November 7, 2015

A Special Service!

Many of you have asked about what kind of service/funeral did CH have for Loubens.  I want to share an email from Maria about the funeral that was held Thursday, Nov. 6. We are grateful for a staff (both North American and Haitian) that cared so much about this precious little boy!  See Maria’s summary of the service below:

We had a lovely funeral for Loubens yesterday. Nicolas shared the message, Pastor Paul and Pastor Bichotte both said prayers and benedictions, Bertrand read from the Bible, Henri did the biography, Sofoni led the singing (nicolas friend because it’s inappropriate for a woman to participate in funerals). Nicolas shared from 2 Samuel 12:16-23 which was so fitting. His message was encouraging and well thought out.

It was amazing how all the staff pulled together. All the guards came in uniform to help guide people and be there; they also carried the casket without any of that being arranged ahead of time. IBESR came (loudmy and junior), Miss Sanon (nurse) came, all the clinic staff was there. Members of our community came just for support.

Henri sharing Loubens' biography

Henri sharing Loubens’ biography

Sweet Loubens

Sweet Loubens

Staff and friends gathered for the service

Staff and friends gathered for the service

Guards helping along with other staff

Guards helping along with other staff

Grave site

Grave site

Marker for Loubens

Marker for Loubens.  He is buried at CH.

Snacks for all of the kids following the service!

Snacks for all of the kids following the service!

About Tanya Birchfield

Tanya and her husband Andy are the founders/directors of Children's Hope. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama and has experience working with children and families of children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. The adoption of their daughter, Hope, from Moldova resulted in a passion and a burden for reaching out to orphans locally as well as internationally. Andy and Tanya are both active members of First Baptist Church, Montgomery.
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