In Memory of Armi Sirkkala-Barnes(1954 - 2018)

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Name
Armi Sirkkala-Barnes
Children
Erick
Birth Date
August 1, 1954
Blessing Date
July 1, 1982
Ascension Date
January 23, 2018  

Following is a testimony by Seija Sirkkala-Eck, Armi's younger sister.

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Armi Sirkkala-Barnes was born August 1954 in Lapland, Finland as the ninth child of a lively family of 12 children.

She was a very sensitive child and had many intensive experiences. She left Lapland after finishing schooling in economics and looked for work in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

She was interested in spirituality and got to know a Finnish Unificationist named Gülen Bedredti, one of the first Unificationists in Finland, at her workplace at a bank. She asked many questions, until Gülen told her she was a member of the Unification Movement. Armi was at once interested in joining the movement went to a church center. After two months of lectures, in 1974, she joined the movement. Her younger sister, Seija Sirkkala-Eck from Karlsruhe, Germany, joined one year later. Together they started a church center with Kaarina Jäger in Lahti, the fourth center in Finland. Armi worked as a pioneer in other cities as well from 1976 to 1977, including Turku, Jyväskylä, and Helsinki. She did fundraising in Finland selling handmade cards, and in 978 went to London to join the Home Church providence with the Finnish members in Newcastle.

In 1978, Roy Barnes of Wales and Armi were matched for engagement in London and received the Marriage Blessing at Madison Square Garden on July 1, 1982. Roy and Armi stayed in America and were active in many areas, including fundraising and missionary work. They then went to California, where they got a green card and resided permanently in America. They have a son, Erick, and had a daughter who ascended two weeks after birth. In the later years of her life, Armi became seriously ill in her kidneys and heart, but still took care of her husband, who was also sick at home for two years. Caring for both herself and her husband, she could feel her energy diminishing by autumn of 2017.

Armi stayed connected with her family in Finland through Facebook, as she could not go home to Finland due to health and financial reasons.

Armi ascended to the spirit world on January 23, 2018, due to health problems.


Comments (8)

  • Keith P McCarthy

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    God’s Armi. Bless you sister, you and your family are heroes.

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  • Martin Kampitch

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    God Bless you, Armi… I have fond memories of you . You can rest now.

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  • Marius Henry

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    Last Saturday , I was on a blind date , to hear a prosperity Gospel of a multi level marketing
    I am a change man by the vision 20/20 of direct Revelation 22:1 and came out of the meeting “safe ” now reading a testimony by Seija Sirkkala-Eck about her elder sister , I can only think good about Armi ,well done , may Joy Joy filled the Heart of the remnant of the New Earth ,that she is in good hands and in the Four Arms of a Glorious ,returning as Ami to the Dispensation of the Divine Providence , the Great Greater co-mission of our God is now a Mighty Fortress again and Forth Israel for the First Time after God Coronation of 1/13/2001
    She is Prodigal Parent

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  • Mary Cordill

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    What a beautiful sister and such a life of devotion to Heaven. I pray for your peaceful transition, and I send my love and prayers of comfort to your whole family….

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  • David Miller

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    My dear sister Armi, I can never forget your beautiful smile and cheerful spirit during our time on IOWC and later in Helena, MT. I’m forever grateful to have known you! May you find joy, peace and love together with your wonderful husband, Roy.

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  • Ginger

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    Hello Armi, can’t remember where or when but somewhere in the US I met you and seeing your photo makes me recall warm and fond memories of your sweet and loving spirit. Sending prayers for your transition into new life and family members left behind. God bless you.

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  • Gunnard Z. Johnston, Jr

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    God bless Armi in eternal embrace of true love.

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  • Jason Chide

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    God Bless beautiful sister. Shine bright in Heaven. Say hi to True Father.

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