When Lena was 3, her family moved to the Amur region for 2 years, then crossed into China, settling in a refugee camp in Harbin. In 1932, with MCC’s help, the family immigrated to Chaco, Paraguay, moving in 1937 to Friesland, where Lena met Abram. Their son Werner became ill and died at 13. In 1978, the family immigrated to Vancouver, B.C. In 1990, Lena and Abram retired to Abbotsford, B.C., where they served God at King Road Church with joy. Two years after Abram’s death, Lena moved to a care facility in Surrey, B.C.