It is with heavy hearts that we tell you a dear friend of ours and villager passed away this morning. Her name is Davine. You might recall me writing a blog about her needing medication. She did receive the medication and seemed to be feeling better. We do not yet know the cause of death.
Davine was a young 23 year old. She leaves behind a daughter Jasmine and her husband Janito. She was a member of our church and the Sunday School teacher. She was always joyful. Even if she was in pain she had a joy about her. She always had a smile to great you and a sweet spirit. She was gearing up to teach reading in the school. A position which the Lord will have to fill now. Davine was loved by all in the village. Her death weighs heavy on us all. She will be missed. I was told that everyone in the village cried.
I went to go visit Davine’s mother today and they are mourning of course. We will be there to help them and Davine’s little girl the best we can. Please pray for John and I as Basil is back in the states to be with Vera for her next surgery. Comforting those is mourning and being “Pastor and counselor” of sorts is a new thing for us. Pray that God will give us wisdom beyond our years.
Davine’s little girl Jasmine said her Mom was in a coma. Please pray for Jasmine. School is starting soon and I am going to make sure she has all she needs, but she will need so much more suring this confusing time.
Pray for the village. I can’t explain everything now, but the Lord is really shaking it up. Our hearts are heavy for this place and so is Kenny’s (the village pastor).
Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time.