Monday, May 19, 2014

In Lieu of Flowers - A Practical Way to Love and Care

Ingrid with her children
After what can only be described as a courageous and faith-filled fight with cancer, Ingrid Boesten went to be with Jesus on Friday 16th May at 4:15pm. Since that time we as their church community have again been considering practical ways that we can support Nico and their children at this difficult time.  After talking things over with Nico we have decided to continue to provide a way for friends to financially donate to them directly online through Paypal.  

Nico has set up two educational savings plans, one for each of their children (RESP) and so in lieu of flowers he has requested that donations be made for these funds; any money sent will be equally divided between the two funds by Nico.

In addition it has been agreed that Nico take some time off work and take a vacation with the children sometime in the next few weeks.  This wil include a trip to Connecticut to visit their community there and perhaps Florida or somewhere nice.  It has been a very stressful few years for the whole family and now there are many adjustments to make that will take time. A holiday together will really help. If you would like to donate specifically to this please indicate it when you donate.

Nico and Ingrid singing together
I know that Nico is deeply grateful for all the practical ways that you have supported them in these past few years and is so thankful that they are part of a community that have shown such tenderness and practical love.

Thanks for lightening the load in this tangible way.

Graham Ord and the pastoral team at Kelowna Vineyard Church

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This donation button is offered by Paypal who takes just under 4% for admin in this process.  If you would rather not donate this way you can contact Graham via the email address below, and I can pass on the details of how to donate directly to you. Please note that tax receipts cannot be issued.
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