So often working with children is seen as being fun and we often share stories and photos of lovely little boys and girls. However, this week, the reality and urgency of sharing the Gospel with children has hit us as we received some very sad news from a school we work very closely with in Kenya....a school where the children have studied our lessons and attended our children's rallies in the past. As I read the email I received from the Principal, I realised that his words explain best the events of the past week..... (I have omitted some names to protect the identity of the children. Many Thanks to the Head Teacher for giving me permission to share all that you will see beloe)
"Hi Sister Pamela,
Virginia's funeral ceremony took place on Monday.
She was buried at one of the cemetery in xxxxxxx County
as it was proposed by her relatives and the "school" staff. The ceremony was so sorrowful and unbelievable. The staff and children were shocked as such incident has never happened in our school.
Virginia was born twin with her brother xxxxxxxx. In their family this boy was serious shocked as they grew together and they have been going to school together.
I have attached some few burial photos. The 1st photo is for late Virginia which was taken at school at last year. The 2rd photo is for her twin brother, the 3rd photo is for some students and some staff taken with Virginia's guardians surrounding Virginia's coffin,the 4th photo is
for some students and some staff taken surrounding Virginia's grave, the 5th photo is for Madam xxxxxx taken with a student at the grave who was Virginia's deskmate. Many students were very weak and many were not taken in photos. There was much tears and some children fainted due to shock.
We all love Virginia
but God loved her much and that's why he chose her.
Thank you for your condolence message. It really comforted us.
May her soul rest in peace.
(click on the photos below to enlarge them)
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