Author: RMAF

Chrissie McSorley

Chrissie McSorley

Chrissie McSorley (Brazil 1960-2017) was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday 5 May. Pray for her sister, Sadie, in the United States, and for her extended family at this time.

Walter & Carole Buchberger

Walter & Carole Buchberger

Dear saints a verbal note from our brother & sister I received at 10:30 am today 11 May 2020.
To answer concerns that have been raised about our brother and sister Walter & Carole who served the Lord in France from 1965 to 2001 (and still serving HIM in smaller ways now they are in their nineties). They are keeping well in isolation albeit today as with the UK, the French Government is allowing a little more exercise which our brother is able to do on his bicycle.
The saints they would meet with are suffering the effects of the virus, of those who are ill some 23, there is at least one in a very serious condition for whom they are soliciting the LORD’s special help.
For those who have been concerned in the UK who have been enquiring as to whether something has happened to Walter & Carole please note their computer has been breaking down so they have not been able to communicate with friends.
I had a 15 min call with our brother Walter this morning. I have never spoken to him before but we had the most enjoyable time of fellowship on the phone, and they send their thanks to the RMAF for the love and the support we show and the deeply appreciated gift of the Lord’s money sent every quarter.
How much they appreciate the LORD’s kindness and care after leaving secular employment in Cheshire and Manchester to serve since 1965.
Walter says “We Thank you all in the precious name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST”
Walter & Carole Buchberger.
Pfastatt nr Strasbourg
Shirley Brown

Shirley Brown

Dear John

It is a year since I have been in touch with news of Shirley Brown.

Shirley finally passed away on Tuesday 28 January. Her death was peaceful and in no way related to the virus.

In fact it was a release for her from suffering and now she is nearer to the Lord.

It would be nice if a notification could be placed in the RMAF magazine, as there may still be some who remember her. I will try to contact the organisation on the web site as well, and don’t wish to inconvenience you with that.

Thank you again for all your help with her finances while she was alive. It made a great difference at a very stressful time.

Kind regards

Kay Evans

Virginia Jahn

Virginia Jahn

From Heather Jahn
It is my sad duty to have to tell you that Virginia passed away this week. She had been discharged from hospital into a nursing home on 8th April where they carried on caring for her. Sadly we were not able to visit her, so we wrote to her and phoned everyday and encircled her with lots of prayer, praying that she could feel the presence and comfort of our Lord around her. She became more and more sleepy over the proceeding week and died peacefully in her sleep around 6ish on Tuesday morning 21/04/2020.
Thank you so much for all your support to her over the years – I know it meant a lot to her.
With kind regards
Heather
Someone who knew her well just wrote this….It is impossible to summarise how wonderful Virginia was. She and her late husband were missionaries in north India. Virginia knew joys as well as tragedy having lost two sons and a daughter. She was American and the family loved her stories of life in America as well as life in India. Upon reaching England in 1968 after Max, her husband died, she used her Hindi speaking skill to minister to many people in Southall. She was full of love, faith, care and constant prayer for others. It is selfish to be sad but I should rejoice that she has gone to meet her Lord and Saviour whom she served all her life. It is often the case that one paints a rosy picture of one who has died but this is not the case with Virginia. I thank God for sharing her with us.

Virginia died at Chiswick Nursing Home this morning. Please pray for Rosemary & John, Lois & Dave, John, Heather and Virginia’s other relatives and friends.

 

Hilda Wadsworth

Hilda Wadsworth

I (Roger) have received these details today for your information and prayers. Note there are no details of restrictions specific to this arrangement, except the strict Government guidelines that have been issued for all to observe restricting any small /large group gatherings.

Cremation has been arranged for Thursday 23rd April at 11.30 a.m. at Hither Green Crematorium, Verdant Lane, Lewisham, SE6 1TP.

No decision has yet been made about donations though it has been suggested they might be postponed until the thanksgiving service. The undertaker is Francis Chappell & Sons, 231 High Street, Bromley BR1 1NZ. If flowers are sent they should be delivered to them by 10.a.m. on that day.

I have just recieved a note from Les & Jean White today . they both wrote

“Hilda had known me all my life and it was through her that Les and I went to Kalene in 1962. She was from our church, Brook Lane Chapel, and as youngsters we supported the work at Kalene, Hillwood Farm and Sakieji.

While at Kalene Hilda was ‘Auntie’ to our children.We told the people in church this morning as many knew her and was reminded what a lot she did for the Lunda people at Kalene and the surrounding area. She will be remembered with great thanks and we have lost a dear friend. ”

At around 1.30pm today the Lord took Hilda Home! She’d had quite a difficult time in the last few months, especially finding it hard to swallow and therefor eating hardly anything in the last month or so except ice cream. She was still able to converse but was very weary. Just yesterday she said she wanted her family around her – but her parents, sisters and brother had all predeceased her – something she found hard to believe. Her cousin visited faithfully but her niece lives in Somerset so was unable to do so. Obviously we don’t yet know about any arrangements but will let you know when they are made.

Sylvia Tarring

Sylvia Tarring

Sylvia Tarring (Pakistan 1969-2001)
Our sister Sylvia passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on 10 th March. Sylvia was my
predecessor as Editor of the RMAF prayer newsletter, a task she carried out faithfully and cheerfully
for many years. The increasing loss of feeling in her hands and feet made this a particularly difficult
task, yet in this and in other areas she never complained but remained positive at all times, thanking
the Lord for His goodness to her.
Sylvia also leaves a great spiritual legacy among the women and girls in Pakistan who she taught and
mentored for many years. We give thanks for her memory and rejoice that she is now in that better
place with the One she served single-heartedly.