Rebecca served as the first Matron of our Refugee Orphan Home at Buduburam. From May 2009 to December 10, 2010 she was an example of love and faith, a helping hand, a mother to her own daughter and 50+ orphan children. She will be dearly missed, but her legacy will live on in the many lives of those she blessed with her wisdom, her smile, her song, her touch.
“During a cricial time at the Home, when we were desperate for a Matron – a good woman with the heart of a teacher and the love of a mother – Rebecca appeared. From the moment I met her I felt a wonderful peace and confidence in placing our orphan children under her full-time care. I am personally grateful to have learned from her example of faith, her patience, and her open heart. May we remember her well by humbly giving of ourselves in service to others, as she did.” -Andy Jones, AHP Director
To make a donation to help cover funeral and burial expenses, or to sponsor her orphaned daughter, Gorgetta, or to support the many orphan children she loved and served, please visit our donation page.
Rebecca touched many lives. If you are one of those, and would like to post a message in her memory, please contact us by email and we’ll display it here.
I spent a lot of time with Rebecca while volunteering for AHP over the summer, and I will always be grateful for the time I had to get to know her. She was such a good and kind woman. I will always remember her kindness to me, but I will remember her most for her love for the orphan children, exemplified best by the sacrifices that she made each day to care for them. I know the children must be aching for the loss of their “Auntie Rebecca”, as are all of us who knew her. – Joseph Atkin, Volunteer (Summer 2010)
I have so much respect for Rebecca. She was so selfless and caring with the children. I have never met a woman with so much faith in Jesus Christ. Rebecca certainly impacted me through her powerful prayers as well as singing with the children. I always admired her ability to stay calm and patient and continually maintain respect from the children. I know how much she loves her daughter Gorgetta. She has expressed it to me several times. Rebecca was a strong woman who I look up to so much. She is highly respected and loved and she will be greatly missed.
– Lauren Davidson, Volunteer (Spring/Summer 2009)
“Rebecca was a beautiful person that radiated love and kindness to all of those who were blessed to be around her. She was an exceptional mother, not only to Georgetta, but to all of the wonderful children under her constant care at the orphange. When they were hurt or in some way offended, the first thing they looked for were the loving arms and warm smile of their ever vigilent Rebecca. They looked up to her as a child looks up to their mother, for that is just how she cared for them. Thank you, Rebecca for just being you. May God be with you til’ we meet again.”
-Greg Jones, Volunteer (Winter 2010)