Lorna’s Last Wish
Before Lorna Ross passed away, she carefully penned her final wish. A much-loved teacher living in the United Kingdom, her last request was addressed to the students she had nurtured and loved for years.
Her message read: Please don’t send flowers to my funeral. Instead, please honour and celebrate my life by donating to my sponsored child’s community.
A simple request, and yet incredibly powerful.
Lorna’s sponsored child, John, lives in a small coastal town in Ecuador. He is one of 552 children who attend the child development centre, where they received a range of care—from medicine when they are sick, to nutritious food and the chance to hear the gospel.
For a number of years, John’s Compassion centre had been in desperate need of a library. Today, their prayers have been answered.
The Lorna Ross Library—equipped with computers, books and furniture—offers children in John’s small Ecuadorian community the opportunity to learn and excel in their studies.
With her last wish, Lorna helped give John’s community the same thing she had committed her life to giving children in the UK: the tools they needed to pursue their dreams.
“My sponsor has been a very important person in my life and will remain very special to me, although she is no longer with us physically,” says John. “Thank you so much for this memorable gift.”