Monday, September 26, 2011


Dear friends,

Many of you probably already found me there, but I now have a wordpress blog. While I loved being a part of blogger's world, I felt it was time for change. A LOT has happened since I moved blogs. I invite you to continue to follow my writings there. Thanks for reading!

Katlyn's New Wordpress Blog

Friday, February 25, 2011

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
   and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34: 18

I am traveling back to St. Louis Friday after I get out of class. I wish that I was going home for anything else besides a funeral. My heart is still broken for the Ocuaman family after the loss of Minda. Out of respect, I usually called her Tita Minda, which is aunt in Filipino. She really was like a relative to my family and me. I will always remember the Filipino congregation when I was a child in the days when it was called FAIC (Filipino American International Church). 

She was such an inspiration to so many of us. In times like these, many (including myself) question why God has to take His children away from us so soon. It really hurts to know that she is gone and I quote my dad in saying this seems like a nightmare that we should be able to wake up from but it is actually real. However, I still truly believe that God still has a plan and purpose for everything - even in the midst of this tragedy.

Please continue to pray for the families. Pray for comfort for Romy, Minda's husband and their children Jes and Junior. Also pray for the Muthkumaru family as Margie and Raina are still recovering from the accident in Louisville.

The funeral arrangements for Minda are as follows:
Schrader Funeral Home
14960 Manchester Rd.
Ballwin, MO 63011
Viewing - Friday February 25 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral service - Saturday February 26 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Lastly, I want to share a song that I find most touching and uplifting for right now. It's called "Homesick" by Mercy Me.We are sad, yes, but we must celebrate the life that Tita Minda had on earth and rejoice that she is now in heaven with our Savior! Let us lean on Jesus for He can provide us the ultimate comfort. 
I cannot wait to join you in Heaven, Tita Minda.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Urgent Prayers

A tearful, heartbroken plea from my family and I. Please pray for the Ocuaman and Muthukumaru families.

A dear friend of my family, Minda, passed away last night in a car accident on the way to Louisville from St. Louis. She was driving and her friend Margie Muthukumaru was in the passenger with their daughters Jessica and Raina. Margie is in the ICU. Jes (Minda's daughter) had some staples on her head from a cut and has bruising on her body. Raina had a fractured arm, clavicle, and cut in her liver. She had surgery today.

They are all close Filipino friends to my family and I have grown up with them. Minda was like a sister to my parents and even helped start the Filipino church my dad planted in the early 90s. She was definitely a strong woman of God so at least I know she is up in heaven and not suffering. My heart is broken for this family and mine as they mourn this loss.

Minda's husband is Romy and also has a son, Junior. Margie's husband is Raja and they have a son, Shaan.

Please pray.