Thursday, April 26, 2012


We have received some very sad news from Swaziland. A friend of ours, Mike Hampson, collapsed and died suddenly this past weekend while out bike riding with his wife Di. On two of my Swaziland trips, I've had the blessing of meeting Mike, and this past January, my whole family got to spend good time with him.

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Mike and Di are South Africans who have been living in Swaziland for many years. Mike was the manager of the largest grocery store in their community, the Matata Spar, and Di is the director of the Moriah Centre, a carepoint and preschool that serves orphans and other at-risk and extremely impoverished children. They have also served faithfully in the Big Bend Christian Fellowship church.

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Please pray for Di and their family, including their grown children, as they deal with this sudden loss. Mike was Di's husband and also her best friend. They had a wonderful marriage and life together. I can't even imagine how much she is already missing him.

Oh Lord, we look forward to the day when You will wipe away every tear and mend every hurting heart.


Anonymous said...

praying for this family

Anonymous said...

Praying for Mike's family.
-Ami K.

Karen Deborah said...

so sorry