ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Enoch Yuttasak Sirikul, 58, born on July 13, 1957 and passed away on April 29, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Bryce Johnson on April 13, 2020
What a blessing to have all of you uniquely in our lives... A "normal" trip to LA from Dallas in October of 2003 brought Nook and I together, that would change our lives forever. 
Sitting in 12A, with 12B open next to me on an early Monday morning American flight to LA from Dallas, they were just about to close the door when Nook stepped on the flight and made his way back to his seat. I was thinking that I was going to have 3 hours with an empty seat next to me, but what I didn't know was that God had a divine appointment set up for us! Within minutes we were making a connection, as I asked him if he had seen Billy Graham over the weekend. It was Rev Graham's last trip around the country and a person just ahead of us was reading the paper with a big picture and story of his visit. Nook said no, he was in town meeting with his supporters and the local church that had been sponsoring him.  To my surprise, this was the door opener to an even bigger surprise to come. Tracy and Blake and I had been out of town for the weekend and didn't attend church that Sunday, so in a brief moment, I wondered if I should ask what church he had visited, knowing that there were hundreds that he could have mentioned! I asked anyway... "what church were you speaking at yesterday?" He said, "Benttree Bible Fellowship"... and that's when God smiled, touch me and I reached out and took Enoch's hand and said "there is much more going on here than we know brother, we are members of Benttree but were out this weekend, so we missed seeing you." Well that brought out the power of God and Holy Spirit even more, as HE had the two of us engaged like we were brothers that hadn't seen each other in years. Even those sitting around us were catching a bit of our conversation and recognizing that there was something special happening in row 12 of the flight!! For the next three hours God spoke through us and loved us as HE was right there sitting with us! Nook shared the 10 year plan for the Country and all that God had planned for the different provinces and regions throughout, jotted down on a napkin. What a blessing to be a small part of HIS work in each one of us, even thousands of miles away... Even now I can't control the tears, fully appreciating this unique friendship that was just beginning. When we arrived in LA we walked to the rental car desk together, as I was going my way and Nook was making good use of a 12 hour layover before flying home to Bangkok. We hugged like brothers and agreed that we would be seeing each other soon and "your family will be with my family in Bangkok someday soon!" Several years later his words became true, as we experienced the love of the Thai people, his ministry and one of the most precious memories that we have of God's love and His unique and powerful ability to connect us when we're ready, willing and available! We are blessed...
I am so happy and so pleased to be able to share this here, as we celebrate the life of Enoch and all that God has done and CONTINUES to do through His life! We love you Laya and Noel and can't wait to see you again... Love of Christ through us to each of you from Texas...
Posted by Ramesh Richard on May 5, 2016
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,
ramesh
Posted by Suthee Thumasathit on May 2, 2016
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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Posted by Bryce Johnson on April 13, 2020
What a blessing to have all of you uniquely in our lives... A "normal" trip to LA from Dallas in October of 2003 brought Nook and I together, that would change our lives forever. 
Sitting in 12A, with 12B open next to me on an early Monday morning American flight to LA from Dallas, they were just about to close the door when Nook stepped on the flight and made his way back to his seat. I was thinking that I was going to have 3 hours with an empty seat next to me, but what I didn't know was that God had a divine appointment set up for us! Within minutes we were making a connection, as I asked him if he had seen Billy Graham over the weekend. It was Rev Graham's last trip around the country and a person just ahead of us was reading the paper with a big picture and story of his visit. Nook said no, he was in town meeting with his supporters and the local church that had been sponsoring him.  To my surprise, this was the door opener to an even bigger surprise to come. Tracy and Blake and I had been out of town for the weekend and didn't attend church that Sunday, so in a brief moment, I wondered if I should ask what church he had visited, knowing that there were hundreds that he could have mentioned! I asked anyway... "what church were you speaking at yesterday?" He said, "Benttree Bible Fellowship"... and that's when God smiled, touch me and I reached out and took Enoch's hand and said "there is much more going on here than we know brother, we are members of Benttree but were out this weekend, so we missed seeing you." Well that brought out the power of God and Holy Spirit even more, as HE had the two of us engaged like we were brothers that hadn't seen each other in years. Even those sitting around us were catching a bit of our conversation and recognizing that there was something special happening in row 12 of the flight!! For the next three hours God spoke through us and loved us as HE was right there sitting with us! Nook shared the 10 year plan for the Country and all that God had planned for the different provinces and regions throughout, jotted down on a napkin. What a blessing to be a small part of HIS work in each one of us, even thousands of miles away... Even now I can't control the tears, fully appreciating this unique friendship that was just beginning. When we arrived in LA we walked to the rental car desk together, as I was going my way and Nook was making good use of a 12 hour layover before flying home to Bangkok. We hugged like brothers and agreed that we would be seeing each other soon and "your family will be with my family in Bangkok someday soon!" Several years later his words became true, as we experienced the love of the Thai people, his ministry and one of the most precious memories that we have of God's love and His unique and powerful ability to connect us when we're ready, willing and available! We are blessed...
I am so happy and so pleased to be able to share this here, as we celebrate the life of Enoch and all that God has done and CONTINUES to do through His life! We love you Laya and Noel and can't wait to see you again... Love of Christ through us to each of you from Texas...
Posted by Ramesh Richard on May 5, 2016
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,
ramesh
Posted by Suthee Thumasathit on May 2, 2016
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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