Libanya died, affecting the whole village.

As Libanya lie on his deathbed, he told missionaries Gene and Carol Trudeau that he was looking forward to going home.

Libanya, a Manobo man, was a strong believer for many years. He even taught Firm Foundation Bible lessons from memory since he could not read.

“He had a fantastic mind and probably never forgot anything he was taught from God’s Word,” wrote Gene Trudeau. “He was a greatly beloved man.”

He had a wife, a teenage son, two blind daughters and two young children who will sincerely miss their kind father, teacher and caretaker.

Libanya pointed his hand toward the sky and said, “I’m going – there,” with that he left his earthly body and joined the Lord he loved for so long.

Pray for Libanya’s family and for the missionaries who will miss an able co-worker.