“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 2
The words of this scripture does not decrease the pain of losing a loved one; but it reminds us that death is real, and no one can avoid the inevitable fact that one will die. Note this incidence is from April, I will post the most previous one soon.
On April 29th, one of our boys from Operation Hope past on. He had struggled with health problems for years and we are comforted by the fact that he no longer is in pain. Our Jehovah Rapha has healed him in the best way.
The memories will never die.
The first time we walked into that compound as the boy’s miracle. They had no food and no money even to take the boy to the hospital. They had sent an uncle to go look for work to get some money. We were their miracle.
Another time we went to his home, because he was unwell again and we didn’t find him in attendance at school. We prayed for him, believing that God would heal him.
We then started hearing he was seriously ill and had been taken to the hospital. We helped with his hospital bills.
The last time we saw the boy, he was so weak. We left the home quiet and sober, not sure what to think, leaving the boy in God’s hands.
I won’t forget the day I was told, he died. I was preparing for my last exam, which was the following day, but this news crashed any kind of little motivation I had had. It was only by the grace of God, that I went to do the exam the following day, because every inch in my body was protesting to leave the house. I went to do the exam and by God’s grace I passed. As I was waiting for a matatu, it started pouring rain. This is the last thing I needed on a that day. After waiting for some time for a matatu, and being bugged by someone for my number, I finally reached home, wet but sound. Let me tell you, when I am weak, He is strong(2 Corinthians 12: 9).
His funeral was my first Kenyan funeral to attend. It was hard seeing his coffin lowering into the designated hole, but it brought closure.
Sometimes we don’t understand why, but yet God ALWAYS is in control. We celebrate this boy’s life and the fight he has fought.
Thank you for all your prayers in this time. We truly appreciate it. May God bless you!