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Ugandan Diaspora Memorial: In Loving Memory of Paul Kim

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Posted May 28, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 53,865 views

     

By Olivia Kim, UK | August 7th ~ A memorial Letter ~ “THREE LONG MONTHS!”

It is three long months today since you’ve been gone. Three months ago (May 7th), Paul Kim; our friend, son, brother, uncle, my loving husband, and daddy to our daughter, Kisha, went to be with the LORD. As each day comes and each day goes, we remember him with tears, with laughter, and with joy. I know that God gave me an opportunity to share my life with him to the maximum.

The LORD has continued to show his love, comfort, and joy to us through all of you that continue to love us, call us, stop-by, encourage me, laugh with me, and more so – show so much love and care to our little girl. I know that the future is bright because the LORD is light.

I would like to share with you these pictures, especially, for those of you that were unable to go with us to lay Paul in his final resting place. The grave has finally been completed and sealed with a picture of his handsome face hanging on the tombstone.

Again, I would like to take this moment to THANK YOU SO MUCH for your prayers and contributions towards bringing Paul home and for giving him such an honorable burial.

He rests in peace in heaven, seated with Jesus Christ at the right hand of God the Father, singing Holy, Holy, Holy, to the Father.

Someday, we will see you again my love, when we too come home to our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE THINGS HE HAS DONE……..

Philippians 3:20-21
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the LORD Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself”.

Sincerely, Olivia Kim

 

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Dear Friends, thank you so much for coming out to say a final farewell to Paul Kim. Friends and family turned out in great numbers to say goodbye to our brother and friend. Paul and Olivia Kim’s families wish to extend their sincere gratitude for the love you have shown. Thank you to all that contributed to transport our son from the US to Uganda, and to all those that made the funeral and burial of Paul Kim in Uganda a memorable event. We love you and pray blessings on you and your families. Paul was a great man and he taught us to love unconditionally, do please take the time to carry on that banner of first love. God Bless you all.

 

PAUL KIM FUNERAL/BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Thursday 26th, Vigil in Naguru (Paul & Olivia’s home): 7PM
Friday 27th, Service at Watoto Church formerly KPC (Central): 10 AM
Saturday 28th, Burial in Mbale – Bukhaweka (Manafwa District): 12PM

TRANSPORT INFORMATION
A Post Bus is available for friends who would like to travel to Mbale for burial on Saturday, May 28th.
Round trip: 30,000shs
Location: Watoto Church Central (KPC) parking yard
Departure: Exactly 7AM
For booking and payment: Post Office (Post Buses Office). Contact the manager Muganzi – 077-2-35 74 27 or 070-4-89 79 49

Please note that the bus capacity is 66 passengers. “First-come, first-served”. If demand is high, another bus will be availed.
For more info/questions regarding burial/transport arrangements, please contact Peter Wakooli 078-2-92 34 74 or 070-1-92 34 75 or 075-3-92 34 74.

JOURNEY BACK TO UGANDA: Paul and Olivia Kim’s family extend their sincere gratitude to all the Diaspora community, family and friends that contributed and made it possible for Paul’s body to be returned to Uganda for burial. The casket containing Paul’s remains arrived safely to Uganda. Thank you for sending our brother and friend home to us to bid farewell.

UK UPDATE: Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who made the Paul Kim memorial service held on Saturday 21st of May at Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, London possible. Ronald Mugga, LCF choir, Robert Wood, Ken Sabwe Serukenya, Emma Emmanuel M. Ruk, Firstlove guys..(ur tributes cracked me up), James D Brown(wow! that was a touching speech) Jossy Shalita, and everyone that brought in refreshments.. THANK YOU! Cynthia & Sasha.

Here are some photos from the UK memorial Service:


A Thank You Note from Olivia Kim ~ “Glory be to the Lord!!!!! Am sitted in my bedroom writting this note to you with a wide smile and enormous joy in my heart knowing that a few hours ago my husbands body was Airbone to Uganda.

This has been a collective effort of all of you who know the Kims and those who dont and for that reason even saying thank you for contributing to this cause is not enough. I can only tell the Lord to bless each of you for your kindness, giving, prayers and moral support.

When paul passed on on the 7th of May, I walked out of the ICU room and asked the Lord for 2 things:
1. Take me back home to be able to say farewell to my husband at his burial despite the situation of being 39 weeks pregnant.
2. Open the heavens and pour a blessing for Paul’s body to go back to Uganda in one piece so that he can have an honourable farewell to his resting place as a son of God.
The lord granted me both these desires and for that reason I thank him for his faithfulness.

