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Lena Woodmass

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Lena was all about relationships; her most important one was with Jesus. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was 15. Lena referred to her late teen years as her “greenhouse season” because of the spiritual and personal growth she experienced. Get-togethers with friends turned into Bible studies. Lena never missed an opportunity to move beyond small talk. She always wanted to become a missionary and midwife, a dream she fulfilled at a birthing centre in Manila, Philippines, with Mercy in Action. When she came home, she began dating Matt. They served at Pembina Valley Bible Camp, Man., and Millar College of the Bible, Pambrun, Sask. After giving birth prematurely to their 4th daughter, Lena was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She lived her life with open hands, growing her trust relationship with God. She questioned, she wrestled, she cried out to God, but she didn’t let cancer destroy her confidence in him, her character or her peace.

  • Birth: January 2, 1986
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: March 1, 2017
  • Parents:
    Jakob & Elisabeth Harder
  • Married:
    Matt Woodmass, Sept. 1, 2007
  • Family:
    Matt; daughters Annika, Aliyah, Miriam, Julie; her parents; 5 siblings
  • Church:
    Steinbach (Man.) MB