Dina rang Dean yesterday morning in tears to tell us that her good friend Christine had died. We knew Christine reasonably well and had visited her a number of times in hospital. Christine was very open about her HIV status and was a great role model to others in CNP, she was also a lovely lady with a heart of compassion for others in CNP. When Dean first met Christine, she was looking after a man called Michael aka. Rasta, who was in the latter stages of AIDS and died shortly afterwards (see post: Oct 7th) . We rejoice however, as she was born again and was a strong Christian. Sadly she leaves four orphans behind, the youngest being 10, Christine's husband died around the time that the youngest was born, so she had a lot to deal with in life, and at only 38 she was doing well.
Once again this death is hitting the community hard, especially as there are now orphans involved. Please pray for the children and also for the extended family as they come to terms with Christine's death. Also, the funeral is likely to be in Siskei so no-one from the community will be able to attend (other than family).
Below is the only photograph we have of Christine and shows her talking with Dina last summer.