This is the George that we will remember! So happy and full of life! He loved to play soccer, scored highest in his class on standardized testing, was a tremendous help to “Auntie Margaret,” and was as close as a brother to Simon (Margaret’s orphan with Down Syndrome). We will never know what took his life, possibly a ruptured appendix, but we trust that God is in control!
In the last hours of George’s life he was concerned about others. Staff at the local clinic said that he was actually praying for the nurses and thanking them for caring for him. He was also expressing thanks to Margaret for taking him into her home years ago.
One of our 2011 team members had this to say on Facebook: “Heartbroken, grieving from the loss of a beautiful beloved orphan from one of the orphanages we work with in Sierra Leone today. But, celebrating the life of a child who proclaimed How Great God's love is. Reading a letter he sent to my son Zeke this winter "Dear Zeke, How are you doing? I hope everything is alright. My main purpose for writing this letter is just to tell you about God's love. I love you, but God loves you more than I do..." I am thankful for this lesson of love from a boy whose smile and life touched my heart. There are thousands of children who will die in Africa today, this one I was blessed to know personally, but they all matter. They are God's children and ours. Praying for the missionaries ministering in these hard parts of the world. Praying for the hurting, for ultimate healing.”
George was a blessing to all who knew him!