Dear friends of OfC,
This is a letter we all wish did not need to be written. We have sad news to share with you. Our dear friend and Haitian project manager, Timothe Indrik, died Thursday, August 13, from an acute medical problem.
Most of you got to know Timo through our stories, and some of you had the privilege of actually meeting this extraordinary man. He was a great man with a heart to care for all people. He loved Haiti, he loved its people, and he loved each and every one of the OfC and Young Life students he so hospitably hosted. He loved us as family, and we will deeply miss our Brother.
On Wednesday, following the great success of Lekol Dete 2015, Timothe was again orchestrating the completion of the Maranatha School for Restavek children, with a work crew of eight on site roughing in the electrical system and finishing concrete walls. That evening, according to Timo’s son Edilson, Timo complained of intense neck pain and went to the hospital, but was checked and let go. Thursday morning, his condition grew much worse, and he passed away later that morning. We may never know the exact cause, but we do know that he takes big parts of our hearts with him.
Please pray for Timothe’s children and extended family; for all the Haitians and others he supported; for all the various organizations he led; and for OfC as we carry his spirit forward in all our programs – which are Timothe’s programs.
We and OfC are endlessly grateful for the opportunity we had to know and to work with Timo, and to experience the positive energy he brought to the unempowered. We have been greatly personally blessed to have had his influence in our lives. Many people who never knew him are blessed by knowing that their prayers and financial support truly changed the lives of so many, and that the work continues. While we are sad to know we won’t see him again, his smile and his vision are alive in OfC and each of us, and we are thankful for the opportunity to continue his work.
Memorial donations in honor of Timo and his legacy can be made using the PayPal link or by sending a gift to the address shown below.
Our wish for peace,