Days of a young teenager are normally filled with expectation, laughter.  My young friend, Emanuel (15) spent the last 365 days in hospital.  As we walked through the Romanian fields last summer, he remained filled with hope as we chatted.  He proudly showed me his ‘strawberry planting’ during his weekend home from hospital.

Last evening, Emanuel asked, ‘Please may I go home?’  His last wish was to spend one more evening with his family.  This morning, he lost his battle with Leukaemia.

There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven … Please join with me in prayer  this evening as we remember his loving parents and two younger sisters.

May they know and feel our love, but above all the everlasting arms of our loving Lord who will watch over them and be close to their broken hearts.

Shirley, 14 February, 2018.

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