Today I found out that one of our ex church members (she had moved away to another part of our region) was killed in a car accident while we were overseas.
I am in shock. And saddened. She was only in her 50s. She was driving a tractor and was hit by a semi.
She was an immigrant to our country years ago, from the Phillipines. There are many migrants in this area, enriching life here in ways a lot of city people are often surprised about. (But Australia is extremely citified, in that most of the population hugs the coast in our capital cities.)
I did not know her well, but in all of our encounters she was extremely generous. And me being the pastor’s wife, she was open with me about the struggles in her life the few times we did talk. To say that I am extremely grieved her life ended like this, is an understatement. And that I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye to her at her memorial service…
And as my previous post reminded me how much I adore the soundtrack to this ground breaking movie I love, I thought I would share this extraordinary piece of music in her honour. I particularly love this version.