Saturday, May 24, 2014

In Memory of Myra: 1956-2014

The Masaya sign language congregation has taken some key losses in the last year. The latest blow to our congregation has been the loss of one of our deaf sisters, Myra, who died two days ago and was buried in the Masaya cemetery yesterday afternoon.

Our dear sister Myra has had many struggles to deal with in recent years. Her deteriorating health continually prevented her from doing as much as she wanted to do. To her delight, with the new booth arrangement, she'd been able to have a share in the ministry over the last few weeks.

District Assembly January 2014

I'm saddened to say that Myra fell sick the very week we were scheduled to work the booth together. A loss I feel deeply now. She greatly impacted our little congregation and had a profound affect on her non-witness family. Although she had diabetes and limited use of her legs, she never let her health keep her down. She always had a smile for you. Myra was a true example of maintaining a positive attitude despite hardship. 

She'll be missed until we see her again in the new world!

Photo taken earlier this month



  1. Sorry for your loss and the congregacion. What a fine example for us all! Tomorrow is not promised to no one. That's why it's so important to do whatever we can while we can in our service to Jehovah. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, so sorry to hear that. I know how it is to lose someone you are close to in the congregation. Last year one of my bible students who had gotten baptized the month before passed away and it was devastating. Can't wait to see them all again!

    A Missionary's Life