In Memory of Gaston Kisile Kamangu(1964 - 2016)

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Name
Gaston Kamangu
Spouse
Claudine Muhungu
Children
Destine, Fortune, Josue, Sarafina, Berthina, Martin, Benedicte, Rachel, Andrico, Alliance and Marina
Birth Date
August 28, 1964
Blessing Date
August 25, 1992
Ascension Date
September 3, 2016  
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Our beloved and dear brother, Gaston Kisile Kamangu, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, ascended to the spirit world on September 3, after a battle with Cancer. Gaston joined our movement in 1990 in the Congo and took on various leadership roles and responsibilities since then. He has been dedicated to teaching the Divine Principle ever since moving to the USA in 2013. He is loved and cherished by his family and many friends in his local and international community.

He is survived by his wife Claudine Muhungu, and his children: Destine, Fortune, Josue, Sarafina, Berthina, Martin, Benedicte, Rachel, Andrico, Alliance and Marina.

Let us join together and support Gaston's family during this important and special time, and offer our prayers for his victorious transition to a glorious new life in the spiritual world.

Following is a biography from Rev. David Kasbow, Pastor of the Detroit Family Church, and information about the Seonghwa ceremony.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ki Hoon Kim
Continental Director

​Dr. Michael Balcomb
President

Gaston Kisile Kamangu was born as the second child of three children on August 28, 1964 to Alphonse & Mayemba Kamangu. He was brought up in the Catholic faith.  However, as he grew he set out on his own to search for the truth.  After he was married to his wife Claudine Muhungu he visited the Pentecostal church she served in but did not like it.  In 1990 he met the Unification Church. He knew this was what he was looking for.  He joined first and then his wife.  Together they began dedicating their lives to serving God.  They took part in the 30,000 couples blessing on August 25, 1992.  He soon took on leadership roles in the church.  He served as the State/Provincial Pastor in Katanga Province of Congo for 12 years, and 7 years as the local pastor in the city of Kalemie.  He also worked for the International and Inter-religious Federation and Universal Peace Federation.

He is the father of 11 children: Destine, Fortune, Josue, Sarafina, Berthina, Martin, Benedicte and Rachel (biological), Andrico, Alliance and Marina (adopted) and was a father figure to Belinda, Florence, Kahinga and Johari and many more.  Mr. Kisile is a great man who really walked the path of the will of our Heavenly Parent.  His lifestyle has been a living testimony for his family, friends and relatives.  He dedicated his life for the sake of others in all aspects of life.  We will always remember him for his strong will and his vertical life of faith.

He came to America on December 3, 2013.  After establishing his family in Grand Rapids, he began a Divine Principle study program.  Each night when he came home from work, he taught about the Divine Principle to guests who came to his home.  He was diagnosed with sarcoma, a very aggressive cancer, in November of 2015.  He had great faith as he battled the disease.  However, God called him to the spiritual world on September 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  As he made his transition he was surrounded by his family singing his favorite song, “Song of Victory.”  He will be greatly missed by his wife, his family and friends, members of Family Federation for World Peace & Unification around the world and specifically in Michigan.  Our love for him is eternal.

Seonghwa Ceremony

The Seonghwa Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 10, at 11:00 AM, at the Kentwood Community Church:

1200 60th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Donations and condolences can be sent to the family in care of Traudi Craig:

7515 Jackson St., Warren, MI 48091 (Checks made to Destine Kisile)

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
11:00 AM
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Location
Kentwood Community Church: 1200 60th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Comments (11)

  • Christian

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    Let his soul rests in peace.
    I know this Dad like many others , to be a gentleman. He was a man of very great faith and conviction. Always available and ready to serve. This is assuredly one of our hero who has gone in . I just pray Heaven to grant him a special place alongside all the others who went before him, and who constitute the vast sphere of unification:

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  • Etienne KADIMA Kabongo

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    I am deeply touched by the ascent of pastor Gaston Kisile. I lived is joining in the unification family and its rapid development in the faith as member and leader. We still need him here and also in Michigan. Fate has decided otherwise we will continue to love him forever.

    He believed, taught life in the spiritual world.

    May he rest in peace. We will meet again in our eternal world.

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  • Dominic & Seraphine

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    We feel sick, We feel low, We feel depressed and We feel sad – when We think about how We will miss you. We feel miserable, We feel unwell, We feel down and We feel lonely. When We think about how life will be without You. However Your memories are what remain after you are depart. Brother we wish, you succeed in all your steps and fly high. Please never be sad for what’s leaving behind, keep the past in memories and embrace the new beginning. Brother We love you and We are saying Goodbye to you…Goodbye!

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  • Jean Gomis

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    Rest In Peace, Gaston. Thanks for your hard work for Heavenly Parent and True Parents.

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  • Jacques Marion

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    Merci Kisile d’avoir montré l’exemple par ta vie de dévouement envers Dieu et les Vrais Parents, au Congo et enfin aux Etats-Unis.

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  • Johanna

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    It was my greatest honor to meet Gaston and his wife a few month before his passing. Their every moment’s attention to each others needs, their spontanious sharing of their love for God and True Parents and their life of attendance and faith with others…..I have never witnessed to that extent before. What a beautiful victorious life for God and True Parents! Thank you Gaston!

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  • Fabrice

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    Thank you Papa Kisile for your hard work and dedication to HP and TPs. Physically, you will miss us a lot. But through your children we will always remember you. I am convinced that you have another mission there.

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  • Leroy ( EX. Lunga Bijou )

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    Congratulations pastor K. Gaston for your recognition by Rev. Pastor Jacques Marion ( the former BRAVE national
    pastor of the Great Congo ) as devoted leader in God’s Providence. True Father is very happy for all his faithful
    children.

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  • LOUIS MUAMBA

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    Papa KISILE Gaston , nous te sommes reconnaissant pour les loyaux services que vous avez rendu à notre nation en general et en particulier à la province du katanga , vos sages conseils et ceux de Maman claudine au moment qu’on etait ensemble les leaders provinciaux resonnent toujours en moi . Nous ne t’oubliorons jamais , courage à Maman Claudine et à tous les enfants

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  • edwin plekhanov

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    Dear brother you have been the Good Father Husband Brother and Son Thanks for your hard work.
    Edwin

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  • Kanyong kisile

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    Dad I can’t believe you are gone for me it’s just like you went for a mission and you will call us and come back after some months or a year but this is not the same. I really miss you. We can feel your absence in the house especially hdk time were you could explain clearly the principle to us. Dad you are a hero to alot, I am thankful to God and true parents for giving us a father like you. Dad one thing I will always remember from you is ” my children always ask yourself if God and true parents are happy of what you doing” I miss your words, smile and our conversation dad!!. I know this was the time we really needed you physically but it seems like this is the most important time God need you there.. I will always miss you dad. Dad you are a hero on earth and I know you will be also there. Rest in peace dad 💖💖💖

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