Cover - Tom Richards Photography

Vanuatu, Tanna, Lolumpaeu, Elderly Lady

This portrait of Elo Kouteng was taken within two years of her death. She was the wife of the first missionary to North-West Tanna and outlived him and one other husband. Her son is a deacon, her grandson is a pastor, and she is a great-grandmother to many. She lived her last days peacefully, looked after by her family. Her family believed that she was 120 years old when she died, and would like people to remember that she depended on God, her prayer life was strong, she knew many hymns by heart, read the Bible every day in the old language translation, that she called people back to the church and spread the gospel.

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