On December 31, 2011, our dear sister, Nanay Busing, went home to be with the Lord, in San Diego, California. She was the mother of Pastor Herman, Annie, Nilo, Satur and Zaldy Ignaco (plus 6 others who live elsewhere). Following stomach surgery for cancer, one month ago, she was recovering at the home of her daughter, Luz, when she died peacefully, in her sleep. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, in Tres Cruses, Philippines.

Whenever Nanay was with us, you would see Herman leaning over and whispering in her ear (translating the sermon into Tagalog for his mother). By the Holy Spirit’s wooing of her heart, and the testimony of her children, Nanay came to trust Jesus Christ as her own Lord and Savior. Now, though she will be sorely missed by many, we are grateful that her sufferings are over and that she now sees by sight what she had previously held onto by faith. We shall see her again soon!

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm16:15)