My days and months ahead are in the Lords hands. Me and Kisha we shall live each day trusting the Lord to take us through.

Paul’s life even in death has continued to be a testimony and has challenged all of us to live our lives with purpose and touch those around us with the little we can.

EACH ONE TOUCH ONE WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST AND WE SHALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE……”

PAUL KIM ~ UK MEMORIAL SERVICE
By Robert Wood; UK Paul Kim memorial service is being held today Saturday 21st May at Liberty Christian Fellowship Church at 4pm (Start).

The body of the late Paul Kim Mwanga who died May 7th, 2011 departed the US aboard Ethiopian Airlines at Washington Dulles Airport on Friday May 20th, 2011 and was due to arrive at Entebbe Airport on Saturday May 21st 2011 at 1:30p. At the Airport to see Paul Kim off were Isaac (Paul Kim’s brother) and his wife Beth, Jacquiline Wamono and Ronnie Mayanja. Paul Kim is survived by a widow Olivia Kim and a newly born baby daughter he never lived to see Kishia Kim. A very special thanks to all those who contributed and helped in the fundraising efforts to repatriate Paul’s remains back to Uganda.

 

Friends, here is the program for burial arrangements in Uganda, God willing: Paul’s body will arrive in Uganda this Saturday (21st). It will be stored in the mortuary at Uganda Funeral Services until Thursday (26th). On Thursday night (26th), the body will be taken to Olivia and Paul’s house in Naguru for vigil. A funeral service will be held on Friday (27th) at KPC followed by burial on Saturday (28th) in Mbale.

Remembering Paul Kim and showing love to Olivia Kim ~ Photos from the Paul Kim’s (RIP) Memorial Concert .May 17, 2011. Paul will be remembered for his love and his contribution to the music industry in Uganda. This concert was a celebration and a tribute from the First love music family and other Ugandan musicians who have experienced the compassion that Paul extended to them.


DONATION LINK ADDED: UPDATE ~ PAUL KIM FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ~ By Olivia Kim ~ Dear Friends, thank you, thank you, thank you so much!! for your outpouring of love for Paul Kim and his widowed wife, Olivia Kim and baby Gal. This has been an amazing show of support from the community. We couldn’t have done it without you. Paul’s Body will start its journey back to Uganda for burial. Please keep Olivia in your prayers. Humbled. $10,000 Dollar Goal Achieved.

In Loving Memory of Paul Kim: DONATION Update ~ NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, UK, US & CANADA ~ Thank you so much for your Love! Total Contributions from CASH, Paypal & IndieGoGo, Minus Fees ~ $10,000.00

If you wish to donate some more please use the paypal link or this Additional Donation Link at IndieGoGo: http://www.indiegogo.com/In-Loving-Memory-of-Paul-Kim-Fundraiser-Final-Push

If you are in the UK and wish to continue helping, please get in touch with James D Brown on +7931153319 or Sasha on +2082657945. Any little helps.. Cynthia Ann





“If you are in Uganda and want to write a Cheque or deposit money towards Paul’s burial please use the following details: Account Name: First Love Limited, Account Number: 011 2540341800, Bank: DFCU. For Mobile Money: 0772 462 859 Or get in touch with Nick Myres. Every little amount helps..” Cynthia Ann Richesse

By Olivia Kim ~ Dear Friends, Paul was admitted into the ER last Thursday, April 28th complaining of headache and high fever. Suspecting that he had malaria due to having traveled from Africa recently, he was given quinine tablets while awaiting other tests, including the malaria test, which was negative. As a side effect of the malaria medication, he developed vomiting.

Two days later he started experiencing shortness of breaths. The doctors realized that he had aspired some of the vomit into his lungs causing severe infection. They immediately put him under close monitoring in the ICU and placed him in a medically induced coma in order to effectively treat the infection while on the mechanical breathing ventilator.

The doctors did their best to treat the infection but Paul’s body did not respond as expected. We love Paul very much, but God loves him more and has decided to take him home. In the end, not our will but God’s PERFECT will has been done.

Many of you dear friends responded to the call for prayer and fasting while Paul was in the hospital. You encouraged me and stood with me when Paul and I needed you the most. Thank you very much!

