to Fran Lyndon
(Published in October
2000 Aldersgate's Experiences)
Four new sewing machines
will soon be on the way to the highlands of Guatemala as part of
Aldersgate United Methodist Church Sewing Machine Project.
This year the sewing
machines are being given in loving memory of Fran Lyndon. Fran
passed into heaven on February 21, 2000, after a courageous five month
battle against cancer.
Fran was a warm and
loving person who touched the lives of those who knew her. She was
very active in the life of this church and served on various church
committees including the Administrative Board, the Staff-Parish
Relations Committee and the Joel Committee. Fran was treasurer of
the United Methodist Women and the past president and secretary of
the Susanna Wesley Circle.
For 6 years Fran served
as co-chair of the Aldersgate CROP Walk and she also served as a
volunteer with the Duke Children's Classic. Fran was instrumental in
the design and completion of the new Family Life Center. She
prepared and delivered meals to shut-ins, the Night Shelter and the
Fran also spent much of
her time working on the Mission Board where she always supported
foreign missions and was especially supportive of the Guatemala
Sewing Machine Project.
The four sewing machines
are being purchased from donations from the Mission Yard Sale, the
United Methodist Women Plant Sale, the Susanna Wesley Circle and
Fran's husband, Joe Lyndon.
A service will be held
in Guatemala to dedicate these sewing machines from Aldersgate and
in memory of Fran. A picture of Fran is also being sent. The memory
of Fran Lyndon will continue to live on among us here, but her
memory will also live on in the hearts and minds of the poor of
of Fran that was taken to Guatemala