Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Memorial Service: Ahmed Ali Haile “Celebration of Life”

June 18 at 4:00 p.m. • James Street Mennonite Church
You are invited to celebrate Ahmed Ali Haile’s life at a June 18 service at James Street Mennonite Church (Lancaster, Pa.).

The Lancaster (Pa.) memorial service will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with a formal
time of sharing in the church sanctuary followed by refreshments and an informal sharing time in the church fellowship hall.

Ahmed’s wife, Martha, and children, Afrah, Sofia, and Gedi, will be present.

Ahmed, Martha, and their children served as EMM workers from 1994-2009. Haile died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 26 at the age of 58 following a six-year struggle with cancer.

Haile served as a peacemaker in Somalia and in the Somali refugee community in Kenya, as a leader in the Somali believer’s group in Nairobi, and in his teaching in peace studies at Daystar University in Kenya.

Ahmed’s life story is chronicled in
Teatime in Mogadishu: My Journey as a Peace Ambassador in the World of Islam as told to David W. Shenk.
James Street Mennonite Church is located at 323 W. James Street, Lancaster, Pa. 17603.  Please call the church office at 717-397-6707 for more information concerning the memorial service.

Source: Eastern Mennonite Missions, 2011

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