Shadrack Ojode Njage

1937 - 2010

Shadrack Ojode Njage was born and raised in Amilo Village, Kenya. He was the third born to the late Wilson and Deborah Njage. He was also a brother to the Late Timothy Opiyo Njage. He went to be with the Lord on Saturday February 27th, 2010, at Kisumu East District Hospital after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was a great man fondly remembered by many as a father, grandfather, uncle and an elder in his local church who on many occasions used his wisdom to guide and give direction to everyone. He made all around him feel loved, welcomed and happy; more than just that, he was a God fearing humble man who commanded awe and respect from everyone who met him. He was a friend to many of us including our AVFP family in Kisumu, USA and Amilo Village, Kenya. As a board member from the inception of AVFP in 2005, he was quite a resource, and we could consult with him on anything. He was always first to offer a helping hand and aid those in need. His voice was always raised in praise; his words were wise and good. We want to thank him for allowing us to walk closely behind his steps of love, generosity, laughter and zeal for life. His memory will truly remain etched within our hearts for eternity. We shall dearly miss him.

Sarah Autumn Davis

October 3, 1974 - April 16, 2008

Sarah was the only child of Ronald and Jane Davis. Jane is a member of the Church of the Mountain. Sarah was born and raised in the Poconos except for two years living in Virginia as a child and five years living in New Jersey while working for the Aveda Company in New York as an esthetician and teacher. Sarah had moved back to the Poconos following the aftermath of 911 which had impacted her deeply. Sarah graduated from the Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology and was also certified as a massage therapist from Health Options. She loved the world of beauty and fashion and aspired to be a professional makeup artist. She was crafty like her father and had most recently made beautiful stained glass and jewelry. Sarah loved to make people laugh. She had a contagious laugh, a beautiful smile, and a caring heart. She is truly missed.