I stopped by the Veterans Memorial on Interstate 89 the other day and picked up one of your memorial tracts in Jesse's Name.
It reminded me that I should be as much of a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ as Jesse still Is.
Thanks for the reminder and May God Bless.
posted by Robert Pupi
, United States
Nov 22nd, 2013 at 6:05PM
Dear Mr. & Mr. Strong,
I am a software developer, originally from India, who lived in New York City for 18 years before moving down to Charlotte in 2003 to commence studies at SES. I met Jesse in the Spring of 2004 in the Systematic Theology II(ST 502) class taught by Dr. Geisler, and enjoyed his company very much
I saw Jesse to be a kind young man, full of life. He showed me brotherly love in a practical way when he brought his vehicle to my apartment and picked up boxes and helped my family move to our newly purchased home, back in May 2004.
Jesse and I had several good conversations about the faith and what we thought we would do with our training. I remember him speaking to me about his experiences at Liberty University. But I remember especially one night a conversation with him about how Phillipians 3:8-11 had touched his life. I was saddened by the news of his passing, as he had truly touched my life.
I am thankful to God for letting our paths cross, so just wanted to send you this note.
posted by Prem Isaac
, Charlotte, NC
May 28th, 2013 at 8:19AM
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Strong,
I knew your son Jesse in college. He was a great man. I was thinking of him today and just wanted you to know I am grateful for his love of country and for his sacrifice. I remember talking with him about his decision to join the Marines. Then, as always, he was unselfish and noble. I remember Jesse most of all as a man of strong character.
His was a life well lived.
posted by Jeremy
May 27th, 2013 at 7:50PM
Dear Strong family, I knew Jesse from 1999-2003. As freshman at LU, he and I were next-door neighbors on dorm 9. We both went on to become RA's, so I saw him from time to time during our junior and senior years. I was remembering him today when I came upon this website. Just tearfully sat through the video of Jesse's life in photos. Thanks so much for sharing that. I said to my wife, "I'm here now with a wife and 4 kids; it doesn't seem fair that he died so young." She responded, "Yeah, but he's in Heaven right now." What a great reminder of the God we serve. So glad to have known Jesse and want you to know that there are people out in the world who still remember him and honor his (and yours) sacrifice. May God bless you on this Memorial Day.
posted by Dan Stone
, Lancaster, PA
May 27th, 2013 at 7:16PM
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Strong,
Just wanted you to know that Jesse is remembered today on this Memorial day. I worked with Jesse when he worked for the Postal Service in Lynchburg, Va. He was a lovely man and I know that today is a sad and bittersweet day for you. The Lynchburg Plant has moved its mail operations to Roanoke. I remember Jesse as a wonderful worker, strong faith in Christ and a son that any parent would be proud to have. Just wanted you to know that Jesse has not been forgotten and his memory lives on in those whose lives he touched.
posted by Sue Hamlett
, pamplin, VA
May 27th, 2013 at 5:25AM