- 58 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 13, 1957
- Date of passing: Apr 29, 2016
|Let the memory of Yutthasa be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Yutthasa Sirikul, 57, born on July 13, 1957 and passed away on April 29, 2016. We will remember him forever.
"In his life and death, my very dear friend fit the Bible character whose name he chose. Genesis 5:24 reads, “Enoch walked faithfully with God and then he was no more, because God took him away” (NIV).
First, he walked faithfully with God in every dimension of his life—as husband, father, pastor, and leader. He faithfully walked with God, in "close relationship" as God’s companion. He pleased God (cf. Hebrews 11:5f) in the journey of his life.
Like his Bible character, our brother participated in the building of a city (Gen. 4:17) named after him. A part of the eternal city will be named after our brother, since people from Thailand, Asia, and the world will populate the eternal city because of his “building” into hundreds of leaders. His heart for his homeland brought him back to Bangkok. His vision and action at each National Congress was unmatched in faith, vision, and sacrifice. He did not live randomly, but walked intentionally for God's purposes.
Finally, like his Bible character, Rev. Enoch died at a younger age as compared to peers. He was "suddenly no more, because God took him away.” Old Testament Enoch’s story of God’s snatching him from the earth confirmed to the righteous that indeed there was eternal life and that they could have hope (Ps. 49:15; 73:24).
Moving the GProCongress venue to Bangkok, Thailand, would not have been possible without the immediate and lavish support of my dear friend and faithful servant of God. As chair of the Executive Board of Thailand Evangelism and Church Growth Committee, as well as that of Thailand Campus Crusade for Christ, he sent word for us to "bring it to Bangkok."
This man of deep faith, who led a national movement linking churches, agencies and missions, made measurable impact on his great nation of Thailand. He brought his national vision and personal connections to build the momentum of the GProCongress. A respected leader in government, business and nonprofit circles in the ASEAN region, Rev. Enoch Sirikul graciously took time to sow his life in the upcoming GProCongress. It was he who rallied around the Campus Crusade and the global Cru team for Congress preparations. Mysteriously, God had other plans for my friend Enoch. We grieve with you, Laya and Noel, and with the Thai Campus Crusade family.
"Now to our Lord Jesus Christ, who did and will do immeasurably and infinitely more than what Rev. Enoch Sirikul could ask or imagine, by His mighty power at work in his visionary and sacrificial life . . . to Him be glory in the church through all generations and through all of time." (cf. Eph. 3:20-21)
While I will not be able to understand the timing of his death, we know why: God wanted His friend with him and took him away. So I shall trust God’s judgment in the middle of my mourning. I will grieve with hope and work with purpose towards providing hope and eternal life to many.
Thank you Enoch, my brother, friend, and co-laborer, for walking with God, and showing me how to serve our Lord Jesus, His people and the world.
Your brother in the Lord Jesus,
"We were so sorry to hear of Pi Nok's passing. All Thai Christians have lost a wonderful leader and a man of great inspiration. We will miss his winsome character, his smile, and his jokes. Nok has left behind a rich spiritual legacy, as he led multitudes of students to Christ. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Noel during your time of grief. Nok will be greatly missed!"
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