Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yvonne Martin, Missionary Nurse to Haiti

Yvonne Martin, Canadian medical missionary to Haiti (pictured on right), is dead. In Haiti with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada, Yvonne had arrived back in the country just 90 minutes before the quake.

"It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the death of our dear sister, Yvonne Martin. Yvonne passed away as the result of the earthquake in Haiti, where she had just arrived to do medical mission work for the fourth time," says a statement on the website of the Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church.

She awaits the resurrection. Her good works go before her.

Meanwhile, Canadian Jason Krul describes the situation on the ground as "absolute, complete destruction". Jason is a pilot for the Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada, a Christian aid organization that has worked in Haiti since 1986.

This world is a dangerous place. We should be kinder to each other.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

photo and article: The Globe and Mail.


Joe said...

A Christian's graduation is always a bitter sweet moment. Rejoicing in their moving to a better place weeping at our loss.

Evangelical Missionary Church has a special place in my heart. Many years ago an old country pastor of the local Missionary Church baptized my wife and myself in the local creek. The local Evangelical pastor was present. A few years later the two churches merged.

RkBall said...

Creek-baptized? It doesn't get any more authentic than that!

Joe said...

Yeah it chilled the body but not the soul.

Still remember the singing drifting across the water before and after the immersion. I don't think the cold water was the only reason for the shiver that ran up my spine.

Positive Believer said...

Yvonne Martin has not 'passed away' - she has 'passed on' into the presence of her Saviour and Lord - a better place indeed. It is sad, and yet we don't sorrow like those who have no hope.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"