Hallejulah! – Elaine Cook has finished her race!‏

With rejoicing, we are able to report that Elaine Cook has finished her race. She passed on in her sleep at Swan Valley Lodge in Creston on September 10, 2012


2 Tim 4:6-8 (NIV)  “6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

A while ago, some of us were in prayer; when we all “saw this picture”.  We saw Elaine finishing her race.  We saw the scene that one sees when you are standing at the finish line while watching the completion of a long race.  We were among those standing on the sides cheering the participants on as they struggled to finish the last miles of their race.  We saw them huffing and puffing and overcoming as they were coming to the finish line.  We saw Elaine as she came towards the finish line and we cheered as we saw her.  There was great joy as we realized she was completing the task set before her.  Such joy.  Then our eyes were opened to see that the crowd cheering her on, extended past the earthly finish line.  We saw that our cheering line continued to the other side.  We saw the crowds that had already gone ahead, lined up cheering her on – the great cloud of witnesses.

Heb 12:1 (NIV) 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Response from a dear friend upon hearing – “Glory to God, it’s Coronation Day!!! Hallelujah… Her “Script” is fulfilled, her Race Won!!!

As many of you know, Bill had his “graduation” in April of 2012; and there is an incident we would like to share. Bill’s sister shared this with us.  She was washing dishes at her home when she became consicious of her parents near her and she felt their excitement about their son coming home.  She then phoned the Lodge and talked with Bill and found out that he was very weak and Bill told her that he loved her;  Bill passed on the next morning.

We rejoice with great joy that we have such a loving Father!
We are thankful that both have finished the race set before them!

Thankfully, Elaine’s son and daughter-in-law visited the day before she went home..
Again, we thank our Lord for his  gentle mercy.

We are planning to continue the website. http://www.kingdomgospel.org/
The Blog is at http://www.kingdomgospel.net/blog/ . Please feel free to comment.

Monty and Lori

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39 Responses to Hallejulah! – Elaine Cook has finished her race!‏

  1. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you for sharing. Bill and Elaine were in our home 27 years ago. They were a great blessing to us! John Gardner who along with his wife, Dorothea, published Lamps Unto His Feet and Pertinent Prophesies, a ministry that arose in the late 1960’s, died last week. Dorothea past on a few years ago.

    Doug and Diane Clark

  2. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    RIP Elaine, I am forever thankful you came into my life and were such a valuable lady in my journey of healing and wholeness. I deeply appreciated your patience and love as I learned and grew. Thank you for being so transparent and willing to help others. You will be greatly missed.

    Chad and Christine

  3. Family says:

    Funeral Dates and Times

    The funeral will be in Creston, at the baptist church, on Saturday September 15, at 10:00 AM. There will also be a viewing at the funeral home on Friday Sept 14, at 7:00 PM
    During the service there will be an open time of rejoicing where anyone who wishes can share. There will not be a burial service, but there is a need for pallbearers, for the Saturday morning service. Thank you for your loving thoughts, and feel free to contact me by e-mail. kaptywelding@shaw.ca. Stephen Kapty and family

  4. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    I am so happy and envious of her new found health, peace and joy but I sure will miss her awesome input on the word of God. You are welcome to add it, praying for more people like her to fill the gap

    “If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.

  5. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    greetings from Peachland (we like to call it Peaceland!). Thank you for letting us know the details surrounding Elaine’s promotion. The Lord certainly has ‘our times in His hand’ and we see such when folks and loved-ones hear Him and their times dove-tail into His great plan. We loved the scripture selected … 2 Tim.4:6-8 … so very fitting. She and they were on our hearts from time to time due to the precious memories from the past. We started ‘computers’ together there in Armstrong when we lived together with them for about 18 months. It was a great time We love Bill and Elaine dearly and look forward when the time comes to be with them and with the many other saints that have gone on.
    God bless you both richly.
    Ray and Sheila

  6. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the blessed event of Elaine’s home coming. She taught me many truths. In Jesus, Barbara

  7. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    we rejoice together with you for the race of beloved Elaine’s and
    Bill. This has been great people in our life ! Teacher, speakers and
    motivater on this race of our faith. We thank God for them.
    Elaine send us her best and loved bible which she said, she got it the
    year 1964 ! Wow, what a blessing ? This will remain in our memories
    for here until….

    Now, its our prayer that, let us continue working together you !
    Welcome to Kenya…

    Looking forward to hearing and forever working with you.

