Danthea Homecoming

A MEANS VOLUNTEER HOMECOMING

Danthea Palabrica, our faithful MEANS archivist celebrated her first birthday in heaven yesterday morning, May 17, 2018

15 Years in serving MEANS – She served the Lord faithfully as a MEANS volunteer for 15 years. Physical illness did not deter Dan from coming to the workday. She was always eager to serve God, consistent as a clock every 3rd Saturday of each month. She set her doctor’s appointment in such a way that she was able to attend MEANS workday or MEANS retreat.

 

MEANS stands for Missions East Asian National Support. It is a 501 (c ) (3) mission group dedicated to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, help the poor and the needy and Filipino missionaries.

Dan was our archivist. She kept MEANS records meticulously and in order to help us find documents needed during MEANS audit.  She was also responsible for posting encouraging and inspiring quotes and verses on our MEANS CONNECT FB timeline every day, until February 2017, when her illness got worst.  Dan’s last posting on MEANS Connect was February 21, 2018.

Let your speech always be with grace. (Colossians 4:6)

“We as Christians ought to be sensitive to the needs, hurts and disappointments of others that no unkind words come from our lips and no harsh tone is heard in our voices — even if we find it necessary to be firm. The difference being between being an offense or a blessing is sometimes just a manner of speaking. -R. W. De Haan
GENTLE WORDS FALL LIGHTLY BUT CARRY GREAT WEIGHT.”

Danthea graduated on top (Magna Cum Laude) of her nursing class at Central Philippine University in Iloilo and was number 3  in the nursing board exams. She was Clinical Instructor at CPU before coming to the US. She worked for many years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Dan was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009.  God was gracious in extending her life for 10 years which is a miracle. Within those years, she did not miss attending MEANS workday and retreat except when she felt so sick due to chemotherapy.  I can say we have witness how a true follower of Jesus lived among us.