With the home call of Rose Olsen Vetland to be with Christ, the church of Jesus Christ on earth has lost a truly gracious lady. She adorned the doctrine she professed with a life of godliness.
Rose O-V (as she was affectionately known in Freeschool Court) was a Londoner who came to faith in Christ when young through the witness of an evangelical Anglican church. She and her late husband Kelvin were a great team. For many years they worked together as wardens of Bryntirion House, first when it was solely the main office of the EMW and then when it became the home of ETCW. Rose continued to work there after the latter became WEST and also helped out in the EMW bookshop. Latterly she worked as a volunteer in the gardens at Bryntirion, now home to Union School of Theology.
She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and had a great burden that others would know him. This burden was expressed in her prayers, as well as in her tireless work at the Mums and Toddlers. She had a capacity for friendship and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her.
Our thoughts and prayers are particularly with her family and especially her children and grandchildren. ‘“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labour, for their deeds will follow them.”’