A Great Loss and a Great Legacy

written by Drew Hammond, Bhutanese Outreach Logistic Coordinator

To the family of Mon Maya Rai,

We are saddened by your loss. In this time we wanted to take a moment to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and the life that your mother and grandmother, Mon Maya, lived. She was a heroic woman of great passion and love for you. We loved her deeply and have had two main feelings when we think of her.

The first is how sad we are. She is no longer with us in this world and we will miss her frequently. She was a light to us, and a great encouragement. Every week when we met for fellowship, she was sure to be there, singing to The Lord and certainly interjecting her own wisdom into the middle of the teaching. Our fellowships will never be the same without her and we will miss her greatly in those times.

Our second feeling is opposite of the first, it is our joy for her. She is now free from her suffering. We know how deeply she loved Lord Jesus and know how she believed in His saving grace and love. In John 14:1-4 Jesus says: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Fathers house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be with me where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” So we know that Mon Maya is with Lord Jesus now in the house of God. And we know that Mon Maya knew the way because she talked about Him all the time.

We know that your mother was proud of all of you. When she looked at you, she was happy with the legacy she was leaving behind. And we know that she hoped that all of you will find the same love that she found in Jesus.

We are so thankful for everyone in the Rai family. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your homes, your lives, and your family. We are honored to have known Mon Maya and been close with her. She was like a mother and grandmother to all of us on staff at Mission Adelante. The memories we have of her we will all keep in our hearts forever.

We love your family,

The Bhutanese Team of Mission Adelante