ability through his Word.

When one suffers, we all suffer. We suffer the loss of your Brother.
When one rejoices, we all rejoice. We rejoice to know your Brother is with the Creator and his wife.

God bless,
Mike & Priscilla Jacobson


Dear Bro. Gary,

With deep mixed feelings we received the news of the passing on to glory of our dear & beloved Pa Ducille.
We were just putting finishing touches to the itinerary of his proposed trip to Nigeria, coming December.
He will be greatly missed.
I recall with much nostalgia, the time the elders of the work in US & NIGERIA had with him on the last but one day of the Atlanta Conference- THAT GATHERING WAS VERY SIGNIFICANT AND PROPHETIC!
I never knew that was a parting meeting on this side, but it was a good & very memorable parting! That simple but deeply spiritual moment shall linger for good in our memories.
I rejoice in that he fought a good fight, finished his race & kept the faith.
To all our brethren in the US, we are with you in all these!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A rich blessing to all the body - Dotun/Rose Adegoke (Jo'burg, South Africa)

His ministry and example was a rich blessing to all the body. Our hearts go out to the North American brethren especially.

Nevertheless, Jesus reigns!

Dotun/Rose Adegoke
(Jo'burg, South Africa)

He has left sons who God will help to walk in those big shoes he has left behind - Uko Etuk NIGERIA

Hi Brother,

I realize this must a busy time for you and the other brethren over there in the US. Please be encouraged. He may not have left us much notice or we were not careful enough to pick up any hints that may have been dropped, now and again. But my strength in this development is that he has left sons who God will help to walk in those big shoes he has left behind. It calls for more dedication and more fellowship. GOD must help us. God must help us. For the journey is long and arduous.

Uko Etuk

He was a man that the Lord gifted - Keith Smith

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Cecil DuCille who passed away sometime Monday night/Tuesday morning amazingly it appears while on his knees praying before the Lord. Can’t think of a better way to go and in a twinkling of an eye be absent from the body and present with the Lord. I met Cecil a couple times but did not know him real well, but knew of his mighty walk with the Lord and powerful testimony. He was a man that the Lord gifted with prophetic words and teachings, and had just lost his wife of many years within the last 6 months I believe. It’s amazing that one day he knew in part and the next he knows fully like Paul’s words illustrate above. It can happen just like that, but what’s waiting on the other side of that last breath is determined by what choices you make here in this life. You don’t get a do over, so choose Jesus now. Brother DuCille loved and cherished his Savior Jesus Christ in this life and now is with Him face to face and back with his wife again also. Halellujah!

Have a blessed day!
Keith Smith

The vision is real, the message is true. He has overcome - Willy Ucheya NIGERIA

Hi Gary,
We bless God. There is excitement in the spirit and great jot in heaven over the home coming of one of God's great generals. Humanly speaking we want him around some more, but his home return is a sign and a testimony; the vision is real, the message is true. He has overcome. We too can. He believed it, preached it and lived it; so I have no excuse not too. This is the comfort brother.

Triumphal entry - Sadhu INDIA

Dear Brethren,

When I received news of Cecil's triumphal entry into everlasting glory from Timi Hyacinth my heart began to groan, groan and groaning just saying, Jesus,Jesus,Father as sitting before the throne. Without any knowledge I sent photographs of baptisms this time to George and to Cecil too. I was under great desire I should attend Sonlight gospel meetings in USA while Cecil is healthy.

Please let me know his last words if any.

Sadhu Sing

PA DuCILLE'S bright shining example will remain very inspiring to all - Hope Ovwah NIGERIA

OUR GOD WILL FULLY COMFORT AND CONSOLE US AND ALL THE CHURCH AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. PA DuCILLE'S bright shining example will remain very inspiring to all who knew him and to others who shall learn of him.

"Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."

Remain Ever Blessed!
Hope Ovwah

The call on his life spoke for itself - Eze & Ozichi NIGERIA

We are so so sad to hear this. We are not unaware of the impact this will have on the entire church world wide. Who else has a heart as large as his. He was a rallying point and the call on his life spoke for itself. An apostle whose ministry cut across countries and continents. We feel a deep sense of loss. We will always treasure his memory. We are glad to have known him. We are glad he knew us too. We are glad he's been to our home. We are glad he dedicated and blessed our hospital. We are glad for the end time message as he brought it. The soul must be conquered and Jesus must sit on the throne of our hearts indeed. Death too will be vanquished. We must be strong and very courageous!

God bless you Gary.