Paul lived a full life. He loved his GOD!!! He was a great husband and wonderful dad to his soon to be born daughter. He impacted many people especially through his music with the band, First Love gospel group. Today, we celebrate Paul’s life because his life was all about LOVE!

Paul will be laid to rest in Uganda. We shall keep you posted on the funeral plans in the upcoming few days.

Sincerely,
Olivia Kim

For information on how to help with funeral arrangements, please contact:
In Uganda: Nicholas Mayanja
+256-772-826732

In UK: Sasha Kasujja
sashkasujja@gmail.com
+447952988728

In the USA: Jacque Hustead
Jhustead2007@yahoo.com
410-980-3145


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Ugandan Diaspora News Team

Ugandan Diaspora News Online is an independent, non political news portal primarily aimed at serving Ugandans who work and reside outside Uganda. Our aim is to be a one stop shop for everything Ugandan and the celebration of our Ugandan heritage.

96 Comments


 
 

  1.  
    Aloysius Beebwa

    This is very sad and tragic. And on top of all passing away so far from home. May God strengthen Olivia and those dear to the late Paul. May he look after us from above and intercede for Uganda which seems to be at crossroads.

    Aloysius B

    County Rusheenyi,
    Ntungamo District,
    Uganda




  2.  
    chizzo

    Gosh it is so so sad to hear such depressing news….!!!May his soul rest in peace and the good Lord comfort you and the rest of the family…!!our prayers are with you all..!




  3.  

    Am at loss for words, Olivia may you find peace and courage from the Almighty. I know he has great plans for you. Paul you will be missed and may the Good Lord give us direction during this very difficult time as we caome to terms with his passing. RIP Paul. We love you..




  4.  
    josephine mayanja-nkangi

    Olivia, Romans 8:26-end. The Word has a way of saying just the right thing, so that’s where I’m directing you.

    Paul, now you can wear your dancing shoes permanently:-). I will miss you.

    Love you lots, Olivia. I’m a phone call away if you need me.

    Joe




  5.  
    kats

    Bro Paul,
    i willnot forget about the time you used to drum….eeehhh…at times when i was low in spirit you uplifted me when you played those drums. to me you are still the best drummer that i have known becuase you played the drums with the Spirit…




  6.  

    Paul was a great inspiration to many young people through his music. Be strong. He is now in a better place.




  7.  
    Racheal Kyalimpa

    Olivia may the good lord comfort you. Paul lies in a better place and is watching over you. R.I.P. Paul.




  8.  
    micah

    R.I.P Paul…olivia we pray for you and your family




  9.  
    Rev. Jessica Nakawombe

    My condolences to Olivia, your families, relatives and friends. I don’t think that I knew Paul Kim, but I am saddened by his sudden passing. It is sad to lose a loved one and in their prime of life. May He fill the emptiness he has left in your hearts and lives. May God our Lord, Jehovah Jireh, our Provider provide all what is needed for his final ceremony on earth.

    “Show me, LORD, my life’s end
    and the number of my days;
    let me know how fleeting my life is.
    You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
    the span of my years is as nothing before you.
    Everyone is but a breath,
    even those who seem secure. Psalm 39:4-5

    Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
    E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
    Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
    Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee!

    Obwobudde bw’obulamu buwungeera
    Sso siraba noomu anambeera




  10.  
    Irynn Luhgira Kangyeyo

    May God rest his Soul in Peace.

    Irynn
    Edmonton, Canada




  11.  
    Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho

    Dear Olivia, Paul is with the Lord, we miss him but we shall join him one day. The bible says preciuos in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. At this point it feels like life is not worth living but the lord is faithful and he will comfort and hold your hand. Take it one day at a time, He is your strength. We shall be praying for you and the baby.




  12.  
    Prossy

    Paul may your soul rest in internal peace.and Oliva take hera my dia because its God who gives and takes.wishing you strength and comfort.




  13.  
    Tony Tongoi

    Olivia, words however kind can not mend your heartache. My prayer is that every word & message of comfort shall go someway in alleviating the grief that we all, but especially you, bear. May our good Lord comfort & overshadow you & baby Keisha.




