My heart is so heavy -- it is truly broken. St. Paul's has lost a most precious member of our family. Rose Binyi was just 44, wife of Michael Kilongson, both of them Sudanese immigrants, both of them citizens of the U.S.
Jude (7) and Edward (3) are their children, and Rose was pregnant with their third. On her way home from working a double shift, with streets wet with rain, and on a very curvy road, Rose lost control of her car, and she and her unborn child are now with God in heaven.
Michael lost his job in high tech over a year ago, and he has been caring for the boys and attempting to start his own healthcare business while Rose held down two jobs. Our dear Lord is the only one who knows how the three of them will continue on. St. Paul's is determined to pull together and provide whatever they need, as we are able. There is also a strong Sudanese immigrant community and they have really rallied around to help.
It seems odd to go online at my blog and ask for assistance, but this is bigger than any of us individually. If you have the wherewithal to do so, please send your check to: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 28, Pflugerville, TX 78691 -- and mark the check to the Kilongson fund. It will be a charitable contribution. We will use the funds to pay for the funeral and various other expenses to care for the boys until we can find employment for Michael and affordable day care for Edward. God bless you each and everyone!