Bro Ducille slept in the Lord that same morning - Obi and Chioma Okpoechi - GABON, Africa

Dear Brother Gary,
The news of Bro Cec's passing came to us with an initial deep sense of sadness but we remain thankful to God for his life and ministry.
Recently, Bro Ducille had talked to us many times of his desire to visit and spend sometime with us in Gabon this November. He had asked us to pray the Lord to allow him come. We have been earnestly looking forward to his visit and waiting to receive some documents which he had mailed earlier on to us but was strangely returned to him.
On Tuesday morning ( 0700hrs Central African time ) 20th October, Obi saw on the computer that Bro Cec appeared to have come online suddenly on Skype . He wanted to call him immediately to find out how things were with him but an inner voice immediately stopped asked him not to disturb bro Ducille but let him rest. He checked the time and saw it must be wee hours of the morning in America and Bro Cec must be asleep. It was later that we received the news that Bro Ducille slept in the Lord that same morning.
We remember him today and always. The example of Bro Ducille's desire to live and walk in the spirit as the scriptures demands at all times is something Obi and I discuss ever so often and strive to emulate. Our lives and that of many others have been greatly impacted and blessed by his ministry and work and we remain thankful to God for giving Bro Ducille. We will amongst many things also remember his last years for his earnest desire and prayer that the Church of God walk in the unity of the Spirit of God in Christ Jesus.
We ascribe praise and greatness to the Lord our God whose work is perfect and all His ways are just and true.
Obi and Chioma Okpoechi
Gamba. Gabon

"Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace." Willie & Ada - NIGERIA

Dear Brother Gary,

Thanks for this news and we bless God for His great faithfulness. I have been meditating since yesterday after reading your mail and tried to get you on Skype.

It came as a shock, even though not as a total surprise. it was obvious to some of us that our beloved wonderful brother may not stay too long without Mavis. At least this much my wife Ada kept saying. But on a more serious note, after the Atlanta meeting, as brethren reported to me the way the meeting went and the comments brother Cec made, especially his plan to visit Nigeria to go round all the fellowship groups as he did in his early years in Nigeria, I immediately got a ministration that he was coming on a farewell visit. I believe it was the Lord who whispered to me that "If he makes it, that will be his last because he is coming home." My strong expectation was that he would come and give us great parting words. I never knew God has a different plan. I believe at the end of Atlanta meeting bro. Cec must have said, "Now letest Thou Thy servant depart in peace...."

I have this very strong impression in my spirit that God has placed a great responsibility upon some of us, especially the elders, at this time. It's time to really run with the work for there is time no more. Some very specific work of consolidation in oneness must be done swiftly in the body to prepare for the soon to come outpouring of the Spirit for the final harvest. There is great urgency in my spirit and I have been praying that the body will rise up to the task. We must move as one indivisible bread at this time. I pray that the Lord enlightens all to the task ahead. We need to pray more than ever before for the leadership of the body. His grace is sufficient. We shall not fail in Yeshua's Name. Amen!

God bless you brother.

Our dear brother slept peaceably in the Lord - Biola Adimula NIGERIA

Bro Gary,

the news came to us as shock especially since we were not informed of any previous suggestions of illness or weakness, but our dear brother slept peaceably in the Lord.

May God comfort his family members and the global church at large.

We are supporting every plan with prayers.

Biola Adimula

Such a treasure - Helen A

Just got wind of the news. Wow!! What a shock!! Bro Cecil duCille was such a treasure, a man who loved and served God all his days here on earth.

We thank God he is with the heavenly hosts as well as Mavis.


Helen A

He was passionate and never afraid to declare what ever word the Lord - Fred Adegoke NIGERIA

Dear Brother Gary,

Brother Cecil’s departure has created a very big vacuum that will be difficult to fill. His person, life, and ministry touched our lives in ways that words cannot express. His life and ministry radiated depth, courage, sacrifice, and commitment. He showed us what true spiritual leadership is all about. He spoke the truth in love. He was passionate and never afraid to declare what ever word the Lord gave to him.

He worked tirelessly for the unity of the brethren in Nigeria. He encouraged the brethren to reconcile by personally showing the way. He listened to every one, he loved everyone, and he prayed for everyone, he sacrificed for everyone.

Brother Cecil’s life is a lesson in faith, sacrifice, courage, tenacity, simplicity and love. His contact with us in Nigeria over the years has impacted our lives in ways that words cannot now begin to express.

This Great Apostle to the Nations is a lesson in triumph. His work here on earth is completed. The challenge is for us to pick up from where he stopped. May the Almighty God help us all – Amen.

Our prayers are with his immediate family.
Fred Adegoke

We loved him - Timi Hyacinth

Thank you so much for letting us know about Bro Ces' call to glory. I am both rejoicing and yet have touches of sadness. I complained to the Lord: "we loved him and he did not say goodbye". In my spirit I heard this scripture and I am comforted: " If there be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the spirit, if any bowel and mercies, fulfil ye my joy.."

Please read the whole text from Phillipians 2: 1-18 below:

Philippians 2
1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

God bless you,

In Christ,

Timi Hyacinth

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dear Brethren,

It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Brother Cecil duCille went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ this morning, October 20th, 2009. Just three weeks after his 87 birthday, and eleven months since the passing of his beloved Mavis. Although a shock to most of us, we rejoice in the sovereign will of Almighty God, knowing that precious in His sight is the death of his saints. We are so thankful for the many years of faithful ministry to the Lord. He and Mavis dedicated their lives to the Body of Christ, and we have all been eternally blessed by their sacrifice. He most certainly fought a good fight, finished his course, and kept the faith. There is therefore laid up for him a crown of righteousness. He is again with Mavis, and has now joined the ranks of the great cloud of witnesses. May the fruit of their labor continue to flourish in the earth until His glorious appearing.

Bro. Gary Sonmore