  14.  
    Mirembe -Nalongo Nsubuga e sweden

    Hi Olivia and baby Kisha Kim, I am sad about the sudden depature of Paul. God Almighty is All-Knowing and may He receive all the glory and honour and praise.I think God is a gardener, He comes every day to His garden to pic flowers to put in His flower vas, He makes sure He pics the best flowers to take home with Him, This time, He picked -flower paul kim- wow… beautiful flower, sweet smelling with all the nice colours… e e .
    I can never forget those days when Paul and the First Love group came to sweden a couple of times in my church. At my home we had beautiful moments of testimonies, prayers and accapella praises. My family and I will miss you Paul, I promise to lift Olivia and Kisha in my prayers until we all meet in heaven. with deepest sympathy. mirembe e sweden.




  15.  
    Mirembe -Nalongo Nsubuga e sweden

    Psalms 46 v1 to olivia




  16.  
    Robert Musinguzi

    Paul -RIP.

    Olivia- this world will always remain a transit area- keep your eyes on the final destination- where- if we faint not- we will meet Paul,in Glory.Robert




  17.  
    Lwanga Charles

    Dear Olivia, am short of words;I was expecting Paul around this time here in China. May he RIP !! and may the Lord strengthen you..




  18.  

    Very sorry, good thing Paul went to be in heaven.




  19.  
    Richard T

    I only met Paul about a month & abit ago at a PhotoShoot at the Serena in Kla, he was so polite,calm & always making sure every1 was ok…..it was so sad 2hear tht u’d left us may u rest in peace & may the good Lord comfort ur family & friends……?!?




  20.  
    Paul Nkangi

    Very sad…. Only God’s guidance will keep you strong and focussed. Keep it up…




  21.  
    kats

    PAUL Thank you for being the light that has shone in many of our lives.till we meet again




  22.  
    David Wasike

    Paul God is very proud of youand He has invited you to His kingdom,thank you for serving Him,Olivia,God will take care of you and you shall overcome




  23.  
    Sarah

    Didn’t know Paul but was touched by his stories. Olivia, I was moved by your strenght & courage. Amazing woman. Hang in there love the almighty will guide you & little Keisha. Loads of love to you & your family.




  24.  
    OLIVIA KIM

    To the UNAA TIMES Family:

    Glory be to the Lord!!!!! Am sitted in my bedroom writting this note to you with a wide smile and enormous joy in my heart knowing that a few hours ago my husbands body was Airbone to Uganda.
    This has been a collective effort of all of you who know the Kims and those who dont and for that reason even saying thank you for contributing to this cause is not enough. I can only tell the Lord to bless each of you for your kindness, giving, prayers and moral support.

    When paul passed on on the 7th of May, I walked out of the ICU room and asked the Lord for 2 things:
    1. Take me back home to be able to say farewell to my husband at his burial despite the situation of being 39 weeks pregnant.
    2. Open the heavens and pour a blessing for Paul’s body to go back to Uganda in one piece so that he can have an honourable farewell to his resting place as a son of God.
    The lord granted me both these desires and for that reason I thank him for his faithfulness.

    My days and months ahead are in the Lords hands. Me and Kisha we shall live each day trusting the Lord to take us through.

    Paul’s life even in death has continued to be a testimony and has challenged all of us to live our lives with purpose and touch those around us with the little we can.

    EACH ONE TOUCH ONE WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST AND WE SHALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE……




  25.  
    OLIVIA KIM

    To The Facebook Family:

    Glory be to the Lord!!!!! Am sitted in my bedroom writting this note to you with a wide smile and enormous joy in my heart knowing that a few hours ago my husbands body was Airbone to Uganda.
    This has been a collective effort of all of you who know the Kims and those who dont and for that reason even saying thank you for contributing to this cause is not enough. I can only tell the Lord to bless each of you for your kindness, giving, prayers and moral support.

    When paul passed on on the 7th of May, I walked out of the ICU room and asked the Lord for 2 things:
    1. Take me back home to be able to say farewell to my husband at his burial despite the situation of being 39 weeks pregnant.
    2. Open the heavens and pour a blessing for Paul’s body to go back to Uganda in one piece so that he can have an honourable farewell to his resting place as a son of God.
    The lord granted me both these desires and for that reason I thank him for his faithfulness.

    My days and months ahead are in the Lords hands. Me and Kisha we shall live each day trusting the Lord to take us through.

    Paul’s life even in death has continued to be a testimony and has challenged all of us to live our lives with purpose and touch those around us with the little we can.

