We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8)
I just received word that A. J. Mithra passed away yesterday, Friday, January 31, 2014, of a cardiac arrest. They had the funeral today. A J was 54 and is survived by his wife and two children. He knew the Lord as his personal Saviour and we know that He is in the presence of the Lord.
I knew he has not sent many articles lately and when I contacted him recently, he told me that he was not feeling well. Here is an excerpt for that e-mail.
So many things had happened during the past few months.. Our son had a fall while playing basketball and developed a hairline crack. Then my wife’s vocal chord got so bad that she was asked to stop talking for two months.. She is still having pain and is on medical leave. Our daughter was down with fever and now since a week I’m unwell too.
Please keep A. J.’s family in your prayers as I know we will. His articles were always such a joy to receive and place on here. He had a way of watching birds and then coming up with his applications. It always made one stop and think, and then want to correct a behavior that the Lord might not be pleased with.
His articles are posted on his page here at: A J Mithra
I, personally am going to miss him greatly. We have become good friends over the years. He had recently gotten a nice camera and was having a great time photographing birds, which he loved. Here are a few from his Facebook page.
Here are some of his articles:
- American Goldfinch – The Latecomers..
- White-fronted Bee-eater – The Community Developer..
- Willow Flycatcher – The Solitary Singer
- Baya Weaver – The Model Church
- The Limpkin – Created Special..
- The Christmas Bird?
- Black Rosy Finch – The Grace Seeker..
- The Black-throated Sparrow – The Desert Dwellers
- Stop Flying Solo…
- Bar-tailed Godwit’s Self – Control..
- Fly Light…
- Is Eagle’s Weight Our Weight?
- Oriental White-eye – The Grace Seeker..