    Thank you too ! Its okay, go a head and post it.

    Will consider praying for coming to kenya ? Elaine had this vision of
    coming! She told me, paul i’l make sure to see you in person… Now
    she has finished the race, hope you will pick from where she left. We
    had to go into our home libray to see books that Mom and Dad send them
    to us….

    Praying for your coming then

    Paul and mary

  8. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you for sharing this glorious story. Elaine was a blessing to our family. The last time we saw her was the evening of 9/11. We have kept her in prayer. We will continue to check the website.

    Cindy Figley

  9. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thanks so very much for letting us know of Elaine’s passing on into Glory….such rejoicing in heaven!…and yet a feeling of emptiness here in our little corner of the world…first Bill…and now Elaine…a saddening sense of the older and wiser spiritual ones passing on…leaving a new ‘older’ generation to carry on in our own walks with the Lord.

    Elaine was a very precious, special and gracious lady…a devout sister in the Lord…and a spiritual mother and mentor to so many, including us. We too were very blessed in the Lord’s timing to get to know Bill and Elaine…and be the ready recipients of their love and spiritual insights.

    God’s Love shone and shone through Elaine….reaching out to all who crossed her path….her deep love for the Lord so evident in her willingness to be broken bread and poured out wine for her Beloved’s sake.
    She graced our lives in so many ways….in her warmth…in her God-given wisdom…and in her wonderful writings and Spirit-filled words which will live on in our hearts and minds.

    Thanks too for your plans in carrying on the website…it is a wonderful resource and reference.
    In His Love,
    Bill & Anne Bakelaar

  10. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    We are sadden to hear of the passing of our beloved Elaine. She was a blessing to us. Thank you for letting us know. After reading your letter, we too greatly rejoice. Elaine came to Singapore several years ago, where she ministered in the word to our congregation. We were greatly blessed by her and have very fond memories of this beloved saint.

    Best regards

    Pastor Yang TY

  11. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    A number of years back, Elaine consented to “adopt” me as a spiritual “daughter”. She faithfully corresponded with and encouraged me in my walk with our beautiful Lord Jesus. It blesses my heart to know Bill and Elaine will be there cheering me on in the great cloud of witness when I get to “graduate”, too!

    Here is a link to the Gospel of the Kingdom on my blog:
    Free Sharing *ABE*

    Abundant blessings and love in Jesus,

  12. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    I have many of her books here and they were such faithful servants of the Lord!!!!


    Nancy Fraley

  13. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for letting us know about Bill & Elaine. We celebrate with you all, they
    were a great blessing in our lives.
    Lord Bless you all,
    Bill & Barbara Durham

  14. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    What a beautiful tribute to God’s beloved Elaine. I love the vision of those on the other side; in the fulness of eternal life, cheering and welcoming her home.

    Will Byrd

  15. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for letting us all know. Please accept my condolences for your loss. I only spoke with her via email and phone but I wish I would have had the opportunity to give her a big hug. I truly appreciate her for sharing her story and being obedient to God. She was such a blessing in my life even without ever officially meeting her. Thank you again and God bless you and your family.

    Eureka Thomas

  16. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for letting me know. I talked to Katherine Price yesterday and she told me , had not been for that I would not have known .I have missed Elaine and continue to miss her but I rejoice that she is now with our Father and the suffering is over.
    Love, kitty

  17. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thanks for the testimony,

    It truly is an enduring race we run. We are constantly stumbling and getting sidetracked. Thanks for the good grace of our Father, we will persevere and win by standing on what we believe, which is a measure for Faith, faith that all we strive for is not in vain.

    Tim Latimer

  18. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you for giving Joan and me this happy news. You quote beautiful visions and it’s lovely to think of Elaine moving seamlessly from this realm to the realm above.
    We’re delighted you’re keeping on Elaine’s website.
    We thank God for Elaine.
    With blessing,
    Norman and Joan.

  19. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    My Mom always read her articles and has continuously been asking if I had heard anything..I printed the article and mom read it and shared it with others by phone…..
    Bob Furnes…for Mabel Furnes

  20. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    We’ve been thinking a lot about Elaine today & Bill as well. We so rejoice that Elaine has finished her race. She is now seeing our precious Lord face to face & she is able to communicate perfectly. Elaine led our son Bill’s dad to the Lord in 1964. Her ministry changed my life. We feel so blessed to have been loved by her.

