Long-time member Dr. Martha Roy passed away this afternoon. She was two weeks short of her 98th birthday. Funeral service arrangements have been made at Kasr Dobara Church on Thursday afternoon (March 10th) at 1pm. Stay tuned for more details.
Martha will remembered for her long, faithful service to God within the church of Egypt. She will be remembered for being just as much Egyptian as American, though many of us would call her fully Egyptian as she embraced fully her life here as a life-long missionary to this context. Her matriarchal presence at St. Andrew’s is very apparent, spanning the decades of unequaled faithful presence and ministry. Her gift of music in our community is a memorable blessing, playing without music all the favorite hymns of the church during worship. I recall that when first warming up to play the organ in our Sunday morning services, she frequently played “Jesus Loves Me.”
I give thanks to God for Martha and her witness. Eternal rest grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.
Pastor Peter Johnson