Cecilia and Tim Marcy spent the last three years serving at a hospice and clinic for people with AIDS. Today, Cecilia shares with us the story of one patient through whom she encountered God this year. 

There was a patient at the St. Francis Care Center who had AIDS and cancer. She was a wonderful influence on other patients, the staff, and myself. She was a determined person who sought to overcome her difficulties as they arose. She was very tuned in to other people and what they were experiencing.

She loved to attend our church services, and she encouraged other patients to also come to church, even though she was a Muslim. She knew many of the native and English church songs. Her goodness shone from her. When she died, many were sad.

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