    Meredith &Anne

  21. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    I have not corresponded with her for some time – loved her from a distance – know she was the Lord’s servant. I know she is being Blest now as she is with her Savior.
    Blessings – I am 87 so know time is short. Only way for her to go was peaceful – God is faithful and kind.
    Love Marian

  22. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    It is well over 25 years ago that Brian and I met the Cooks, when we were ministering at the church in Clive. Over the years we were able to visit at different times and places, always enjoying the happy opportunities for fellowship and sharing, which were encouraging and inspirational. We benefited much from Elaine’s ministry of teaching and writing.In fact, knowing her had a significant impact on our lives. She was just a phone call away for times when we felt perplexed or troubled in our spiritual walk. We give thanks to the Lord for Elaine’s fruitful life, and her faithfulness to the Lord Jesus whom she loved so well. Although we miss her, we rejoice that she in now fully in His presence, having finished well indeed.

    Brian and Patricia McGaffigan

  23. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Whilst just thinking over the years since I/we met Elaine, when the Lord brought her to visit us and then brought her back a second time, for He wanted to make sure that we got the message! Which, praise God, we did. For this was our heavenly Father’s plan for us at that time. Well, today, these lines came into my mind and I share them with you, even while we rejoice for her:

    “Some people come into our lives and quickly go…
    Some people stay awhile and leave footprints on our heart and we are never the same.” That was Elaine for us.

    With love from

    Elizabeth Campbell – from Scotland

  24. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you for letting us know that both Bill and Elaine have gone home. We have wonderful memories of time shared in the Word of God and they will be missed but blessed. Such a wonderful experience awaits all of God’s family and we are so happy to be a part of it. May our gracious and loving Father bless and keep you all, is our prayer.
    Yours in Christ,
    Wyoma Farley and prayer partners.

  25. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the news of of Elaine’s transition into Glory. She was a very special lady and was a delight to sit under her teachings. We did not know that Bill had his transition last April. Now they together enjoying and rejoicing in the Lord’s presence.


    Peter & Josée

  26. Monty and Lori Williamson says:


    To God be the GLORY, for Bill & Elaine’s Lives and Ministries!

    To: Bill & Elaine,

    . . how greatly I have being blessed to call you both my Brother and Sister in Christ and my friends.

    How shall I ever thank God enough for bringing me into this union with you and into this greater understanding of Light, Life and Love…..

    Thank you for ministering to me and to the Body of Christ!
    May your Labour of Love speak for many Ages……!

    Anthony Omoko,

  27. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Having known Bill and Elaine since the Sixties , they where always an example
    Of GODS love, their depth of their spiritual life always gave us new visions and courage.
    We have visited them in Creston, Henry visited them last year at
    Swan Valley, and we both visited her in June this year , she was bright and her eyes glowed with CHRIST LIFE, she was a most remarkable lady and loved dearly, and a blessing to so many people.
    Love and peace.
    Aalttje and Henry.

  28. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you so much for letting us know. Bill and Elaine were both so special to us and we so thoroughly enjoyed visiting them in their home in 2003. They were a real gift to the body of Christ.
    Loren & Margaret Matzke

  29. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Hello Friends! I receive the sad news of the death of Sis Elaine Cook with alot of sorrow and disbelief. She was a loving Mama and she just passed on before she could fulfill her promise of paying us a visit and Ministering to us in my church. I had longed to meet her in person but it seems God loved her very much and that is why He called her peacefully in her sleep. I did not know the rest of her family members because we had not met. But I pray that we remain in touch with you Guys, because we are all Sons and Daughters of the Kingdom. May God who is husband to widows and father to the fatherless Comfort you and give you Strength during this difficult and mourning period. I will be happy to hear from you again, Amen ~ Pst Ben Shikuku, Bungoma Kenya.

  30. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you for letting us know about Elaine. She had been on our hearts of late. We prayed for her often for we knew her heart’s desire to be with her Lord. She and Bill meant so very much to us. They were our spiritual mother and father.
    They came to our house many times and ministered to hearts with encouragement. They attended our two younger daughters weddings, they were special!
    We rejoice with all who knew her and Bill. Glory to God !
    Tim and Thelma Neill, Tammie, Maria and AnnaLisa

  31. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Thank you! Oh how wonderful it must be for her!!! I cannot imagine the pure joy there! Thank you so much for letting me know!!! I’m glad you will keep the site up. I had gone to it on Friday to try to find an older writing and the archive for previous years would not load. There are so many treasures in her writings! Thank you for keeping them alive. I was so blessed to have known both Bill and Elaine and to have been one of those in the USA that they visited and ministered to! I am looking forward to seeing them both again!

