"Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."
— James 5:16
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“I just wanted to let you know that Father died peacefully in hospital yesterday afternoon and will be buried on Thursday. It hasn’t really hit home yet, to be quite honest. The next few days are going to be difficult for sure. All the family are here and various relatives flying in etc.”
Please pray for Daragh and his family as they grieve Gavin’s death. But we do rejoice in the words of Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” We thank God for the life of faith that Gavin lived. May Daragh and his family find peace and hope in these words of Jesus.
From Socorro and Erwin Escalante:
“We had my son Vince evacuated to Bangkok from Hanoi last night. He is in quite serious illness. May we please frequest for your fervent prayers for the Lord to protect him from this illness and for his recovery.”
Gavin, HIC Council Member DaraghHalpin’s dad (94 years old), went into hospital last week night after a late night/early morning ambulance call to the ’999′ emergency services which brought a doctor to the house around 4am. Daragh’s dad was in severe pain so the recommendation was for him to go to hospital. Since arriving in hospital there has been a noticeable decline in Gavin’s health.
Many of Daragh’s family have driven from all over – Achill Island, Belfast, Cork, Galway, and even his brother in Africa. The 10 children are each taking shifts at the hospital of about 3-4 hours, making sure someone is with him throughout the day and night. Rory, Daragh’s younger brother and former Jesuit priest, said mass at the house for the family with a theme of ‘thankfulness’ to it. They went around the room and expressed their thoughts of thankfulness and many intimate words and tears were shared by all.
They don’t know if it will be hours, days or a week but it does seem that Gavin is close to his heavenly home. Thankfully, he is not in any pain. Daragh and Lia ask that you please pray for Gavin – that he remain pain free and in a peaceful state throughout all this. Also pray for the Halpins, especially Aileen, Daragh’s mother, as they all cope with this each in their own way and help all of us continue to put our trust in the Lord.