July 8, 2009
Jeff was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 18, 1943 and died July 8, 2009 in Penang, Malaysia. He had a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. He and Diane are graduates of Bethany School of Missions in Minneapolis, Minnesota and are members of Bethany Missionary Church. Jeff and Diane met and married in Malaysia. They have two children and four grandchildren.
The Littletons joined YWAM in 1972 and moved to Kona, Hawaii just before the purchase of the U of N campus and were part of the early formation of the College of Counseling and Health Care (CCHC). The Littletons returned to Asia in 1990 for Jeff to pioneer the CCHC in the Asia-Pacific region.
Jeff was a YWAM leader, a man of God, a mentor, an international teacher, a prophetic encourager, self-less servant and lover of people.As was shared at his funeral, he was a good husband, a good father, a good grandfather and a good friend. He shared God’s heart and love for people around the world and Jeff will be deeply missed. It was stated on numerous occasions that he was an Asian man in a white man’s body.
As Jeff’s daughter Susan wrote, “Dad lived to tell others this simple message: Father God so loved the world that He gave His only Son for us, and through Christ’s death and resurrection He can heal and change even the most broken. Therefore we are all compelled to go forth and share this good news with the whole earth–there is a way to come home to the Father!”
Thank you Jeff for your faithfulness and obedience to God, your family and all of those who God touched through you.