Monday, June 23, 2008
Mothe Nau- In Loving Memory
We lost a dear friend from Fiji this past Thursday. We have known her & her family for 12 years. Through the various mission trips we have taken to Fiji over the years and the trip we took for our 10th Anniversary in 2005, this family has become very special to us. Pastor Marie (aka Nau, which means Mom in Fijian) was such a special lady, you really coudn't find anyone nicer. She & her husband came to visit the U.S. back in 1998 and they stayed with us in our home. From then on she called me 'Lewa' which means daughter in Fijian. I always referred to her as Nau or my Fiji Mom. We also hosted her daughter Taina for 6 months so that really knit our families together.
We are really going to miss her. Our hearts go out to her family. Please keep them in your prayers. For now we say Mothe (Goodbye) Nau, until we meet on the other side of heaven, we leave you in God's loving care.
Here are some pictures of her family from 2005: