Mia Voreland has gone Home

         Posted on August 17, 2018 under News

Mia Voreland has gone Home
Photo taken last month in Norway. Asbjørn, Mia and Joel.

We are very sad to inform our friends about Mia Voreland's passing away early Monday morning on 13 August, 2018. Mia had been fighting cancer for some time and her health rapidly got worse during the last couple of weeks. Her husband Asbjørn informed that the family was gathered when she left this earth and that she left in peace with the knowledge that she was going home to Jesus. The funeral will take place at Vennesla Frikirke, Tuesday, 21 August. 

The Vorelands came to Nepal from Norway in 1964 and started their mission work as teachers in Gorkha Project. They were in Nepal for many years serving in various roles. They also served in KISC as hostel parents. Towards the end of their time in Nepal Mia served as the Church Liaison Officer in UMN in 1993.

Joel Hafvenstein, Executive Director of UMN writes, "Asbjørn and Mia served as boarding parents at KISC in the late 1980s, when I was a student living there.  She changed so many lives, including mine, through her love, faith, and care.  It was a poignant joy to visit Mia in Vennesla a month ago, for what we both knew was probably the last time in this old fallen creation.  She remained full of life and passion for the work of the church in Nepal, and I knew she was upholding us in prayer to the end.  My prayers and love are with Asbjørn and the many other people around the world who are grieving Mia's passing—and, like me, thanking God for her life."

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