In Memoriam: ‘Mrs. G’ – Kitty Anna Griffiths

Mrs. GFor more than four decades, Mrs. G made the Bible come alive for thousands of “children of all ages – from 3 to 103.”  Her Bible stories have been broadcast in English on hundreds of weekly releases in North America and worldwide by shortwave, satellite, and the Internet. They have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Rumanian, Norwegian, Farsi, Khmer, Nepali, Amharic, and Russian.

“Mrs. G told the stories for radio to give the listeners a you-are-there experience of the Bible,” recalled Gerald Griffiths, President of A Visit with Mrs. G Ministries. “Children (and grown-ups) love them!”

A school teacher by training, Mrs. G had a remarkable sphere of influence wherever she lived, including rural South Africa, where she helped establish a children's ward and soup kitchen in the early 1960s. Biola University in California conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature on Mrs. G in recognition of her fidelity to Scripture and of her concern for the underprivileged, including her leadership in South Africa.

Since the early 1970s, the British high school teacher-turned-storyteller has been known around the world as "Mrs. G" through her radio ministry of Bible Stories Alive. Her stories combine accuracy with modern appeal. As evident from the letters she received from more than 188 countries, Mrs. G was loved worldwide for her warm, captivating style. To all who knew her, she was gracious and kind, working tirelessly in what God had called her to do.

In the late evening of Friday, November 7, 2014, Mrs. G went home to be with her Lord.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 71 years, Gerald; son Ian and his wife, Christine; daughter Myfanwy and her husband, Michael Bentley-Taylor; son Jonathan and his wife, Anne; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

In a recent newsletter to supporters, Gerald Griffiths said the ministry’s plan is “more of the same.”

“As God enables us, we will continue what the Lord has so manifestly blessed in the last 42 years. And first, we will continue to pray about every aspect of the ministry,” he shared.

Griffiths thanked all who have sent messages of sympathy and love to his family.

“Many have thanked the Lord for the ministry of my dear wife and assured us of your prayers. I cannot tell you what your continued prayers mean to me. Thank you,” he expressed.

Since news broke of Mrs. G’s passing, gifts to A Visit with Mrs. G Ministries, Inc., (www.biblestoriesalive.org) have been welcomed for facilitating provision of Chinese translations of her Bible Stories Alive to the children of China. The ministry’s aim is to make Mrs. G’s Bible stories as heart-engaging for children in Chinese and Arabic as they are in English.

“Please pray with us that the Lord will provide gifted translators and storytellers,” reported Griffiths. “Of course, we will need money to pay for everything, but our first concern now is that God will provide the right translators, storytellers, and program producers for Chinese, Arabic, and Farsi.”

By NRB Staff

Published:April 16, 2015

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