Josicleuton Lopes (Fofo)

Fofo served our base (YWAM Muizenberg) for almost a year as a cook. A sometimes thankless job, and in this recession, it was an increasingly difficult task to cook for numerous missionaries on a very tight budget. He served because he had a desire to be a missionary to Africa, and considered being a cook in a mission base a portal to his African calling. Fofo had a joy of life, a heart for children in need, a great sense of humour, and an almost child-like stubborness against protocols or structures which would mute his generous and magnanimous spirit.

Fofo had a gift for not only entertaining children but also for listening to them, respecting their personhood and giving them support, encouragement and laughter.

We find comfort in knowing that he is with his heavenly Father, whom he was willing to radically serve and obey.

May he enter his eternal reward with joy. We will miss him!

YWAM MemorialsA digital place to honor, remember and give thanks to God for those who have died in the service of God through YWAM.

YWAM-Memorial.org has been a digital place to honor, remember and give thanks to God for those who have died in the service of God through YWAM. In the last month, in discussions with Donna Jordan Co-Founder YWAM Associates International and Patricia Talbott leader in YWAM Associates International, we sensed that it was right to blend these two websites together. For Peter Jordan, also Co-Founder of YWAM Associates is now with the cloud of witnesses, this was very much in his heart and so also in honor of Peter these two websites are now blended. Please visit this new Memorial site to see the current Memorials listed or to create a Memorial of a YWAM loved one.

- Steve Goode and The YWAM Associates International Team