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In Loving Memory of Berhanu - My Prayer Warrior, My Friend

There are those few people in life that you will never forget.  Those who touch your heart and leave you forever changed.  For me, Berhanu Bishaw was one of those people  and it is with great sadness that I received the news this week of his passing.  He will be dearly missed.  He was my prayer warrior, my friend… and his gift to me humbled me and encouraged me. On those days when I struggled, or things in my own life  seemed hard, I always knew on the other side of the world, Berhanu was praying for me. Over the years I never once saw Berhanu in the streets of Korah…  due to his diminished health and vision he was always limited to the area in front of or inside of his one-room mud hut.  During our many home visits together he would always share his thoughts and opinions in such a way as to bring much laughter and many smiles to others.   Even through his cataracts, you could see a mischievous twinkle in his eye.   He was a real