    EACH ONE TOUCH ONE WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST AND WE SHALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE……




  26.  
    Kim_Dave Kimuli

    Olivia, I am encoraged to know that God indeed has strengthened you at such a very difficult time…be strong an take courage!!!!




  27.  

    Be Strong despite the situation….Paul was a great encourager ..i believe when the lord asks him for friut …he has…..i cant write wat i feel ….but the Lord Is Soveriegn and may his name be praised!!




  28.  
    Belinda Namutebi

    Thank you Ronnie and friends for the love and support.




  29.  
    Liza

    RIP dear Paul Kim…i know you are with God..that is all we will go very soon.And may GOd make Olivia Strong…




  30.  
    IreneSB

    Kitalo nyo ekya Paul. May his soul rest in Peace and May the Lord give Olivia strength and guidance as she brings up their daughter.




  31.  
    Sam Daka

    So sad to learn that Paul is gone. RIP bro. You will forever live in our memories




  32.  
    Pamella Nsubuga

    May God Rest Paul Kim’s soul in Eternal Peace. We love you Paul though gone so soon but u will always be in our memories. Olivia and Kisha, we are praying for you. May God’s name be praised. Amen




  33.  
    Sandra Nimusiima-K

    T’WAS TOO SOON…PeeKay!!! BUT I GUESS YOUR RACE CAME TO AN END AND GOD WANTED YOU MORE THAN WE DID DOWN HERE. I KNOW YOU ARE ONE OF THE GREAT ANGELS WATCHING OVER US. WE SHALL MISS YOU LOADS KIM. MISS U SOOO MUCH MY DEAR… MAY GOD BLESS YOU MY DEAR FRIEND MOMA AND SWEET BABY KEISHA. MAY HIS DIVINE HAND TOUCH YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    R I P PK




  34.  
    Joe Sengooba (SA)

    We thank God for having given us the grace to share in the life of Kim! Kim, you were an inspiration to those of us who came into contact with your music. You served the Lord – with zeal, passion, and energy. Kim, we will miss you sorely – but you will live in our hearts. May your soul rest in peace! To Olivia and the newly born angel: May the amazing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you each day and always – to give you strength and more love with each new day.




  35.  
    PATRICK UNTIL

    IN MY LIFE YOU HAVE BEEN A MENTOR AS A LEND THATS HOW I WILL REMEMBER YOU.FOR REAL I HAVE LOST A TEACHER.
    FRIENDS FOR EVER STILL WE ARE. “R.I.P” WE MISS U BIG BRO

    OH GOD PROTECT “OLIVIA KIM” AND MAY YOU SEE HER THRU.AMEN




  36.  

    Thanks friends who contributed to the farewell of our brother and dear friend Paul Kim.ive heard from friends who have thought seriously about their lives and how they live after paul’s service and one who got born again.it was such a life check for all of us.all i can say is the life of a Christian and minister is like a relay race.you run your portion and pass the baton on to another runner.Paul has passed his dreams and passion for Christ and ministry to us.so lets run our portion until its time to hand over.blessings to you all.Sami-K




  37.  
    pamela

    OLIVIA AND KISHA
    YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS EVERYDAY MAY GOD BE YOUR COMFORTER AND STRENGTH, we thank GOD for the word you gave us at the service it was from God and you comforted us yet we shd have done that for you.




  38.  
    Emmanuel Muzoora

    Rest in Peace Dear Paul and may God continue to comfort you Olivia and Baby Kisha.
    I will always remember Paul for his kind heart and above all, the beautiful melodies he created on my album. What a talent, what a gift but in all we give thanks and all the glory to God; the creator, author and finisher.
    Again, RIP brother!




  39.  
    Jkisarale

    Even thou I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death i will fear no evil,,for thou art with me




  40.  
    grace gracious

    paul kim u went to soon my bro. may his soul rest in everlasting peace




  41.  
    SSEKASANKE

    Dear Ronnie Mayanja,

    I have been going through Paul Kim Mwanga’s Death and travel arrangement of his body and the final burial in Uganda, i have come to learn that you had a role to play in all this especially co operation and moral support you gave the family, for those of us who know you, and have experience with the Diaspora, its true you are doing us proud, you are a good chap and please continue doing so putting into consideration that in the diaspora life is always difficult when you lose a dear one.




  42.  
    Josephine

    My dear girl – This is one of the saddest stories – and yet very inspiring love story. May God continue to bless you and your little girl.




 
 



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