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Friday, January 9, 2009

Sadness that goes with our ministry

Last year little Chuma's mother came to the mission for help. When Chuma was born it was found her gall bladder was not functioning, after several operations it was further found that her liver was infected and she was placed on an emergency waiting list to receive a liver at the Red Cross Childrens hospital in Cape Town. The family's finances were depleted by all the medical costs and we decided to be of assistance to them with food parcels and clothing.
The wait just proved to long for the little one and the seven-month-old girl died on Tuesday and her funeral is today. Our PRO, Fatima (pictured here with the christmas hat) helped with the funeral arrangements and the Centre will assist in the provision of food for the funeral. I know that she is now in a place where there is no more pain and face to face with her Creator...but it is so sad when a life that only just began, ends so soon.

8 comments:

  1. Shame, so sorry for your loss. Death seems so unfair doesn't it?

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  2. Oh Lynette, I'm so sorry. I always struggle with the death of a child. It just seems so unfair. My thoughts and prayers will be with you today.

    xxx

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  3. How terribly sad. It seams so unfair when a little child looses their struggle with life.

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  4. Its always so sad to loose a young spirit. But we can console ourselves that God only takes the best. Your ministry is really one that truly cares for people and will always be blessed. Hugs from Desire

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  5. Lynette I lifted up the mother and you and the workers as you minister in this situation. May God's peace steady you all!

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  6. So sad, but at least she is now in a happy place.

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  7. I will be praying for all those involved. What a sweet face! I am sure she is sitting with JESUS now!
    I pray her life, as short as it was, brings others to JESUS. It sure did make me stop and pray! Much love!

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  8. Heartbreaking. Strength to you and her loved ones.

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