A few years ago, she was diagnosed with cancer and managed to beat it... but it came back again and this time, it was terminal.
Facebook can be such a blessing sometimes - we connected a few times there. I had asked for some prayer from my church and small world that it is, there was another young couple who also knew Angela and her husband, who is a pastor in Mission.
Angela passed away yesterday and left behind a devoted husband and two young children. She was only 30. Her husband has a blog which I had been following - their love for each other and for Jesus just blows me away.
Rest in peace, Angela, knowing that you are rejoicing in the presence of our Saviour and that one day, we shall all meet again.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
- 2 Corinthians 5:1-8 (NIV)