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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 1:46:25 to 1:51:35
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Edolphus Towns

1:46:21 to 1:46:42( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: north korean people can also be brought to an end. may it be so. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. towns: address the house for five minutes and revise and extend.

Edolphus Towns

1:46:25 to 1:51:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Edolphus Towns

1:46:43 to 1:47:07( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. towns: madam speaker, i rise today in honor of reverend timothy wright, a loving husband, a dedicated father, faithful pastor and compassionate humanitarian. grammy-nominated singer and come

Edolphus Towns

1:47:08 to 1:47:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: poser and also my dear friend. sadly, last week reverend wright, the founder of the grace tab rench rnacle christian center in brooklyn passed away. he suffered from complications resulting from a tragic traffic

Edolphus Towns

1:47:30 to 1:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: accident that claimed the life of his wife, grandson and of course the driver who hit his car hit on. despite his struggles against improbable odds, having undergone numerous surgeries,

Edolphus Towns

1:47:52 to 1:48:12( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: reverend wright maintained unwavering faith in his god even in the darkest hour. through his example he showed us that low -- although he was physically down, he was spiritly vibrant. committed to his professed calling in life, one of the

Edolphus Towns

1:48:13 to 1:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: reverend's main desires in his last days was to return to his brooklyn pulpit, where he could encourage his parishioners. i believe his ability to be selfless during great suffering evidenced in a man who treasured

Edolphus Towns

1:48:36 to 1:48:56( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: lo and lives that way as well. reverend wright understood and demonstrated that life is not defined by every day circumstances, nor is it about one's accomplishments. he defined life by his love for people. reverend wright's life was

Edolphus Towns

1:48:57 to 1:49:17( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: embodied in that example the way he treated people and the sacrifices he made for his family, hich brooklyn community. it was not uncommon to find him giving tirelessly for a charitable cause, lending an ear to someone in despair.

Edolphus Towns

1:49:18 to 1:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: and even extending personal resources to help anyone who needed him. he reached out to those society has thrown away. the reverend thought that adversity kept you humble and the sacrifice was made to demonstrate faith in god's promise.

Edolphus Towns

1:49:41 to 1:50:02( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: many of the world over will remember the surmountable feats he accomplished as a renouned music and. having released gospel albums over the span of his career, his songs of praise and worship were

Edolphus Towns

1:50:03 to 1:50:24( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: a blessing to all who had the opportunity to hear the testimonies he shared through his music. . from his son "testify" to his grammy-nominated album "come

Edolphus Towns

1:50:25 to 1:50:45( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: thou almighty king," his music touched many around the world. his final one was "jesus, jesus," it was a tremendous record and many people were able to purchase it. born and raised in brooklyn, the passing of reverend wright is a great loss to brooklynites

Edolphus Towns

1:50:46 to 1:51:08( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: and new york and the world over because of his humanitarian spirit and his dedicated life in terms of how he served people. he was a tireless advocate concerned about the everyday issues that strangled his fellow neighbors. he hoped for the things his community hoped for and cared

Edolphus Towns

1:51:09 to 1:51:30( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: ab parishioners cared about, family, friends, community. the immeasurable contributions and countless investments reverend wright made in the ves of people will outlive his time on this earth. now absent in life, he'll remain forever with us as his

Edolphus Towns

1:51:31 to 1:51:35( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: music, message, and legacy lives on.

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