Thursday, October 16, 2014

Remembering Manuel from Chicua

On April 6, 2013, I met Manuel in Chicua.  He was one of our first patients at Alicia's house.  He was a severe diabetic who wanted to hear more about the Bible.

The next week, Gaspar walked and walked trying to find where Manuel lived.  We did not have good directions and he lived in a very wooded area. As we know, there are not street signs and numbers around here.  They studied the Bible together and Manuel decided that he wanted to become a Christian.  Kemmel, Gaspar and I were there that day and it was a day of rejoicing.

Manuel then offered to let us use as a small hospital in the area for clinic.  We met with the people in the community and they agreed a clinic was needed although it never grew.  This is the last photo that I have of Manuel, in front of the hospital.

Gaspar just called to let me know that Manuel died yesterday.  We do not have any details.  Gaspar will go and visit with the family and the church tomorrow. 

Please pray for his family and they grieve their loss.  While there is sadness on earth, there is rejoicing in heaven and we can be sure that will remain for eternity.


Mom said...

I am soooo sorry, Sheri!!!! I know how sad this is for all of you!

Kemmel and Lisa Dunham said...

What a loss for his family and community. We look forward to seeing him again one day.