bless Juanita Valiente
Rules have their exceptions, and Juanita was it in the foundation.
She was not a girl nor a young adult, although young at heart.
Juanita came to us from the Republic of Paraguay seeking
medical attention to recover from the terrible effects of a thrombosis that left her
limping and unable to use a hand. But
Juanita was a strong, combative person. Her
limitations did not stop her from working hard to meet her basic needs.
While in Miami, Juanita came
to know the Lord as her savior and immediately began working in evangelism at Blessed
With time, Juanitas
health deteriorated and her kidneys stopped
functioning, which necessitated her having to have dialysis three times a week, as she
patiently waited for a kidney transplant.
However, Juanita died, yet
leaving terrific memories with us : her gracious laughter, her exceptional strength and
her powerful faith in God right up to the end.
Till we see you again,
Juanita, sister and friend.