Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A sad time

I am sad to have to write this message today, but the children at the Hope House and many of the mission staff need your prayers right now.
Over the past few months, one of the girls at the Hope House, Maggie (18 years old), has been suffering with an unknown illness, and was recently admitted into a hospital in Port-Au-Prince as her condition worsened. 
Much to our sadness, last night Maggie passed away. 
It brings us hope to know that she is in heaven. She has no more pain. She is with her Maker.
However, this reality also leaves the mission with a big hole that Maggie once filled. 
At the Hope House, the children are like family, and they have lost a dear sister.
Please also pray for Rachel and the mommies as they comfort the children while at the same time grieve Maggie's loss. She was so beautiful, wasn't she?

To be honest, I don't really know where I fit in all of this. Since I arrived in September, Maggie has been getting progressively worse, so I didn't really have the chance to get to know the loving and happy girl that most people at the mission did.
Please pray that I can be what people need right now... A comfort to those that are grieving. It's difficult to know what to say or what to do, but I am asking the Lord to show me how I can shine His hope and peace at this time.
Thank you.


Twila said...

I am praying for you today Honey, and I am asking the Lord to bring His comfort in His special way to the MOH today.

Renee Kievit said...

I will also pray for you Diana, this will be a difficult time. Rest in the Lord for your "spot" to fit in, He will guide and comfort you! Love ya