    In His service,

    Rita Speers

  32. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    I rejoice with you. I was thinking about her a few days ago, remembering a dream the Lord gave me about her resurrection.

    Blessings to you,

  33. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    We, Rosalie, Patrick and I, will be here at my home at the time of the memorial service for Elaine.
    All we here can say is that when God brought Elaine and Bill to Scotland, God changed our lives from then on, slowly teaching us by the Holy Spirit and using her writings to help us. For we knew that we were hearing truth.

    This comes with love from

  34. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Elaine was there for us in a way that no one else could be, revealing the heart and mind of our Heavenly Father in our times of need.

    Kristal and Klaas

  35. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    “George and I are thankful Elaine passed away so peacefully. He pain and frustration is over and she will be rejoicing in her eternal home.
    Home from the earthly journey
    Safe for eternity
    All that the Savior promised…
    That is what Heaven will be.

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to Stephen, Linda and family. May they find comfort in knowing where their mother (grandmother) is.”

    I wish we could have made it to Elaine’s memorial, but I have my grandson staying with us now. And his new wife, when she gets her days off.
    We’d love to hear how tomorrow’s celebration of life goes.

    The Lord bless you,


  36. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    We keep on picturing her in the heavenlies, with
    that lovely smile of hers, rejoicing in the Lord’s company, and
    renewing fellowship with those who have preceded her from
    this life – those who she has met face to face and the thousands she has ‘met’ through her ministry. What a joyful reunion it must be! Hallelujah!

    We are meeting with Elisabeth this afternoon to share in
    thanksgiving for all that Elaine has meant to us, and for her
    continuing ministry. We will be together at 10AM Creston time, and will be with you all in spirit at the service.
    Our visit to Creston last year was so timely, when we were
    able to meet with both Bill and Elaine one last time on this earth.

    Love and blessings,

    Patrick and Rosalie.

  37. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    Joan and I will be with you in spirit as you gather in remembrance of Elaine. We never met her, but through her pamphlets, books, letters and tapes we felt we knew her and we felt most privileged to be among her circle of distant friends. We give thanks to God for this dear woman and her inspiring saintly walk.
    Thank you for keeping us in the loop.
    With blessing,

  38. Monty and Lori Williamson says:

    HI Monty, Lori Anne and Meredith,
    Many blessings to you all. I had hoped we could join in the celebration of Elaine’s life, but that was not as you can see we could not.

    Over the past few days I have been contemplating the impact that Elaine had on my life. I truly believe the most important things she taught me was to learn to hear the still small voice of the Holy Spirit in all situations. Do I always listen as closely as I should probably not especially when the sounds of family, children, work, patients ect keep drumming in my ears. But am I reminded that it is possible to walk everyday in the little things even amongst the clanging of the other voices. Over the past few days, I have been reminded to keep quiet in my spirit. I remember when Elaine took me to the grocery store and asked me to pick out the groceries, but to listen to the still small voice and practice listening. At first I thought she was nuts, but then I heard and learned:)

    So as we take the time to remember her life and the knowledge that she is with the Father. I am remembering the tokens of knowledge she dropped in my life, perhaps cleaning of the dust from some of them so they can shine brighter.
    Many blessings

    In Jesus,

    Joseph and Trinity

  39. aram2255 says:

    I never met Elaine, in fact I just found this website on the weekend. As I was studying about the Benjamin generation I came upon her publication on “Benjamin – the remnant son”. I also read “Possess Your Inheritance” and a number of others. What I found very interesting was that a lot of her personal experiences are a mirror image of what the Lord has been taking me and my family through over the last couple of years. From the death of a baby girl, to supernatural childbirth….So her writings are such an encouragement. And the Lord continues to fill our lives with his wonderful revelations in His Word as we receive his grace in the fullness of His Son.

    I wish I could have met Elaine and Bill, I have so many questions about their lives.

    Is the site still continuing? I have my own blog with the revelations that the Lord is showing us. http://gracerevelation.wordpress.com/

    Grace and Peace,

    Alex Ramirez – aram12@gmail.com

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