Yellow Flower Cemetery Community
We celebrated three of our first sponsored kids graduating high school, with one continuing on to college! With the challenges these kids have faced growing up in this environment, finishing high school often falls to the lowest priority. We are so proud of the hard work and perseverance of these graduates: Rico, Ihksan, and Stevanie!
The community centers saw a host of new creative and artistic programs with our new Program Coordinator who helped kids identify and grow in their talents through private voice lessons, classical guitar, creative writing, and drawing classes.
Stevanie is the first college bound graduate from the Yellow Flower Community and we could not be more proud of her! Stevanie graduated from a vocational high school, she is continuing on to college for her accounting degree. Though there were setbacks along the way, Stevanie’s resilient spirit helped her focus on her strengths and the positive things in her life, allowing her to achieve her goal of attending college. You will find her smiling and laughing most of the time, but she is also a hard worker, holding down a full-time job to help with daily expenses while pursuing her higher education. Congratulations Stevanie, we are cheering you on!
In 2019 we lost two beautiful souls from the Yellow Flower Community: Sarah and Imelda.
Sarah was a strong woman who faced life’s most difficult challenges with grace and perseverance. She had a long battle with illness that she fought until the end. Her children, brothers, and mother have walked with her through this and carry on her legacy of care and resilience.
Imelda, with a sweet spirit and broad smile, eagerly became fast friends with us. She was a part of the Yellow Flower Collection team and learned how to sew. She also worked cleaning the church she attended, willingly attributing all the beauty in her life to God. She lived courageously in spite of life’s hardships and was not calloused by them. She is survived by her son, the kindest young boy. She is resting peacefully in the loving arms of her beloved Savior, but her presence and memory are still felt by those who knew her well.