Lessons From a Sister
Sister Enid Hall was such a bright spark.
Sis. Enid Hall, of Port Antonio in Jamaica, has fallen asleep in the LORD at the end of a long and faithful life. She would have been 100 years old on February 18. She was baptized in 1985.
I met dear Sis. Enid at Easter Camp in 1990. She was one of the dorm mothers, making certain all the children and teenagers got to specific areas on time for Meeting and recreational activities. She was like a lady with eyes behind her to guide us when we stepped out of line! She often had to look for us.
We would try and hide from exercising in the early mornings. Sometimes we would hide in the dorm or classrooms to avoid Bible classes. At the time, they seemed so boring to us children. Sis. Enid was a lady of patience. She would never yell or curse at us, no matter how often she had to repeat herself to get us to hurry and get to where we needed to be on time.
She was also such a gentle soul. Over the last few years, several other sisters and I would travel whenever possible from Port Maria to Port Antonio to visit her. She was such a bright spark. She loved reading her Bible and singing from the Christadelphian songbook. She knew every word of so many hymns!
And she loved to hug her brothers and sisters. She always encouraged us and somehow, with her wise words and bright smile, would brighten us for weeks to come.
As she lost her sight over the pandemic period, she became bedridden. However, she never lost her passion for the Word of God, and she loved hearing us sing her favorite hymns. She was never grumpy, even when she could no longer move around on her own.
During our final visit to see Sis. Enid last October, her caregiver described her as “the nicest old lady in the whole world.”
Shauna Chin Sang,
Port Maria Ecclesia, Jamaica