UMN together with KISC held a memorial service for Christine Stone yesterday on 6 May, in the UMN garden. Her friends from Nepal, who knew her and had worked with her were present for this small gathering. Christine, who was a passionate, energetic, one of a kind and an amazing educator had served in Nepal since 1982 with UMN and KISC for many years.
As per Christine's wishes, the memorial service was brief with no sermons or eulogy, and similar to the service held in Fort William in Scotland. It was wonderful to hear friends who introduced the hymn, scripture reading and the poem (chosen by her), share encouraging, funny and unique stories about Christine.
The highlight of the programme was an amazing drama featuring Tommy Tempo, the main character from a series of children's books authored by Christine. The drama was performed by the students of Rato Bangla school. The collection taken at the service in her memory was donated to Room to Read. Christine's involvement with Room to Read in its earliest days included authoring the Tommy Tempo books.
Christine was insistent that the memorial service should be a joyful occasion, we can well say that it was a joyous and a beautiful afternoon to celebrate her life and faith. We give thanks to God for a life of service and dedication, which touched so many people in so many places.
Source: United Mission to Nepal (UMN