Monday, March 30, 2015

Ba Fortune

Today our community buried our friend Ba Fortune, a woman who was loved and respected by all. She was a nurse and a midwife, a mother and aunt and faithful Christian, and she was the house mother for our children at Haven 3. 

It's impossible to put into words the impact she's had on our village of Namwianga, the hundreds of children she's helped bring into the world, the others she's fought to save, and still others she's loved until the end of their lives. 

I will never forget driving back from the hospital with her in the middle of the night after our baby Adam died. She just kept saying over and over again, "His ways are not our ways. His ways are not our ways. His ways are greater than ours." 

I hold onto those words even now as we try to move forward after this huge loss to our family here. Ba Fortune is loved and missed and will not be forgotten.