CMAllianceU Team Blog
BECAUSE WE’RE FRIENDS
An Alliance creative-access worker is honored to share his student’s grief.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15).
Recently, one of our students had an aunt who died after a long battle with cancer. Throughout our English lesson that day, he shared about his love for her and how his family is dealing with her passing. “She was like a mother to me,” he explained. “She helped raise me and supported me.”
He felt open to sharing with us, because we are not just his English teachers—we have become friends.
With the news of her passing, we went to the church to be there for him so that we could mourn with him. At the church I spent a long time interceding for the people here and reflecting on the conversations I have had with this student about God and my relationship with Jesus.
Please pray with us for this student and his family and also for the many other locals we interact with—that they may know Jesus and the hope that He brings even in times of grieving.